Samui Island is the scene for a takeover by Sheraton’s Starwood brand of the existing Samui Imperial, a 141 room resort that is going to get the makeover of all makeovers without even closing its doors.
Sheraton Samui Resort will become the 24th property under various brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand’s burgeoning hotel market place and its fourth property on Samui Island. With a refurbishment schedule strategy orchestrated to minimize any impact during this transitional phase, management promises that guests will not be inconvenienced at all.
The city of Ayutthaya, sitting on the Chao Phraya River, was once upon a time known as the “Venice of the East” and is now home to Sala Hospitality Group’s newest addition, Sala Ayutthaya- though not as early as originally planned and reported here.
With a view that will overwhelm your senses, this latest addition directly faces Wat Phutthaisawan, a history drenched reminder of another world. The temple was known as the “Monastery of Lord Buddha of the Heavens”, and heaven is exactly where you will think you are upon stepping into Sala Ayutthaya.
Accor acquires two properties, The Pullman Khao Lak Resort and Spa Hotel Baraquda Pattaya to add to their growing Thai portfolio.
Accor is branching out to add to their international position as one of the leading hotel operators of upscale resorts by adding to their management portfolio the old Le Meridien Khao Lak under the Pullman umbrella, whilst the Dusit D2 Baraquda Pattaya will become part of the MGallery Collection, to be renamed Hotel Baraquda Pattaya. Endeavoring to widen their patrons’ choice for luxury, these additions will further harness their global appeal.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts with their simple philosophy of doing normal things, but in an extraordinary manner, is set to change the management of The Passage Samui Villas & Resorts with its rebranding under their umbrella to Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui in November this year.
Opened in May 2014, another boutique offering for the tourists or business traveler in Bangkok, Hotel Icon promises an “iconic experience”. Shiny and new with a sleek modern fit out, the price bracket is similar to that of the Ibis range of hotels but with a more individual approach.
Well positioned, the hotel is in a small soi behind the bustling and hustlers paradise of Soi 4, which is one of the well-known party streets in Bangkok for nightclubs, bars and restaurants. It is situated close to the sky train link and a few stops from all the major shopping centers for those craving a retail fix.