Archive for March, 2017

Asia and GCC

March 21st, 2017

The most dynamic economy today in the world, is Asia.  Comparative to North America and EU economies (encountering deceleration of optimistic economic activity), the markets throughout Asia are truly thriving.

Consequently, thriving countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region are becoming increasingly aware of the advantages of working with Asia, in particular they want places that are fiscally able to purchase their energy exports.

Looking at current relations between members of the GCC and Asia, we find that strong ones exist (and are growing in leaps and bounds) in particular with East and Southeast Asian regions.  Indeed, the economic bonds between these regions have shown particular burgeoning since 2007.  For five years from that time, exports from Saudi Arabia to China encountered a growth from around $17 billion to $55 billion.

Further, in 2014, GCC yields became more appealing for new issue investors with new issuers coming to the bond market with the capacity to diversify their investments more. it is likely that the trend of the GCC bringing in more foreign investors (most notably from Asia regions) will continue.  When investment links strengthen, this will further bolster the process.

Opportunities in Vietnam’s Luxury Hotel Resort Market

March 6th, 2017

Newly enacted laws liberalizing real estate investment for foreigners have caused a boom in real estate investment in the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam. Along with apartments, townhouses, and other residential units whose sales have been going gangbusters all over the country, so to have villas located within the confines of a five star hotel. Vietnam has a huge choice of incredible such luxury resorts; for instance, the Amanoi Spa Hotel and luxury resort offers villas for sale to investors looking for incredible value for their investment.

Buyers of villas at Amanoi reap the benefits of this high-end vacation getaway located along the southeastern coast of Vietnam on the Vinh Hy Bay. Villa owners have access to the pristine and privately owned beach. They can use the resorts exceptionally appointed facilities, including a spa situated on the banks of a lotus-filled lake. There are several highly-acclaimed eating venues located at the highest point of the resort, affording spectacular views of the boulder outcrops and the coastline of the Nui Chua National Park.

Other five-star hotels in Vietnam are joining the boom. In the Khanh Hoa Province where the Nha Trang Bay is, upwards of 2,800 four and five-star hotel rooms are in the building stages, with the expectation that they will be open this coming year.

The ONYX Hospitality Group of Thailand recently signed a deal with the HB Group of Vietnam to manage a resort valued at over $1.5 billion which is now under construction in Hoi An.

“Vietnam is one of the region’s fastest growing travel destinations, and we are excited to have OZO Hoi An as part of our continuing expansion plan,” Peter Henley, CEO of ONYX Hospitality Group, said.

Those looking for the next big opportunity in real estate should consider luxury resort five-star hotels in Vietnam.