Absolute Hotel Services, The Delivering Group power up capabilities with alliance

Hotel management contract specialist, Absolute Hotel Services (AHS), has signed on Asian hospitality and tourism marketing development company, The Delivering Group (DG), to expand its hotel and resort management business in Asia-Pacific, Greater China and North America.

Jonathan Wigley, AHS founder & CEO, said DG would bring its strong market insights and connections to the global partnership and enable both companies to benefit from the “strong growth in the mid to upper mid-scale hotel and resorts range through a combination of new builds, especially in mixed-use developments, and residential projects looking to move to managed accommodation”.

From left: AHS’s Jonathan Wigley and DG’s Mark Simmons and Michael Yates

AHS currently has more than 100 hotels in its portfolio, including leading brands, Eastin Grand Hotels and Resorts and U Hotels and Resorts. Headquartered in Bangkok, with regional offices in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India and Europe, AHS has achieved robust growth in markets with strong domestic tourism, reducing its exposure to short-term international market shocks such as Covid-19.

Co-founder Mark Simmons said in a press release that the alliance with AHS “bring sanother important offering to our portfolio of services to owners and operators, and immediate synergies between our respective strategies and business plans”.

The Delivering Group was founded by travel and hospitality industry leadersMark Simmons, Michael Yates and Joe Cauchi to partner withhotels/resorts, airlines, destinations, cruise operators, TMCs and other travel and tourism players in Asia Pacific to develop post-pandemic recovery strategies and re-energise their business.

The AHS and DG alliance is the third for the latter this year, which had in August announced a partnership with HiJiffy, a specialist in AI-powered hotel chatbots, and in September linked up with hotel marketing consultancy Cube, which focuses on hotel revenue management and distribution.

Fellow co-founder Michael Yates said DG would continue to look for opportunities with like-minded partners to enable precise customisation of recovery plans and business development strategies using the company’s proprietary platform Good to Go.

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