The Passage Boutique Resort Koh Samui joins Mövenpick

Movenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui

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.

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Khaolak Southsea Hotel rebranded

The Khaolak Southsea Hotel at Laem Pakarang Beach was recently been rebranded from The Best Western Premier Khaolak Southsea.

Along this amazing stretch of Thai coastline there is jungle trekking in the hilly peaks, elephant riding, mangrove swamp exploring, and the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park to wonder through to find little beach coves of pristine water to snorkel in.  It is the definitive family playground with 25 kilometers of sand to roll in.

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort & Spa Rebrands, Opens

Anantara Chiang Mai Lobby Lounge

When staying at a hotel not many people put much thought into who owns the property as opposed to who is running it.

Many people assume that the hotel is owned by the company whose name is above the door, when in fact in many cases a property is owned by one party and the management of the hotel is contracted out to another company. The managing party may be the hotel chain itself or a third party hotel management company. These management companies could have management contracts with several hotels with a portfolio comprising various brands.

Why am I talking about this? Because a recent re-branding of an iconic property in Chiang Mai has brought some of this out into the open, along with a little acrimony.

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New Look, New name at Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas

Everything old is new again at the Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas.

The newly rebranded conversion project just opened in Prachuap Khirkham province, a three-hour drive from Bangkok that offers privacy and unsurpassed views of nature.  While Hua Hin may not have the international name recognition of some of Thailand’s southern beach areas, it’s well-known within the country as a fashionable getaway for stylish citizens, expatriates and even Thai royalty.

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Amari Property to Transform into Avani Hotel

Avani Bangkok pool

Amari is about to let go of a massive Bangkok property and the Minor Hotel Group is standing by to snap it up.

 Starting October 1, 2013, MHG will assume the management contract of the Amari Atrium Bangkok and rebrand it as the first Avani hotel in Thailand following an extensive remodel in all public areas and guestrooms.

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