Hooters Continues Expansion in Asia with New Location in Singapore
Destination Properties Group brings new location, Hooters of Singapore – Marina Bay
Atlanta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Hooters today unveiled the opening of a new international location, Hooters of Singapore – Marina Bay, led by franchisee Destination Properties Group, a Hooters 2015 Developer of the Year.
Hooters of Singapore – Marina Bay will open its doors to guests on Feb. 6 in the contemporary and picturesque financial district of Marina Bay. The new 2,336 square-foot Hooters located at 4 Marina Boulevard lies in close proximity to the Marina Bay Sands and Marina Bay Financial Center, and will boast more than 22 large-screen televisions.
“The growth of Hooters locations in Asia is continuing its momentum and we’re thrilled to be bringing the Hooters experience to residents and guests of the financial district of Singapore,” said Gary Murray, CEO, Destination Properties Group. “From Hooters world-famous chicken wings to iconic Hooters Girl hospitality, we’re certain this new opening will be a welcome attraction for both residents and professionals in the area.”
The new location is part of a 35-location Southeast Asia development agreement between Hooters and Singapore-based international franchisee, Destination Properties Group. Along with recent locations previously opened in Asia, the new location will bolster Hooters presence in Asia to 24 total locations. The franchisee has plans to open additional Hooters locations this year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Samui, Thailand; Jakarta, Indonesia; Singapore – Fusionopolis; Taipei, Taiwan; and multiple locations in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.
“With their proven success and wealth of hospitality and restaurant industry experience, Destination Properties Group continues to be an excellent ambassador of the Hooters brand and a testament to the opportunities that Hooters presents as one of the most recognized casual dining brands,” said Mark Whittle, chief development officer, Hooters of America.
The new locations will incorporate the latest design features that deliver the familiar, fun-loving persona of the Hooters brand along with contemporary elements that combine to deliver a one-of-a-kind guest experience.
Hooters recognized Destination Properties Group with its 2015 Developer of the Year award for the international franchisee’s commitment to the development and growth of the Hooters brand.
Hooters Asia is always looking for great new sites to locate Hooters restaurants. They are currently seeking sites in; Taipei, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Macao, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Manila, Cebu, Davao, Singapore, Bali, Bangkok, Krabi, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Siam Reap. Landlords and agents can contact them at www.hootersasia.com.
Hooters continues its acceleration of restaurant openings with plans to open over 30 new locations globally in 2017 and is actively seeking qualified franchise partners to open new locations in select markets across the U.S. and around the globe. For more information about becoming a Hooters franchisee, visit hooters.com/franchising.
For more information about Hooters, visit www.hooters.com.
About Destination Properties Group
Headquartered in Singapore, Destination Properties Group has a passion for creating “Great places to be.” The Group develops and operates innovative resorts under Destination Properties and exciting food and beverage restaurant concepts for our guests under Destination Eats. CEO Gary Murray, a 20-year veteran in the hospitality business in Thailand, remains on the forefront of setting new standards and trends in hospitality and F&B, while remaining committed to operating in ways that are both environmentally and socially responsible.
The Company creates some of Thailand’s most exciting destinations, under its Destination Properties including Novotel Cha Am Beach Resort & Spa, Novotel Phuket Karon Beach, Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort, Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong Beach, Swissotel Resort Phuket Kamala Beach, Sheraton Four Points Bangkok, and upcoming Ibis Styles Samui Resort in Chaweng Samui. The Company is also developing a major five-star resort and convention center at its golf course located on the Eastern Seaboard.
Along with Hotels and Resorts across Thailand, Destination Group owns and operates several food and beverage brands under its Destination Eats including Hooters, Hard Rock Cafe, and the Drunken Leprechaun. Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe are iconic American brands that have been successfully operating around the world for more than 30 years each. The Group is growing its F&B platform to include a pizza brand, an Italian casual dining brand and a high-end steak concept restaurant in Thailand and overseas.
Destination Group is expanding outside of Thailand with operations open and soon-to-open in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia. The Group has more than 1800 employees in Thailand. For more information about Destination Group, visit www.destination-properties.com
About Hooters of America, LLC
Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 425 Hooters restaurants in 40 states and 28 countries. Known for its world famous Hooters Style chicken wings, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Expectations were so modest at the time that the simple fact the doors opened was deemed worthy of a toast. Since then millions have been liberated from the ordinary at Hooters while enjoying great food, fun and one-of-a-kind hospitality that can only be served up by the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow us at twitter.com/hooters, facebook.com/hooters, instagram.com/hooters or on Snapchat at “hooters”.