- Net revenue for 2019 Q2 is expected to increase by 13%-15% year-over-year, in-line with guidance;
- Our hotel pipeline further accelerated to historical high of 1,553 at 2019 Q2.
SHANGHAI, China, July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huazhu Group Limited (HTHT) (“Huazhu”, or the “Company”), a leading and fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China, today announced its preliminary results for the hotel operation in the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.
|Number of hotels in operation||Number of rooms in operation|
|Opened||Closed (1)||Net added||As of||Net added||As of|
|in Q2 2019||in Q2 2019||in Q2 2019||June 30, 2019||in Q2 2019||June 30, 2019|
|Leased and owned hotels||8||(10||)||(2||)||696||(587||)||87,179|
|Manachised and franchised hotels||303||(32||)||271||3,969||24,269||376,117|
|(1) Reasons for closures include property-related issues, operating loss and non-compliance issues. In Q2 2019, 20 hotels were temporarily closed for brand upgrade.|
|As of June 30, 2019|
|Number of hotels in operation||Number of hotels in pipeline |
|Leased and owned hotels||435||2|
|Manachised and franchised hotels||2,555||431|
|Midscale and upscale hotels||1,675||1,120|
|Leased and owned hotels||261||53|
|Manachised and franchised hotels||1,414||1,067|
|For the quarter ended|
|June 30,||March 31,||June 30,||yoy|
|Average daily room rate (in RMB)|
|Leased and owned hotels||270||258||281||4.3||%|
|Occupancy rate (as a percentage)|
|Leased and owned hotels||91.4||%||83.6||%||89.4||%||-1.9pp|
|RevPAR (in RMB)|
|Leased and owned hotels||246||216||252||2.1||%|
Business Update by Segment
|Hotel breakdown by brand|
|Number of hotels in operation|
|Net added||As of|
|in Q2 2019||June 30, 2019|
|Midscale and upscale hotels||195||1,675|
|Manxin Hotels & Resorts||7||35|
|HanTing Premium Hotel||38||129|
|Ibis Styles Hotel||7||44|
|(2) Orange Hotel was rebranded as Orange Select in Q2 2019. |
|Same-hotel operational data by segment|
|Number of hotels in operation||Same-hotel RevPAR||Same-hotel ADR||Same-hotel Occupancy|
|As of |
|For the quarter ended |
|For the quarter ended |
|For the quarter ended |
|Manachised and franchised hotels||2,065||2,065||171||166||-2.7||%||181||182||0.6||%||94.4||%||91.3||%||-3.0|
|Midscale and upscale hotels||788||788||278||272||-2.4||%||325||323||-0.7||%||85.5||%||84.1||%||-1.4|
|Leased and owned hotels||179||179||346||334||-3.5||%||392||383||-2.2||%||88.5||%||87.3||%||-1.2|
|Manachised and franchised hotels||609||609||251||247||-1.8||%||298||298||0.0||%||84.3||%||82,8||%||-1.5|
About Huazhu Group Limited
Huazhu Group Limited is a leading hotel operator and franchisor in China. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had 4,665 hotels or 463,296 rooms in operation. With a primary focus on economy and midscale hotel segments, Huazhu’s brands include Hi Inn, Elan Hotel, HanTing Hotel, HanTing Premium Hotel, JI Hotel, Starway Hotel, Manxin Hotel, Joya Hotel, Orange Hotel Select, Crystal Orange Hotel and Blossom Hill. The Company also has the rights as master franchisee for Mercure, Ibis and Ibis Styles, and co-development rights for Grand Mercure and Novotel, in Pan-China region. The Company's business includes leased and owned, manachised and franchised models. Under the lease and ownership model, the Company directly operates hotels typically located on leased or owned properties. Under the manachise model, the Company manages manachised hotels through the on-site hotel managers it appoints and collects fees from franchisees. Under the franchise model, the Company provides training, reservation and support services to the franchised hotels and collects fees from franchisees but does not appoint on-site hotel managers. The Company applies a consistent standard and platform across all of its hotels. As of June 30, 2019, Huazhu Group operates 19 percent of its hotel rooms under lease and ownership model, 81 percent under manachise and franchise models.
For more information, please visit the Company’s website: http://ir.huazhu.com.
Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The information in this release contains forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Such factors and risks include our anticipated growth strategies; our future results of operations and financial condition; the economic conditions of China; the regulatory environment in China; our ability to attract customers and leverage our brand; trends and competition in the lodging industry; the expected growth of the lodging market in China; and other factors and risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements, which may be identified by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “will,” “expect,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “forecast,” “project,” or “continue,” the negative of such terms or other comparable terminology. Readers should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events or results.
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