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Compass Hospitality and Seacare Hospitality have partnered once more for the acquisition of The Dilkhusa Hotel in Ilfracombe, UK.

20th November 2023 – This acquisition marks another step in their expansion into the UK hospitality market, which has been rebounding in recent years. The Dilkhusa Hotel, with its 99 bedrooms and coastal location, is now part of the Compass Hospitality managed portfolio, making it the 21st hotel that the group operates in the United Kingdom. This move reflects their commitment to growth and investment in the UK’s hospitality sector.

The history of The Dilkhusa Hotel in Ilfracombe is indeed fascinating. Originally a private house, its name, “Dilkhusa,” meaning “House of the Happy Heart” in Hindi, carries a beautiful story. The name was given by a Maharaja who purchased the building as a gift for his wife, adding a touch of romance and exoticism to its heritage.

The hotel’s location on the Victorian seafront, close to the harbour and overlooking one of North Devon’s popular seaside resorts, adds to its charm and historical significance. It offers guests a picturesque view of the Runnymede Gardens, home to the Landmark Theatre and Ilfracombe Museum, making it an ideal spot for tourists and visitors looking to explore the area’s cultural and natural attractions.

The rich history and unique name of The Dilkhusa Hotel add an extra layer of charm to its already enviable location on the Victorian seafront in Ilfracombe.

The Dilkhusa Hotel in Ilfracombe maintains its prominent position on the Victorian seafront, making it a prime location for visitors. Its proximity to the harbour and its view of one of North Devon’s popular seaside resorts enhance its appeal. The hotel boasts spacious public areas, an on-site restaurant serving both residents and non-hotel guests, a bar area, and a well-equipped ballroom, providing a range of amenities for guests.

Historically, the hotel has primarily focused on the Group Tour Market, managed by Coast and Country. However, it is now looking to diversify its business by catering to a more varied mix of guests, including corporate visitors and hosting meetings and events. This shift in strategy reflects the positive performance trends in the UK market and the hotel’s commitment to adapting to changing demands

Seacare Hospitality Chief Executive Officer Lim Chye Teen expressed their excitement about partnering once again with Compass Hospitality, highlighting the positive trends in the UK market.

Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the alignment in vision and the ongoing partnership with Seacare. This acquisition of The Dilkhusa Hotel reaffirms its dedication to expanding its presence in the UK market and maintaining key partnerships to enhance the performance of its hotel portfolio.

About Compass Hospitality
Compass Hospitality is a rapidly growing hospitality management company based in Southeast Asia. They have a diverse portfolio that includes the management and operation of 50 hospitality properties across various market segments. In 2015, the group expanded its operations into the United Kingdom and has since built a portfolio of 21 hotels in different UK locations, ranging from major cities like London and Manchester to coastal towns like Ilfracombe.

Compass Hospitality operates under several distinctive brands, including Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and their Compass Collection, which encompasses individually branded hotels and resorts. Their range of properties includes hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments, and spas in various countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and the UK. This expansion and diverse brand portfolio demonstrate Compass Hospitality’s commitment to providing a wide range of hospitality experiences to meet the needs of different travelers and markets.

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Alyssa Freeman
Sales & Marketing Manager UK
[email protected]

Rabin Gupta
Director-Digital, Revenue & Distribution
[email protected]

The Dilkhusa Hotel
Wilder Rd, Ilfracombe EX34 9AH, United Kingdom

Compass Hospitality UK Head Office:
The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

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The Esplanade Hotel of Paignton Seafront becomes latest addition to the growing Compass Hospitality UK portfolio.

27th September 2023 – The Esplanade Hotel joins an increasingly substantial portfolio of 20 hotels under Compass Hospitality management in the UK, whose current growth is being further supported by the growing momentum of the rebounding UK hospitality market.

The property boasts 84 ensuite bedrooms, many of which enjoy uninterrupted sea views, ample car parking, spacious public areas as well as a range of amenities including an on-site restaurant, bar, snack bar, shared lounges, luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk and feature ballroom.

Paignton, set in the heart of Torbay, is an ideal resort for all ages as well as a great base from which to explore South Devon and the surrounding area. Within the hotel, the south-facing Sun Lounge and Harbour Bar Lounge offer stunning views across ‘the Bay’ and the attractive Riviera Suite provides a warm and friendly atmosphere to relax in.

The full-service beachfront hotel has historically offered its Group Tour guests an enviable staycation location being just a short walk from Paignton Beach, the Harbour, and the iconic Victorian Pier. Moving forward, the hotel will be marketed to welcome a more diverse business mix inclusive of corporate, leisure, and meeting & event guests in addition to its domestic and in-bound Group Tour base.

Harmil Singh, President, and CEO of Compass Hospitality comments, “We are pleased to have The Esplanade Hotel complement our portfolio of properties in the UK. It stands as a testament to our commitment to enhancing our collection of growing UK properties. As we continue to expand our presence in the dynamic landscape of the UK hospitality industry, Compass Hospitality remains dedicated to forging partnerships and pursuing acquisitions that align with our vision.”

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 50 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, the group has expanded into the UK market in 2015 and has since built a portfolio of 20 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Perth, Dundee, Dumfries, Dunfermline, Carmarthen, Paignton and Aberdeen.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments, and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the UK.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Alyssa Freeman
Sales & Marketing Manager UK
[email protected]

Rabin Gupta
Director-Digital, Revenue & Distribution
[email protected]

The Esplanade Hotel
Sands Road, Paignton TQ4 6EG

Compass Hospitality UK Head Office:
The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

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Compass Hospitality continues expansion of UK Hotel portfolio, with the addition of the 4-star Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline.

23rd June 2023 – Compass Hospitality has secured management of the Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel in Dunfermline, Fife. Keavil House Hotel joins an increasingly substantial portfolio of hotels under management in the UK, whose current growth is being further supported by the growing momentum in the Scottish hospitality market. Keavil House Hotel is Compass Hospitality’s fourth hotel in partnership with The Buxani Group, with the first being the acquisition of GoGlasgow Urban Hotel and later The Craigmonie Hotel of Inverness both in 2018, followed by the Arosfa Hotel in London, Fitzrovia in 2019.

Keavil House Hotel is located two miles west of the historic city of Dunfermline, close to the busy naval shipyard at Rosyth, and 19 miles from the Edinburgh city centre. The property was built in the mid 19th Century as a country house and then converted to a hotel in the early 1980’s. The 70-bedroom hotel is set within 12-acres and has been extended over the years to include a thriving health club & spa, and the Elgin Suite for large functions and weddings.

Kishore Buxani, CEO of Buxani Group, comments, “We are extremely pleased to add the Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel to our existing portfolio of hotels in the UK. This demonstrates our continued interest, commitment and confident in the UK hospitality sector, and we hope to grow our UK footprint even further” … “We are also grateful to the existing owners for building a wonderful hospitality and leisure spa business over the last 35 years and we intend to carry on providing a fantastic experience to our guests and customers going forward.”

Harmil Singh, President and CEO of Compass Hospitality adds, “The Keavil House Hotel is an established property and a charming addition to the distinctive portfolio of our hotels in the UK. Our continued expansion in the UK reflects our strong favorable outlook for the UK hospitality industry. Compass Hospitality will continue to collaborate with our partners to identify strategic hotels for acquisition and management.”

About Compass Hospitality

 Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 50 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, the group has expanded into the UK market in 2015 and has since built a portfolio of 19 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in London, Liverpool, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Perth, Dundee, Dumfries, Dunfurmline, Carmarthen and Aberdeen.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and the UK.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Alyssa Milton
Sales & Marketing Manager UK
[email protected]

Rabin Gupta
Director-Digital, Revenue & Distribution
[email protected]

Best Western Plus Keavil House Hotel
Keavil Farm Steadings, Fife KY12 8QW

Compass Hospitality UK Head Office:
The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

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Compass Hospitality Continues UK Expansion with 7th Hotel in Scotland Introducing The Rox Hotel Aberdeen

April 13, 2022 – Compass Hospitality continues to advance its UK market position with the new addition of The Rox Hotel Aberdeen, to its ever-growing portfolio. The Rox Hotel of 17-23 Market Street Aberdeen, is the company’s 7th Hotel in Scotland and 17th in the United Kingdom, as the company undergoes a post-pandemic surge in acquisitions.

Featuring Aberdeen’s premier chandelier-lit ballroom and function space for 180 guests; this modern 4-star 32-bedroom property boasts well-equipped en-suite accommodation inclusive of 2 luxurious suites. The hotel also offers the 100- cover ‘Rox Grill Room’ restaurant in addition to the 70-cover on-site café & bar.

Located in the heart of Aberdeen city center, the hotel offers an excellent location for a mixture of audiences visiting Scotland’s third largest city. With excellent transport links including Aberdeen Airport being just a short 20-minute drive away, as well as both the main bus and train station being only a 5-minute walk from the property itself.

The 8-storey property which has been purchased for an undisclosed sum as a joint venture by the Singapore-based company Seacare Hospitality along with Compass Hospitality; and will continue to welcome UK-inbound and domestic visitors and tourists alike, as well as maintaining its base of local corporate guests.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Rox Hotel Aberdeen into our diverse portfolio of projects and to once again be collaborating with Compass Hospitality. We are confident that this will be another profitable venture into the robust and enduring UK hospitality sector” says Chye Teen Lim CEO of Seacare Hospitality

Harmil Singh, CEO of Compass Hospitality adds “The addition of this delightful 4-star property to our expanding UK hotel portfolio demonstrates our confidence particularly in the Scottish hospitality market, and we continue to look forward optimistically to further growth in this area.”

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 50 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, the group has expanded into the UK market in 2015 and has since built a portfolio of 17 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in Aberdeen London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Dundee, Dumfries, and Carmarthen.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Nichola Worthington
National Key Account Manager
[email protected]

Alyssa Milton
Sales & Marketing Manager UK
[email protected]
Compass Hospitality UK Head Office:
The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

Compass Hospitality Thailand Head Office:
Suite 10/91, Trendy Office Tower, 5th floor, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
www.compasshospitality.com

THE ROX HOTEL
17-23 Market Street, Aberdeen AB11 5PY

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Compass Hospitality UK portfolio continues to grow with addition of Best Western Queens Hotel, Perth

February 10, 2022 – Compass Hospitality continues its strong expansion into the UK market, with an additional Scottish property, acquired by Singapore-based Seacare Hospitality. The Best Western Queen’s Hotel of Perth will be the Compass Hospitality’s 16th hotel in the UK, further establishing the hotel management companies’ strong foothold in the market.

Located in the heart of Perth Scotland, the hotel offers exceptional transport links being ideally placed adjacent to Perth Railway Station and Bus Station; offering access to major cities such as London, Edinburgh & Glasgow.  Located just a short walk from the bustling town center, the striking 51-bedroom hotel also boasts an impressive bar and restaurant area, plus modern meeting and event facilities for up to 160 guests. Additionally, the hotels on site gym, swimming pool, steam room and sauna facilities are a welcome attraction for both hotel residents and leisure-club members.The well-established

property at the heart of the local community will continue to focus on the UK domestic group travel market, as well as continue to welcome Corporate and Leisure guests alike

The Hotel is the 4th Best Western Hotel within the Compass Hospitality portfolio; strengthening the strong relationship between the lucrative franchise and the management group.

“We are pleased to once again be collaborating with Compass Hospitality, on this city-center hotel in the heart of Perth, Scotland. It has provided us a great opportunity to further grow our portfolio of successful hotels within the UK. I am confident the Best Western Queens Hotel will be another profitable venture for us all.” says Chye Teen Lim CEO of Seacare Hospitality.

Harmil Singh, CEO of Compass Hospitality, added “Despite the worldwide pandemic and the affects that this has had upon the hospitality industry, we are still seeing opportunity and profitability in the UK market, and are looking optimistically towards our further expansion.”

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing hospitality management companies, managing and operating a wide portfolio of 50 hospitality properties across all market segments. Following the rapid growth in Southeast Asia, the group has expanded into the UK market in 2015 and has since built a portfolio of 16 hotels across the UK. UK hotels operated by Compass Hospitality are located in London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Eastbourne, Inverness, Coventry, Scarborough, Dundee, Dumfries, and Carmarthen.

With 4 distinctive brands, Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda, and alongside our Compass Collection which includes individually branded hotels and resorts, Compass manages and operates hotels, resorts, executive serviced apartments and spas located in Thailand, Malaysia, and the UK.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Nichola Worthington
National Key Account Manager
[email protected]

Alyssa Milton
Sales & Marketing Manager UK
[email protected]
Compass Hospitality UK Head Office: The Victoria Hotel, Hollinwood Ave, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8DE

Compass Hospitality Thailand Head Office: Suite 10/91, Trendy Office Tower, 5th floor, 10 Sukhumvit Soi 13, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
www.compasshospitality.com

BEST WESTERN QUEENS HOTEL, PERTH
105 Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HB

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Armoni 11 Rebrands as Citin Sukhumvit 11 After Extensive Refurbishment

Compass Hospitality has announced an agreement with Armoni Sukhumvit 11 to rebrand under its Citin portfolio as Citin Sukhumvit 11.

The hotel has been rebranded following a comprehensive refurbishment that witnessed the hotel’s full closure. The rebranded hotel has started welcoming guest since the remodel. Along with a name change, the hotel has undergone a total renovation that includes the exterior, all guestrooms, and common areas.

Citin Sukhumvit 11 now boasts 52 newly-refurbished rooms with ambient lighting. An earthy, wooden color palette is reflected in the choice of textiles, paint, and modern bathrooms. Comfortable and convenient, Citin Sukhumvit 11 is located among a wealth of both local and international dining options.

Mr. Erik Wee, Corporate Director, Training & Audit of Compass Hospitality, commented:

“The original building was stripped down to its structural bones. A large portion of the hotel was completely redesigned to provide the essentials that modern travellers seek.”

Nestled in Sukhumvit Soi 11’s sub-alley, Citin Sukhumvit 11 offers guests a quiet experience while providing easy access to Nana area’s legendary nightlife, accompanied by bustling bars, popular restaurants, and street food galore. The hotel also benefits from close proximity to the Nana BTS Skytrain station (1-min walk), the underground Sukhumvit MRT Station (9-min walk), and Terminal 21 Shopping center (8-min walk). The hotel delivers value for money to travellers who are looking for a comfortable, contemporary, and affordable accommodation with great accessibility in one of the most popular sois’ in Bangkok.

Armoni Sukhumvit 11 Rebrads as Citin Sukhumvit 11

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First Hospitality Management Graduation Ceremony of Regent’s International College (RIC)

Our President & CEO Harmil Singh was invited to address the first Hospitality Management Graduation Ceremony of Regent’s International College (RIC). As RIC’s main hospitality industry partner, Compass Hospitality provides the student body with internship opportunities at our properties.

Held at RIC campus on October 24, 2019, the ceremony hosted attendees including graduands, scholarship recipients, parents, board directors, partners, and guest-of-honour Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Founder and Chairman of Regents Education Group.

Highlighting the importance of continuous, lifelong learning, he mentioned in his speech, “Indeed, you have already achieved a significant milestone by graduating from a distinguished institution. However, the knowledge you have gained is only the foundation waiting to be strengthened by layers and layers of even more knowledge and work experience.”

We are happy to witness some of our best interns’ first step into the real world. Once again, congratulations to the graduating class of 2019!

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Compass Hospitality & Meituan Reach Strategic Cooperation Agreement

Meituan, Compass Hospitality Reach Strategic Cooperation Agreement

BANGKOK, June 14th, 2019 – Meituan (HKG: 3690) (the “Company”), China’s leading e-commerce platform for services, and Compass Hospitality Hotel Group inked a strategic cooperation agreement that aims to provide convenient, safe and comfortable accommodation experiences for Chinese tourists overseas.

Compass Hospitality’s flagship store is now available through both the Meituan App and Dianping App, allowing consumers to browse and inquire about the price, location, and room status of all hotels run by Compass Hospitality across different cities in Thailand, Malaysia and UK. This gives them the opportunity to make choices according to their needs and preferences along with the chance to explore and learn about the specialty restaurants on offer by Compass Hospitality through the flagship store.

Under the agreement, Meituan and Compass Hospitality will also cooperate on brand development, comprehensive hotel income management, and data analysis. In terms of brand development, in addition to strengthening the presence of its flagship store, Meituan will help Compass Hospitality promote its brand and enhance its brand awareness among Chinese consumers, especially the younger generation.

On initiative regarding hotel comprehensive income management and data analysis, the two sides will jointly explore the new “Internet + accommodation” model, which centers around driving accommodation business growth through utilizing the internet and digital technologies.

Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, Compass Hospitality has four hotel brands: Compass, Citrus, Citin, Ananda Resort & Spa, which are located in nearly 20 cities including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Kuala Lumpur and various cities throughout the UK. Compass Hospitality operates various hotels ranging from budget properties, luxury orientated properties, lifestyle orientated properties, serviced apartments, resorts, and boutique city hotels. These hotels are well located and give consumers easy access to major attractions.

Since launching its overseas hotel booking business in 2017, Meituan Hotel has expanded to cover about 500,000 hotels in nearly 200 countries and regions and enjoys rapid growth in transactions.

About Meituan

Meituan (HKG: 3690) (the “Company”) is China’s leading e-commerce platform for services. With the mission of “We help people eat better, live better,” the Company’s platform uses technology to connect consumers and merchants. Service offerings on the platform address people’s daily needs for food, and extend further to broad lifestyle and travel services. According to the iResearch Report, Meituan is the world’s largest on-demand food delivery service provider and China’s largest e-commerce platform for in-store dining services in 2017. It currently operates the world’s largest on-demand delivery network in terms of the number of deliveries in 2017. Meituan helps consumers discover merchant information, make informed decisions, complete online and offline transactions and enjoy on-demand delivery. The Company currently owns several household brands in China, including Meituan, China’s leading online marketplace for services by GTV in 2017, Dianping, China’s leading online destination for discovering lifestyle services by MAU in 2017, Meituan Waimai for on-demand delivery services, and Mobike for bike-sharing services. Meituan had 400.4 million Annual Transacting Users and 5.8 million Annual Active Merchants by the end of 2018. The Company operates in over 2,800 cities and counties in China.

Guo Qing, Vice President of Meituan, General Manager of Meituan Hotel, and General Manager of Meituan Ticket Booking and Travel Business : “We hope to bring more localized experience to Chinese tourists overseas through the cooperation with Compass Hospitality.”

About Compass Hospitality

Compass Hospitality is a young and dynamic hospitality group headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. With the vision ‘’ To be the best in its class for the Hotel and Serviced Residences and to lead the marketing with avant-garde approaches’’, the company has 4 distinctive brands; Compass, Citrus, Citin and Ananda Resort and Spa (alongside our Compass Collection). Within these four brands, a large variety of lifestyle preferences are available to guests, from boutique hotels, resorts, lifestyle properties to budget efficient alternatives. With a portfolio of 5,000 keys; 29 properties in Thailand, 4 in Malaysia and 15 in the United Kingdom, a wide variety of Compass Hospitalities’ properties give guests easy access to major attractions in Southeast Asia and Europe, making it an ideal option to for individuals who want to be based at great locations and expect quality services.

Tejinder Sidhu, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Operations at Compass Hospitality : “Meituan is an ideal platform for us to engage with Chinese travellers who are looking for peerless hospitality when travelling abroad.”

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