Hyatt Regency Announced for Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket Logo

Late 2013 opening slated for the Kamala Bay area of Phuket

This Resort has opened. See new and updated information Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Soft Opening.

Hyatt Hotels today announced that The Hyatt Regency Phuket will open in Kamala Bay in late 2013, however with the timing of the announcement I wouldn’t be surprised if the opening was delayed until the first quarter of 2014.

This will be the first Hyatt to open on the island of Phuket but the second to be planned after the rumoured Park Hyatt over at Siray Bay near the Westin, which I mentioned last year.

Kamala Bay

A Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with Kamala Bay Ventures Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Phuket. Kamala Bay Ventures Co., Ltd also owns, Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

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The hotel will feature 202 guest rooms, in addition to more than 4,300 square feet of meeting facilities, three food and beverage outlets, a club lounge, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and spa.

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Kamala Bay is located directly north of Phuket’s most famous/popular beach, Patong, so the resort will not be far from all the “action” on the island. A “taxi” ride to Patong is about 15 minutes and currently costs from 300~400 Baht. The hotel is sure to have some kind of shuttle service in operation as well.

Kamala itself has a small village with a couple of shops, restaurants and bars and the FantaSea cultural theme park is nearby.

Check back for updates as this project moves forward.

The photo above was taken by a friend of mine who is very knowledgable about Thailand and very active online. If you are interested in hotels and resorts in Thailand, he is someone worth following. Find him on Milepoint.
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Aaron Christe

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2 thoughts on “Hyatt Regency Announced for Phuket

  1. Stefan

    Big fan of Hua Hin’s Hyatt. Phuket would be an alternative. But is it true, that a public street lies between the hotel and its beach?

    October 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm
    1. Hi Stefan,
      Thank you for your comment.

      The resort will be located “half way up a hill”, so while it will offer great views of the bay, I don’t believe it will offer direct beachfront access.

      October 28, 2013 at 11:51 am

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