CHI International

CHI International

 

CHI International is a luxury Asia-wide hospitality company that manages a range of stylish properties from a chic resort in Taveuni, Fiji, to modern hotels and residences in the vibrant, multi-cultural city of Hong Kong. Every resort, hotel and residence hasbeen created with chic and modern surroundings, whilst ensuring ultimate comfort for our guests. As a result, every property has its own unique personality, working in harmony with the surroundings to truly capture the ambience of each location.  While the design of each property is entirely unique, our levels of service are consistently exceptional. We work hard to meet the individual travel needs of all our guests and are dedicated to providing comfort, style and above all a relaxing environment.

 

CHI Residences

 

With a passion for developing unique and inspiring properties, Philip Morais launched CHI Residences in 2007. His vision was to create a luxury home away from home for chic and savvy travellers. Applying over three decades of experience in the hospitality and property development industries, he sought to take serviced accommodation to a new level, providing all the luxury and service of a five-star hotel with inspired design and personal touches that provide CHI’s guests with their own unique urban retreat.

 

Garden Island Resort

 

The award-winning Garden Island Resort is a relaxed eco-friendly resort in the beautiful beachside location of Taveuni, Fiji. Known for its excellent diving, stunning views and wonderfully friendly staff, this lush tropical resort is escapism at its most serene.

Company vision

With a passion for developing unique and inspiring properties, Philip Morais launched CHI Residences in 2007. His vision was to create a luxury home away from home for chic and savvy travellers. Applying over three decades of experience in the hospitality and property development industries, he sought to take serviced accommodation to a new level, providing all the luxury and service of a five-star hotel with inspired design and personal touches that provide CHI’s guests with their own unique urban retreat.

 

The first property under the CHI Residences brand was in West Kowloon, providing a relaxing oasis right in the heart of one of Hong Kong’s most exciting urban areas. Focusing on every aspect of a guests’ needs, even the air quality was considered and an air purifier, which filters oxygen was installed in each apartment, a finishing touch that has subsequently become a signature feature in all CHI Residences’ Hong Kong properties.

 

Drawing on the success of this property, CHI has launched further serviced accommodation in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and a five star dive resort in Taveuni, Fiji - Garden Island Resort, which all provide its guests with a luxury home away from home.

Management Info

Philip D. Morais

Chairman – CHI Residences

Hong Kong born of Macanese parents who arrived in Hong Kong in the late forties, Philip D. Morais was educated entirely in Hong Kong, from primary school through to a degree at the Hong Kong Polytechnic. Philip started his career with HSBC. He later worked at a Canadian Investments company and then a Swiss company where he focused on mutual funds.

 

In 1975, Philip bought his first property and formed his own company thus finding his niche. He has since consulted for leading groups, including Jardine Matheson.  Philip’s keen expertise in real estate developed over many years of working in the property business of Hong Kong and the Philippines.

 

Having developed a diversified portfolio of properties in Hong Kong in the 1980’s, he saw opportunity in the creation of serviced apartments. For expatriates coming to enjoy the fruits of the booming economy at the time and needing short term accommodation, only hotel accommodation was available. Philip filled this niche area when he founded Shama serviced apartments, building up his portfolio to a total of 250 apartments. In March 2006, Philip sold his share in the extremely successful Shama brand to Morgan Stanley.

 

In 2007, together with his children, he established CHI International, a luxury Asia-wide hospitality company that manages a range of stylish properties. CHI International now owns and operates a boutique luxury resort in Taveuni, Fiji – Garden Island Resort and modern serviced residences in the multicultural cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai – CHI Residences.

 

Within the first few years, CHI Residences has grown to become one of Hong Kong’s leading boutique serviced apartment brands with five properties offering luxury studios and apartments. The Morais’ active development strategy will see another 110 apartments added to their portfolio by 2016 with the sixth property is currently underway – a new development in the bustling district of Wan Chai. 

CHI Residences has been recognized as a leading brand in the industry, and has received awards from Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Services Award, China Property Award, Tripadvisor, Hotels.com, Booking.com and World Luxury Hotel Award.

Pilar D. Morais

CEO – CHI Residences

Pilar D. Morais was born in San Francisco but has spent the majority of her life in Hong Kong. After graduating from secondary school, Pilar moved to Los Angeles to study Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance at the highly renowned Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Upon graduation, she moved to Sydney to take a leading role in a boutique finance company, focusing on hospitality. Starting in a position of relative anonymity, Pilar, within twelve months, progressed to a position of ultimate responsibility, managing a loan book comprised of 80% of the firm’s total value. She was an integral element in the group’s growth strategy, working hand in hand with the founder and its major partners.

 

In 2007, Pilar returned home to Hong Kong to work with her father at CHI Residences. In a short time, she has helped build the family-run company to include the current four boutique residences and plays a vital role in acquiring new developments and investments, adding to the growing portfolio. With a natural flair, Pilar continues her father’s dedication to the hospitality industry, and in Hong Kong as also opened a neighbourhood cafe, Opendoor Cafe + Courtyard and an events space, PLATFORM.