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What's In Store For Luxury Travel In Asia Pacific Post-Pandemic?
What's In Store For Luxury Travel In Asia Pacific Post-Pandemic?

After two years of a pandemic lockdown the demand for revenge travel is in a record high and travelers are flocking to the skies in a flurry. As a result of the challenges of border controls over the past few years, there’s not a better moment better than now to go on that long-awaited holiday.

This is the reason why the resurgence in the tourism industry going, especially in the luxury segment. Hotel and hospitality companies are especially positive about its prospects for recovery in Asia Pacific, with several hotels announcing their ambitious expansion plans for the region.

The global hospitality firm Hilton on August 20, 2022, announced six new hotels within Asia Pacific across its luxury brands. The Waldorf Astoria Kualalumpur and Waldorf Astoria Jakarta; both hotels are scheduled to open in 2024. In 2025, a year after that, Japan will also welcome the first Waldorf Astoria hotel in Osaka. The year 2026 will be the time that Hilton is set to open Waldorf Astoria in Sydney.

Conrad Kuala Lumpur is slated to open in 2023 and it’s sister resort Conrad Nagoya will open in 2026. The first resort with LXR’s brand name located in Southeast Asia will also open in Bali in 2023. For China, Hilton is set to launch Conrad Shenzhen and the Conrad Chongqing and Conrad Shenzhen in 2023. Then, it will open the Waldorf Astoria Xi’an in 2025.


The appeal of Asian destinations as tourist destinations is due to their diversity of culture and rich experiences. Hilton’s Schroeder stated: “Europe is Europe. It’s beautiful, naturally however, if you travel to Asia and discover the various styles of life, the various religious beliefs and different cuisines it’s simply amazing.”

Schroeder stated that the younger generations of travellers are as well more open to travelling to nations where they don’t know the language. “They are very open-minded. They don’t want to visit Hong Kong and Tokyo. They are looking to discover places that they’ve never visited.”

On their trips travelers are staying longer at resorts, and often spending for the most luxurious accommodations. “We have seen longer lengths of stay, and an increased demand for rooms that are premium as well as villas, suites and suites,” the Hyatt’s Chorengel.

The travelers are spending more time within the resort to enjoy its services, especially in the realm of food and beverages. “Post-pandemic travel is about getting familiar with the location you’re traveling to. You should have the local cuisine prepared by a local chef using local ingredients, as it’s the kind of food you’ll be able to remember,” said Schroeder.

Food-from-the-table is therefore an increasing trend across Asia hotels. Conrad Koh Samui is one of them. Conrad Koh Samui offers its own garden that produces organic micro leaves and other vegetables for the hotel’s restaurants as well as bar.

While they are on vacation guests try to help local communities and go to authentic local eateries and shops and shops, said Chorengel. “To satisfy this desire the hotels provide food experiences that are based on the traditional and contemporary versions of the local cuisine, as well as sourcing local food producers and suppliers whenever feasible. For instance, Andaz Bali features a contemporary and immersive version of the classic Balinese village, which is made real through the architecture and design along with the dining experience and food.”

The underlying principle of all, luxury travelers seek out memorable experiences that are meaningful, both in the pursuits they take part in as well as the ways in which they give back to the locations they visit. “Travellers are more and more looking for ways to preserve the Earth and help people they meet, while sustainability is continuing to be at the forefront of their minds,” commented IHG’s Sukumaran.

“The great pause is ironically, but surely provided many people in the hospitality and tourism industry with the chance to review their current offerings and, if necessary plan an alternative route and offer that allows for luxury travelers to return for a visit to the most attractive destinations. Today more than ever before travelers who are aficionados of luxury want to go on a trip but in a more meaningfuland focused manner,” he added.


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