Hotel Sector Investment and Expansion During the Pandemic: Interview with Gerard Byrne of Archipelago International

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Archipelago International, Southeast Asia’s largest privately owned and independent hotel operator announced its most recent expansion in Cuba with a press release in July 2020. Two properties will be rebranded under Archipelago’s ASTON name on December 1, the beginning of the high tourist season on the Island. In this interview, we spoke with Gerard Byrne, Managing Director of Archipelago Overseas. In addition to its strong growth in Indonesia, the Company has in recent years, focused on international expansion, primarily in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates) and Cuba. Archipelago’s involvement in Cuba began in late 2015 following a meeting request from the Cuban ambassador in Jakarta. As a result of this event, Mr. Byrne and CEO John Flood were invited to…




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