Jin Jiang’s Louvre affair
Louvre Hotels Group’s CEO Pierre Frédéric Roulot tells Raini Hamdi how Jin Jiang International’s acquisition of the French chain changes his life, in an...
Newsmaker: Tan succeeds Logan as IHG’s development head
THE number of Asian professionals who head development for international chains in their own region can be counted on one hand. Clarence Tan has no...
Why quality isn’t enough
As Singapore crests a multi-year wave of strong tourism growth, a bigger set of challenges looms ahead. The Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) chief executive, Keith Tan, tells Pamela Chow about his ambitious plans to boost sustainable quality tourism
Keeping pace with change and growth
CEO of Centara Hotels and Resorts, Thirayuth Chirathivat, tells Marissa Carruthers how Thailand’s largest homegrown hotel group is staying ahead of the competition.
Letting go to let it grow
Rather than owning 100 per cent of his “beloved baby”, Marc Steinmeyer, CEO of The Green Oak Hotel Management, the holding company of Tauzia Hotels, tells why he’s willing to cede a 70 per cent stake to Ascott to achieve his vision of growing the business beyond Indonesia
Taking over the world
Airbnb may have started out as an air mattress rental business, but this hospitality behemoth now wants to be the engine driving a new kind of travel and experiences in modern living. Co-founder and chief strategy office Nathan Blecharczyk tells why Airbnb’s future lies in more than just accommodation
By its very meaning, disruption is a disarrangement. Hard to think of it as being ‘constructive’. But Blacklane’s co-founder & CEO Jens Wohltorf tells Raini Hamdi otherwise. Plus, he isn’t worried about autonomous cars disrupting Blacklane
Taking an old favourite into the future
Singapore’s Sentosa island is full of big plans – 2030 masterplan, short- and medium-term plans, new marketing plan – CEO Quek Swee Kuan talks about bringing an old favourite into the future
Not a clash of titans
Nobu Hospitality believes its upside-down model from restaurants to hotels is hotter than hell’s kitchen. After expanding in the US, Europe and the Middle East, it is now whipping up interest in Asia. CEO Trevor Horwell talks to Raini Hamdi
Shaking a legacy culture
Diethelm Travel Group CEO Stephan Roemer tells Xinyi Liang-Pholsena how he is reinventing the legacy DMC, one of Asia's oldest and most storied, into a leaner organisation with sharper positioning and 'handicraft' spirit