According to (ASAP Business Partner) JLL’s Hotel Investment Highlights Asia Pacific H1 report, hotel investment in the Asia Pacific region during the first half of 2017 reached US$2.9 billion, with investors focusing on key gateway cities such as Hong Kong and Sydney. Six of the top 10 biggest hotel asset transactions were completed in Hong Kong and Australia, with the remaining four in Bangkok, Shanghai and Seoul.
The total number of transactions across Asia Pacific is small compared with the EMEA region, mainly through the lack of assets for sale.
This article discusses China as a place to watch, likely to experience massive but unpredictable change, with huge numbers of hotel rooms already built and likely future increase in European visitors seeking winter sun as well as Japanese and Korean tourists.
Sri Lanka is also mentioned as having massive potential in terms of climate, landscape and hospitable inhabitants.