Top News Archipelago International marks 25th anniversary with greater ambitions By Dhini Oktavianti / Posted on 28 November, 2022 14:00 Archipelago International is celebrating its 25th anniversary with 200 hotels in the pipeline across South-east Asia plus more to come in the Caribbean and the Middle East over the next decade. Speaking at an anniversary celebration in Jakarta last week, founder and chairman Charles Brookfield said: “Celebrating 25 years of trustworthy hospitality marks a key milestone in the history of our company. (From left) John Flood and Charles Brookfield celebrate Archipelago International’s milestone in Jakarta “Now the focus is on the future. The lodging and travel industry offers tremendous opportunity over the long term and we are ready for the next 25 years and beyond.” Archipelago International has grown organically with much success in its home markets, while perfecting its brand portfolio, technology, systems, and standards. Today, the company’s brand portfolio features Aston, Collection by Aston, Alana, Huxley, Kamuela, Harper, Quest, Neo, favehotel, Nordic and Powered by Archipelago. The company boasts over 15,000 employees. Elaborating on Archipelago International’s expansion plans, president and CEO John Flood told TTG Asia that South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and India are on radar. “Now, with the capabilities to compete with and outperform any major international hotel chain, our group is successfully expanding to new global markets while staying true to our Asian roots and world-renowned Asian hospitality,” he added. Having set up an office in India and the Middle East, Flood said the group has signed hotel projects in Saudi Arabia, and has a holiday home rental company in the UAE and Dubai. Farther afield, the company is developing in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and has established an office in Mexico.