Choice Hotels Asia-Pac CEO Trent Fraser

Exclusive by James Wilkinson in Hong Kong

It was another successful HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific) for Choice Hotels Australasia, with the company championing its newly signed 30-hotel deal with the Hangzhou, China-based Boli Hotel Management Company Limited.

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Boli independent authorised licensee of Choice Hotels which will be responsible for the development and operations of the anticipated 30 hotels in China, likely to be a mix of upscale Clarion and Quality brand hotels.

To find out more about the deal, HM spoke exclusively on video to Choice Hotels Australasia CEO Trent Fraser and Boli Hotel Management Company’s CEO Bobby Li.

To view the video, click on the YouTube link at the top of the page.

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James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management