Last October 8, the 140-room Tune Hotel in Quezon City officially launched. Its owner, Red Planet Hotels is the largest international hotel chain owner and operator in the Philippines.
Red Planet Hotels now owns and operates 14 Tune hotels with 2,186 rooms in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan and will soon expand the brand in South Korea and Taiwan. Globally, Red Planet Hotels has an ownership interest in 23 operational hotels – with 14 more under development – containing 6,537 rooms.
According to Red Planet Hotels Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hansing, said the Philippines was the “perfect platform” to drive the South-East Asian expansion of Tune Hotels because of the country’s acceptance and embracing of new and inspiring brands that enable travel to the wider population.
“It has been testament to the success of our first five hotels in the country that we stand here today as the largest international hotel owner and operator in the Philippines and that success has further fuelled our desire to have even more hotels here, with four more opening in the coming months.”
Red Planet Hotels is Tune Hotel’s largest global franchise partner and also has a 17% ownership stake in the Tune Hotels company and a seat on its board.
There are also Tune Hotels in Malaysia, England, Scotland and the first in Australia will open next month in Melbourne.
Air Asia founder Tony Fernandes remains the driving force behind the global expansion of Tune Hotels and the company expects to make more exciting announcements soon about entries into new markets.