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Who will step in to save Asia's beleaguered hotels?

Masks arrive in Bali - Asia's hotels have 'for sale' signs out as revenues drop

Bali puirification ritual on the beach. As Covid bites, beleaguered hotels are scrambling for bailouts and buyouts as property funds and large chains take out their wallets and go shopping in Asia's Great Sale

ESCAPES

Bali gets a slew of luxe rooms

From Raffles to Andaz, the smart linen is out

OFFBEAT

Songdo is smarter than you

Korea's smart city Songdo reveals its quirky charms

EDITOR'S RANT

Who will save Asia's hotels?

Author - Vijay VergheseAs debt-ridden hotels go up for sale, they need to call on solid hands-on experience and gut feel, not banal binary algorithms. Many still await the return of white knight Chinese travellers. This may take a while yet. Why Asian hotels need to diversify their appeal, sales pitch, and audience.

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