BHMAsia, the Bangkok-based hotel group, is planning to following up its record year in 2016 with the opening of multiple new properties this year.
The company, which operates the X2, X2 Vibe and Away brands, secured deals for 15 new hotels last year, covering Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia and adding 1,200 new keys. Once all these hotels open they will double the company’s current inventory.
And looking ahead to the coming year, BHMAsia said it intends to open eight new hotels in 2017, including some of last year’s signings.
This expansion will commence in March 2017 with the opening of the 266-room X2 Vibe Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel, which will mark BHMAsia’s entry into the Thai capital. Then in June, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort will welcome its first guests, while Pattaya and Hoi An will both gain X2 Vibe Hotels in the third quarter of 2017.
And Q4 2017 will be especially active, with new properties in Hua Hin, Koh Samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket all commencing operations.
To support the company’s growth, BHMAsia will open a new representative office in Vietnam this month.
The company has also revealed details of two properties that are due to open in 2018; X2 Bangkok Silom and an X2 hotel on the Indonesian island of Lombok.