[FHD video and podcast
below] Exclusive interview about Yoo Hotels & Resorts'
expansion plans in Asia Pacific and beyond.
In this interview, filmed with Andrew Pang
- Managing Partner of Yoo FK, on 20 February 2019, Steven Howard
of TavelNewsAsia.com asks what the press conference in Bangkok on Wednesday was all about, and why Yoo has chosen Bangkok for their regional HQ when they already
have an 11-year old office in Hong Kong.
We discuss the company's expansion plans,
why Yoo feels it is the right time to launch two new hotel brands,
how the brands under Yoo differ, and what targets
the company has in terms of the number of properties in the region
and globally within the next few years.
Andrew tells us why Yoo chose to work with Onyx
Hospitality and not one of the many other hotel management
companies in the region, and we ask him to tell us more about
their yoo2 project in Phuket which is expected to break ground
later this year with opening scheduled for end-2020.
You will discover where the second Yoo hotel
will be in this region, and Steven asks about the only Yoo hotel
in the world that is currently open and how that property, which
is in Brazil and managed by a different company, will
work with future yoo2 and Yoo collection hotels in terms of loyalty programmes and
We also discuss how the company will name
the hotels, and you will learn whether the Yoo hotels will be
called Yoo hotels, or whether they will have their own name but be
"managed by Yoo", or whether the company has other plans.
We discuss all that and much, much more in the FHD video and
Yoo Hotels Opens Regional HQ
in Bangkok; Partners Onyx Hospitality