RED PLANET JAPAN FURTHER EXPANDS HOTEL PORTFOLIO WITH THE ACQUISITION OF TWO FLAGSHIP HOTEL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES
TOKYO – Red Planet Japan Inc. (Red Planet Japan), the JASDAQ-listed (3350:JP) subsidiary of the rapidly-growing Bangkok-based Red Planet Hotels, today announced the establishment of a new subsidiary in the Philippines and the acquisition of two local flagship properties by the new subsidiary. The planned opening of the two hotels in 2019 and 2020 will double the number of rooms in Red Planet Japan’s portfolio and is expected to greatly contribute to its future revenue and earnings. This acquisition follows the opening of Red Planet Japan’s fourth hotel in Sapporo on 1 June 2018.
The new subsidiary, Red Planet Hotels Manila Corporation, will acquire the land lease rights and partially-constructed assets of two hotels in the Philippines, Red Planet Manila The Fort and Red Planet Manila Entertainment City, for a total consideration of PHP166,768,612 (approximately JPY350m). Both hotels shall become flagship hotels generating high returns on capital employed. The ultra-prime locations of the two hotels are expected to appeal to both domestic and foreign business and leisure travelers.
“The establishment of a Philippines subsidiary and the acquisition of these development assets represent another big step forward in the execution of Red Planet Japan’s plans for significant growth,” said Red Planet’s Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hansing. “The travel industry in the Philippines continues to grow rapidly, especially with a significant increase in inbound tourists. The similarities with the rapid development of inbound visitation to Japan tourism are notable, making this acquisition a natural next step in our growth strategy. Both Japan and the Philippines are high-growth leisure travel markets, and we are therefore building a sizable presence in both markets,” Hansing added.
Inbound arrivals to the Philippines grew by 25.6% in 2017, propelled by sizable increases in arrivals from China and Japan. Whilst Chinese visitors to the Philippines grew by 43.3% in 2017 alone, Japanese tourism to the Philippines has also surged over the past 8 years, from 2009 to 2017, with a total increase of 80%. With a growing brand presence in Japan and the Philippines, Red Planet’s hotel footprint in both countries is expected to spur two-way demand from Japanese and Filipino travellers.
Red Planet Manila The Fort is being developed as a 245-room hotel located in the prime Metro Manila business district of Bonifacio Global City and shall open by 2019. Opening in 2020 is Red Planet Manila Entertainment City, a 330-room hotel located adjacent to Manila’s bayside, proximate to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the new casinos, and the sprawling Mall of Asia complex.
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About Red Planet Japan, Inc.
Red Planet Japan, Inc. is the JASDAQ-listed Japanese operation of Red Planet Hotels Limited. The company commenced operations in Japan in August 2013 with the opening of Red Planet Okinawa Naha, followed by the opening of Red Planet Tokyo Asakusa in 2015. Red Planet Nagoya Nishiki subsequently opened in October 2017. In June 2018, Red Planet opened its first property in Sapporo, Red Planet Sapporo Susukino South. Red Planet Sapporo Susukino Central is currently under development and is expected to open by 2019. The Company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 3350.
About Red Planet Hotels
Red Planet Hotels, founded in 2010, is a privately-owned regional hotel company focused on Asia’s expanding budget hotel sector. The company owns and operates 30 hotels in Indonesia (7), Japan (5), the Philippines (13), and Thailand (5) for a total of 4,783 rooms. Seven additional hotels, comprising 1,609 rooms, will open across Japan, Thailand, and the Philippines in 2018 and 2019. These hotels will open using Red Planet’s robust and scalable technology platform, providing both advanced reservation software, ensuring a fast and efficient booking process, and local attraction guides for customers. Red Planet comprises a stylish budget hotel offering, with all its properties centrally located and equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi. Red Planet’s companies based in Jakarta (Red Planet Indonesia - PSKT:IJ) and Tokyo (Red Planet Japan - 3350:JP) are listed on the Indonesian and Japanese stock exchanges, respectively. For more information, please visit: www.redplanethotels.com