This post initially contained erroneously included pictures of a similarly named hotel, The Naka Island. I have added an updated post with more correct information including HD photos here.
Ready for something different on Phuket’s west coast? Architect Duangrit Bunnag is taking 1,740 acres and eschewing the traditional Thai resort blueprint in exchange for something more futuristic. Plans for The Naka Phuket show sleek glass and stone pods “floating” above the mountainside and offering sweeping views of the beach and Andaman Sea. Bunnang was also careful to work with the natural landscape and opted to change his design rather than remove mature trees.
They say nothing in life is free and at the newest Tune Hotel property in the heart of Patong beach, guests will become very familiar with that saying.
The value-branded hotel chain is famous for offering extremely low base rates and then charging for extras like air-conditioning, towels and television. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea but if you’re a budget traveler who doesn’t want to pay for things you don’t use, it might be perfect.
Hilton Worldwide announced yesterday the opening of the very first DoubleTree branded property in Thailand.
Formerly the Courtyard by Marriott, the 4 star DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Phuket at Surin Beach on the west coast of Phuket is located 24 kilometers from Phuket International Airport.
There are four room types and two suite types. All are 32 square meters and are equipped with 37 inch flat screen TVs, a large bathtub and private balcony or terrace, depending on the room type. Room types are Double Double Deluxe and Double Double Deluxe Pool Terrace with 2 double beds, and King Deluxe and King Deluxe Pool Terrace with 1 King sized bed.
Two well-known hotel chains are taking over and making over two Thai properties located in popular beach areas.
Both conversions are expected to bring new life to these resorts by adding their brand names and making big changes.
The former Sala Talay Resort and Spa, which is now known as Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach. Currently the resort offers 55 rooms and suites ranging from 45-95 square meters, all with crisp bedding, walk-in rain showers, bathtubs, free WIFI and balconies. The plan is to expand to 188 rooms by adding a new wing to the property. The wing will house the Holiday Inn KidSuites, which will include child-friendly features like bunk beds, TVs with game consoles and play corners. Three large swimming pools surround the area where the new wing will be located, including one with a water slide.
Since its recent opening Riva Surya has been receiving rave reviews from guests who herald the hotel’s service as stellar and the rooms as stylish and spacious.
Some of Bangkok’s most visited and beloved historical sites sit along the Chao Phraya River. We’re talking about The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun- all places every traveler automatically places on the top of his or her “must-see” list. Now a new hotel along the river is offering luxury and easy-access to all the great sights of Bangkok.