W Retreat Phuket set for 2018 opening

January 1 2018 debut for second W Retreat in Thailand at Phang Nga Bay W Hotel brand’s “whatever/whenever” approach to guest service will set a new benchmark to rival the existing hotel properties on Koh Yao Noi, a small island playground set amidst the limestone crags of Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. On one side, blessed […]

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Starwood takes over Imperial Samui Beach Resort

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 […]

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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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OZO Chaweng Samui Soft Opening January 2014

Twin guest room at OZO Chaweng Samui

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 […]

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Hansar Hotels & Resorts Expands With Three New Acquisitions

Pop quiz: what Thai boutique hotel brand’s name translates “joy and happiness”? If you guessed Hansar Hotels & Resorts, you are correct. Hansar prides itself on seriously personalized yet unpretentious service that is representative of Thai hospitality. Now, the brand is more than doubling its portfolio with the addition of three properties.

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