OZO Chaweng Samui set for December 2013

Chaweng Beach Samui

Big ideas become reality with small steps and that’s just what ONYX Hospitality Group was focused on when they broke ground on the OZO Chaweng Samui last year.

The opening of this resort has been delayed until January 2014. See updated post with more photos here.

Now they’re planning to open the resort by the end of this year, bringing the company one step closer to a goal they set for themselves just a few years ago.

The OZO Chaweng Samui is set on a beautiful stretch of Samui coastline beach, yet only a short stroll to the excitement of Chaweng. The resort will feature a swimming pool, children’s pool and beach bar feet from the sand. Also planned are two restaurants and what’s described as “innovative communal zones.” There will be 208 “sleep inducing” guestrooms offering peaceful havens for guests and a place to recharge. It seems the owners at OZO have their ear to the ground as they offer one of the most requested amenities at hotels and resorts, free wifi internet throughout the resort!

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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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Eastin Easy Coming to Phuket in late 2013

Clean, modern rooms by the hour (or six hour blocks). Sounds dirty, but it isn’t. (maybe)

Pool at Eastin Easy Patong

The Eastin Easy brand lays it all out in their name.  With the promise of relaxed stays with minimal hassle and no nickel-and-diming, this 3-star hotel brand is located in a handful of exciting cities in Asia.  Guests can book in six, 12 or 24 hour windows and the 24 hour rates include free breakfast.  All rooms receive complimentary Internet access.

Now comes news that Absolute Hotel Services Group is expanding its Eastin Easy portfolio to the south of Phuket.  The Eastin Easy Patong Phuket is scheduled to open in October 2013 and will be located on Ratcha Uthit, Patong Kathu. 

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Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa To Open in 2014

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

Expansive and ambitious property set to open just three kilometers from Bangkok’s main international airport.

Update: The opening date of this hotel has been changed to June August 2014

There are few words that will catch a world traveling golfer’s attention faster than the following: Sir Nick Faldo-designed course.  Faldo has more than 50 projects completed or underway around the globe and each is unique in its reflection of the golf champion’s personal vision.  One of those upcoming projects is the Summit Windmill Golf Club which will be located at Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa, just three miles from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in the Samut Prakan District.

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Pattaya to see 6th Centara Resort

Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with Sweet Water Point Company Ltd to operate a new property in Northern Pattaya.

Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya is due to open in the third quarter of 2013 and will become the 6th Centara property in Pattaya.

The resort will be located on Wong Amat Beach at Naklua in Northern Pattaya next to the Sanctuary of Truth and not far from another Centara property, The Grand Mirage Centara Resort & Spa.

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