Paris, July 18th 2019 – Groupe GM, leading international player in the guest amenity industry, has announced today its expansion with its new Exclusive Partner, Paris Groupe Ltd in Australia and New Zealand.
Since its inception in 1972, Groupe GM has continuously expanded internationally. This growth is part of Groupe GM’s plans to consolidate its presence in Asia Pacific where their representation is already well-established in Cambodia, China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macao. It also fits in the group’s strategy to expand its international development beyond the current network, which already comprises more than 70 countries across all continents.
Laurent Marchand, President of Groupe GM, commented: “After our recent expansion in Hong Kong and Macao, we are now thrilled to be further developing in the Asia Pacific region. Australia and New Zealand are one of the world’s top travel destinations and thus represent great opportunities for our group. We have no doubt that our partnership with Paris Groupe Ltd will be fruitful and help us deliver the best service in the region.”
Paris Groupe will be headed by Jason Williams along with business partners Brian Tuia and Daren Manks who all bring a wealth of experience from the hospitality, retail and investment industries.
“There is an important and growing need for quality and bespoke amenities in Australia and New Zealand. We are proud to be partnering with Groupe GM, an internationally renowned brand known for its luxurious amenities, and we look forward to bringing the ultimate guest experience for our clients in the region”, explains Mr Williams.
Both the Australian and New Zealand Hotel sectors continue to perform strongly with record levels of international visitors and domestic overnight travel last year. Australia’s international visitor trips are forecast to grow by 6.2%, and visitor nights by 5.9%, on average each year over the next three years and more than 7,100 new Australian hotel rooms were added in 2018 and growth in new capacity is forecast to continue, with another 33,000 new rooms expected to be added over the next three years, half of these expected to be hosting guests by the end of 2020.