Opening date change and exclusive preview photos.
This is just a quick update on the progress of OZO Chaweng Samui.
I previously reported that ONYX Hospitality Groups’s OZO Chaweng Samui was to open December 2013. As is often the case with hotel openings there have been delays in construction and the opening has been put back until January 2014. General Manager Ingo Domaschke informs me that although an exact opening date has yet to be set, a soft opening is planned for early January 2014.
Expect more photos and information as completion draws nearer.
What is a soft opening?
Many new hotels start off with a soft opening, which is an unofficial opening, often with little publicity, weeks or months prior to the official Grand Opening. During such soft openings, the hotel may run at reduced capacity, perhaps only opening up certain floors or wings of the property, and in some cases, certain facilities may not be available or fully functioning, such as the pool or spa.
As some delays can be expected and possibly not all facilities may be available, guests can often stay at these brand new properties for reduced prices before the grand opening.