SLH expands in Asia with 15 new hotels

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is embarking on major expansion in Asia Pacific this year, with 15 new hotels already having been added to its collection in the first half of 2015.

The company, which is participating in the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Shanghai this week, will use the event to showcase its regional growth plans and its new Asia Pacific properties.

So far this year, SLH has added 15 new luxury boutique hotels and resorts in six countries to its portfolio. In Australia, the company has added the Dudley Boutique Hotel in the state of Victoria, while in Indonesia two new properties have joined the collection; The Sanchaya on Bintan Island (pictured top) and Villa Borobudur in Central Java.

By-Spring Villa in Chongqing
By-Spring Villa in Chongqing

SLH’s Japanese portfolio has grown with the addition of the Tokyo Station Hotel, while two new additions have been made in Sri Lanka; Langdale by Amaya in and Signature by Amaya, both of which are located in the country’s central highlands.

Thailand has welcomed four new SLH properties, including the Akyra Manor and Sireeampan Boutique Resort in Chiang Mai, and the Keemala and Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in Phuket.

But the strongest growth has been seen in China, where SLH added five new boutique hotels in the first six months of 2015; the By-Spring Villa in Chongqing, Cours et Pavilions in Beijing, Eden Clubhouse in Wuzhen, Imperial Springs International Summit near Guangzhou, and Lijiang’s Patio in Lijiang.

“The Asia Pacific region is one of SLH’s main areas of focus, making up a quarter of SLH’s exclusive hotel collection,” the company said in a statement. “In the first half of 2015 alone, SLH has welcomed 16 new member hotels in the APAC region.

“From cultural immersions in China, idyllic retreats in Thailand and Sri Lanka, to chic city breaks in Tokyo, this pick of new hotel additions highlights the ever growing diversity and character of the SLH brand,” SLH added.

The Asia Pacific region now makes up over a quarter of reservations made by SLH customers, with Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan and China the five most popular destinations.

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