(18/10/22)  Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has entered into a strategic partnership with La Vie Hotels and Resorts in Australia to provide bespoke tailor-made hotel management services for independent luxury hotels across the Asia Pacific region.

Through this partnership, SLH will complement La Vie’s bespoke management solutions for independent upper-upscale and luxury boutique hotels with global distribution, sales and marketing support. The qualified hotels will gain recognition and affiliation as members of SLH’s exclusive brand portfolio.

From left - Craig Bond (La Vie), Jerry Xu (La Vie), Mark Wong (SLH) and Shellia Chang (La Vie). Click to enlarge.

From left – Craig Bond (La Vie), Jerry Xu (La Vie), Mark Wong (SLH) and Shellia Chang (La Vie)

Mark Wong, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific, Small Luxury Hotels of the World said: “As a hotel owner and operator, La Vie understands the needs and constraints of an independent hotel. Hence, our winning combination of “Act Local. Think Global.” will offer entrepreneurial management and distribution solutions that are relevant and effective for independently spirited hotels.”

The first luxury hotel to join the SLH brand will be the Islington Hotel Hobart in Tasmania, Australia, which is celebrating its 175th year this year.

La Vie acquired the historic 11-room hotel earlier this year and will be bringing it back to its former ‘stately’ charm.

One other collaboration project within the Asia Pacific pipeline, includes a new-build in the stylish Surry Hills district of Sydney which is scheduled to open in December.

Jerry Xu, CEO and Founder of La Vie Hotels and Resorts, said, “We are delighted to be aligning with SLH and feel the value they will add to our boutique properties will be immeasurable. The Islington Hobart lends itself perfectly to SLH’s clientele and we look forward to adding a few more properties to SLH’s portfolio over the coming months.”

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