Hotel summit convenes in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 10 May 2018: Southeast Asia’s premier two-day investor summit for hotel owners and investors opens in Bangkok, 14 to 15 May, at the Westin Grande Sukhumvit.

The event will attract around 60 leading hotel owning companies out of the  220 registered delegates from 15 countries expected to attend SEAHIS 2018.

To maximise inputs, the event will adopt a roundtable format providing guests an opportunity to grapple with the issues close at hand with owners and entrepreneurs and startups seeking capital and investment.

“It is an exciting time to be in Southeast Asia and it is great to be back in the heart of the world’s most dynamic hotel region, the only place where significant new supply is also being backed by lots of new demand,” said SEAHIS organiser Simon Allison.

“The Middle East is seeing a lot of new demand, but vast amounts of supply, which is stoking up problems; Europe and the USA are stable with adequate demand growth and relatively few new hotels being built. Only in Southeast Asia is there not only a strong pipeline of new hotels and serviced apartments, but also surging demand.”

Organised by HOFTEL, the global hotel owners’ alliance, SEAHIS, will address the latest market trends, the rise of online travel agents, the challenges faced by markets seeing massive new supply such as Vietnam and challenging logistics facing the Philippines.

Among the 82 confirmed speakers, more than half are new faces to SEAHIS including Brian Williams, deputy chairman of Swire Hotels; Suchad Chiaranussati, founder of SC Capital; Puneet Chhatwal, CEO of Taj Hotels; Dillip Rajakarier, CEO of Minor Hotels; Olivier Do Ngoc, managing partner of Dynasty Investments; Siew Kim Beh, CEO of Ascott Residence Trust Management, Markland Blaiklock, deputy CEO of Centara and David Hamblin, VP Lodging Partner Services and Expedia.

More information about SEAHIS 2018 is available at including discounted rates for hotel owning groups