Regal Hotels International Holdings chairman Lo Yuk-sui says the company will spend $200 million to upgrade the facilities of its five hotels in Hong Kong to benefit from the increase in tourism. Speaking after the company's annual general meeting yesterday, Mr Lo said Regal planned to add about 50 rooms to its Regal Riverside Hotel in Sha Tin and a number of rooms would also be added at Regal Hong Kong in Causeway Bay. Spa facilities are planned for the Regal Airport Hotel while general renovations will be made to the Regal Kowloon in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Regal Oriental in Kowloon City. Mr Lo said construction work at the Sha Tin hotel was likely to begin in January. Room rates were expected to rise by double digits after the renovations were completed.