While thousands of new hotel rooms are constructed and numerous international players such as Marriott Hotels International, Inter-Continental Hotels, Le Meridian Hotels, Hyatt Hotels International, Four Seasons Regent Hotel & Resorts, and Holiday Inn Worldwide enter Asian market, renowned Asian hotel companies keep on strengthening their position in the hotel industry of Asia. These experienced lancers have extensively promoted traditional Asian hospitality and distinguished style. Today, they have internationally recognized standards and world-class facilities, positioning Asian hospitality service as a top-level business sphere.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts gain the leading position among all Asian hotel companies. Presently, the company operates thirty five properties with a total of seventeen thousand rooms and plans to add another eleven properties to its rich portfolio.
Other leading Asian hotel companies are Dusit Hotels & Resorts, The Landis Hotels & Resorts, Marco Polo Hotel Group, Meritus Hotels & Resorts, and New Otani Hotels, which together form Asian Hotels Alliance. These Asian hotel companies share a tradition of world-class excellence harmonically suited into their local cultures and traditions.
Dusit Hotels & Resorts is a company of more that 50 years' experience in the hotel industry during which it has incorporated Thai culture and tradition as well as the country's way of life into deluxe hotel projects. Within Thailand, the Dusit Group runs Royal Princess Hotels & Resorts that offer first-class, moderately priced accommodation in several destinations throughout the country. The new brand of the Dusit Group is D2hotels + resorts that combine fashionable environment equipped with the latest technology with Thai tradition. The Dusit Group has hotels and resorts in all major destinations of Thailand including Bangkok, Cha-am / Hua Hin, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Khon Kaen, Korat, Ranong and Phuket as well as overseas properties in Dubai, Philippines, and Myanmar.
Marco Polo hotels are located in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Xiamen in China; in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam; and the seaside city of Cebu and Davao in the Philippines. Now consisting of ten properties, each distinctive in their style and management and unique in a combo of Asian hospitality, Western innovation, and modern refinement, Marco Polo is one of those Asian hotel companies that continue to grow fast into the leading hotel brand.
The Landis Hotels and Resorts are prominent for intimate settings, serene sophistication, and advanced technologies. For instance, the Landis Taipei, Thailand, is an elegant hotel styled in 1920s French Art Deco, conveniently located close to the major freeway, airport and financial district. Its restaurant is recognized as the best French Restaurant in Taiwan.
Meritus Hotels and Resorts is a Singapore-based hotel company having run its brand business for over 30 years. Each Meritus accommodation facility is a perfect blend of Eastern roots and western refinement that continuously satisfies needs and desires of both business and leisure travelers.
New Otani Hotels have constantly operated since 1964 and developed a brand of unique New Otani tradition. Along with Western sophistication and Japanese tradition of hospitality, New Otani Hotels are proud of having efficient environmental planning of each facility. New Otani Hotel in Tokyo has its own recycled water plant, furniture recycling workshop, UV protection equipment and many other devices to support the hotel's environmental economy.