New Look, New Name at Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort

A few years back, Hawaii-based Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced an agreement to acquire the massive 245-room Laguna Beach Resort in Phuket.

It was the company’s first major investment in the Asia-Pacific region.  Also announced was a full renovation of all rooms and public spaces with a plan to reopen as the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in 2013.  That day has officially arrived and guests are welcome to book at the rebranded property on the northwest coast of Phuket.

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New Novotel to Open on Beaches of Phuket

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Accor is bringing their brand of style and service to Southern Thailand in late summer of this year.

The Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach is scheduled to open in August 2013 on the beach at Kamala.  The 174 guestroom property will feature all the anticipated amenities plus a few extras like some seriously sweet bonuses for families.

The Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

The Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach features eight suites and 166 non-smoking rooms.  30 square meter Superior King rooms boast en-suite rain showers, private balconies, flat screen televisions and free WIFI.  Suites offer sweeping views of the ocean and beach, two private balconies, lounge areas, separate bathtubs and rain showers, espresso machines, IPOD docks, flat screen televisions and free WIFI.  Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with all the modern comforts.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok opens May 1

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok

You know you’re in for a sweet stay at a new hotel when you’re offered not just a warm welcome upon arrival but also a warm chocolate chip cookie.

That’s how the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sukhumvit Bangkok plans to get things off on the right foot for guests. Add stylish accommodations, a range of dining options and a fantastic location right in the heart of the city’s business, leisure and entertainment districts and the experience should get even more satisfying.

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New Look, New Brand at the Ma Hotel in Bangkok

Ma Hotel Bangkok

A rebranding and remodel is breathing new life into the former Manohra Hotel, now known as the Ma Hotel.

It recently reopened with new décor in the guest rooms, public areas, restaurant and back of house. The hotel undoubtedly hopes the old complaints of a budget hotel beginning to show its age will be replaced with raves about quality accommodations for a fair price.

The Ma Hotel’s motto is that it’s a smart choice for travelers based on its smart design and smart system, one that gets you a higher grade of service than you’d expect based on the price you pay. The Ma Hotel is located in the Bangkok Gems Trading Center paralleling the city’s famous Silom Road.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket opens in Surin

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton

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.

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