Downtown Bangkok has always been a preferred option for hotel developments. In this area alone, hotel supply is growing so rapidly that CBRE expects the total number of rooms to increase by 20% by 2021.

The growth in supply means that there are more opportunities for local and international hotel management companies, as more hotel owners choose to outsource the management of their properties.

While the trend has been that international hotel brands tend to have a greater share of the first-class and luxury sector, both international and local hotel management companies are now offering a far greater range of brands that extend into the economy sector.