Articles & Interviews

“China Marching On…..”
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(Submitted by G. Angelini for the 2013 Hotel Yearbook, École hôtelière de Lausanne) China Hospitality Industry is reaping the rewards of the current tourism boom with analysts reporting positive market performance and record hotel construction pipelines. Is this level of...
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Time for Reflection (speech)
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(What we learned in 2009 and road path for the future, January 2012) 2009 has been a most difficult year for the hotel and hospitality industry around the world and for most business in general. It also has been a...
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21st Century Outlook and Road Map
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(Written by G. Angelini for a Professional Publication, China, March 2011) Franchising & Management Agreements Given the importance of branding and need of globalization, it’s not surprising that franchising and management agreements will continue to play a strong role in...
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Developing New Hotel Projects in China
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(Written by G. Angelini for the 2011 Hotel Yearbook Publication) FAR FROM BEING JUST THE «FLAVOR OF THE MONTH,»  DEVELOPING NEW HOTEL PROJECTS IN CHINA, AND TO SOME EXTENT IN INDIA, CAN BE REFERRED TO AS THE «FLAVOR OF THE...
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Outbound Chinese Tourism : “The giant is wide awake”
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(Written by G. Angelini for the 2012 Hotel Yearbook Publication) “China is no longer the ‘Sleeping giant’ in the outbound travel and tourism business” says Giovanni Angelini, former CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and now head of Angelini Hospitality...
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New Supply and Development Trends within Asia
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(Presentation at an Hotel Investment Conference in China, January 2011) Asia has seen an aggressive growth of new hotels over the 7-8 years and consequently a number of cities and destinations are over-supplied while few Cities within the Region could do with new developments and...
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Future Watch
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(Written by G. Angelini for the TTG-Asia Anniversary Issue, July 2009) MarketsTraditional market sources, i.e. North America, Japan and Europe, will remain available, but we will see strong growth from emerging markets, especially China, India and, to some extent, the...
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Can Asian Brands Go Global?
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(Interview, July 2009) Giovanni Angelini has been in the hotel industry for 48 years, “working in every position from the front door to CEO,” as he tells AHCT. His career has taken him from summer internships as a teenager to...
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