As the travel industry begins to show signs of recovery, Standard International expressed optimism in the hospitality business as its hotels division is set to expand its portfolio with the opening of its first property in Thailand in three months time with another one to open next year as well as one in Spain, also to open next year.
The latest additions are The Standard, Hua Hin, The Standard’s first resort in Thailand, will open on December 1, followed by The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, the brand’s Asia flagship, which will open in 2022. The group also announced the opening of The Standard, Ibiza, in Spain in 2022.
These three new properties will kick off a series of 10 additional projects in coveted markets around the world, including: Singapore, Melbourne, Lisbon, Dublin, Brussels and Las Vegas, a statement from Standard Hotels said.
CEO Amar Lalvani said: “We are proud to announce the openings of The Standard, Hua Hin, which is set for December, our Asia flagship, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon, which will open next year, as well as our second property in Europe, The Standard, Ibiza.
“This has been a time of unprecedented crisis for the hospitality industry, and the millions of people around the world who work in the sector. Amidst such challenges, we continue to be able to delight our guests, serve our communities and create opportunities for our team members by building landmark hotels.”