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GHM Wins in Arbitration over The Chedi Chiang Mai
Chedi Chiang Mai Owner liable for damages for breach of contract
SINGAPORE (Sept. 16, 2015) — GHM has obtained in its favour, a ruling by the ICC International Court of Arbitration following arbitration proceedings spanning a 20-month period over GHM’s management of The Chedi Chiang Mai.
On Nov. 4 2013, Pacific Hotel Chiang Mai Co. Ltd., the owners of The Chedi Chiang Mai, had wrongfully terminated GHM as manager and operator of The Chedi Chiang Mai without reasonable notice. GHM was then compelled to initiate arbitration proceedings against the owning company.
In the arbitral proceedings before the ICC International Court of Arbitration, GHM countered that it had, in the course of managing The Chedi Chiang Mai from 2006 to 2013, more than adequately met and fulfilled the terms of its agreement with Pacific Hotel Chiang Mai Co. Ltd.. In addition, GHM had won placement for the hotel on some of the world’s most prestigious awards lists, including the No. 1 spot on Asia’s Best Resort list by Cond? Nast Traveler in its Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013.
GHM was awarded substantial damages as the owning company’s allegations against GHM were without merit.
“With respect to The Chedi Chiang Mai, the favourable ruling by the tribunal clearly vindicates GHM and affirms our commitment to delivering excellent results with a team that demonstrates the highest level of integrity and management,” said GHM President Hans R. Jenni.
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Established in 1992, GHM (General Hotel Management Ltd.) is known for conceptualising, developing and operating an exclusive group of hotels and resorts. With an expansive portfolio and more projects in the pipeline, GHM prides itself in providing guests with an unrivalled lifestyle experience.
Each GHM property is an original. A symbiotic relationship between the hotel and the local culture enables GHM to provide guests with a genuine, close-up experience of the best each destination has to offer. The signature GHM style melds contemporary interpretations of Asian designs and distinctive local touches to create inspired, memorable spaces.
GHM’s portfolio includes:
The Legian Bali, Indonesia
The Club at The Legian Bali, Indonesia
The Nam Hai Hoi An, Vietnam
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
The Chedi Muscat, Oman
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
GHM properties currently under development:
The Aayu Mumbai, India
Al Bait Sharjah, UAE
The Chedi Tomakomai, Hokkaido, Japan
The Chedi Dhapparu, Maldives
The Chedi Tamouda Bay, Morocco
The Chedi Khorfakkan, Sharjah, UAE
The Serai Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Chedi Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Chedi Club Zhudong, Hsinchu, Taiwan
For more information, please visit www.GHMhotels.com
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