Newest Hotels in Thailand

  • Waldorf Astoria

    Last year, the long awaited opening of The Park Hyatt Bangkok was the high point of the Thailand hospitality calendar of 2017. This year the most anticipated luxury hotel opening in Thailand is The Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. A stunning property
  • The Salil

    Upscale and stylish, The Salil has been decked out with a Japanese bent where you can wallow in your bed, sip tea, have a meal, or merely hang out and chill. This is where you can wear pajamas all day,
  • Ritz Carlton Ko Samui

    An ethereal vision of sheer unadulterated grandeur clinging to a cliff so that you feel like you are floating in the air, the Ritz Carlton Koh Samui is where you "can escape in the middle of it all". See 38
  • Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao

    The Langham Hospitality Group's Splash Beach Resort Mai Khao offers some of the best value available on the island of Phuket with spacious rooms at incredible prices. Less than a kilometer from the airport, you'll be at the resort in
  • Cape Fahn Samui

    Cape Fahn Hotel sits on its own private island at Koh Samui where you can play with the other jet setters in pure unadulterated luxury
  • Baba Beach Club

    A luxury hotel with a residential estate, Baba Beach Club Hua Hin is for those who love great music and great food, who won't compromise on standards and want total self-indulgence from lush accommodation where you will be lulled to

Airbnb draws scrutiny as hotels seek fairness

The Thailand Government has initiated a new set of measures to ensure fairness in hotel business and safety for tourists who seek daily rental accommodations via the Airbnb website.

Renting condo units, resort homes and shared rooms by owners on a daily basis through the Airbnb website must be construed as a violation of Hotel Act, Surapong Techaruvichit, President, Thai Hotels Association, said.

Stating that such bookings were taking place for less than 30 days without a hotel licence, the THA urged the Government to make it a law for those wanting to advertise their accommodations for short-term rental to obtain a hotel licence.

Making it clear that the Government was in favour of having fair competition in the hospitality business, Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul said the safety of those staying in rental accommodations booked via Airbnb was at risk. Operating such daily businesses without a hotel licence was illegal, she added.

Read the full article here:
Airbnb draws scrutiny as hotels seek fairness | Bangkok Post: business – Bangkok Post

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Hotel Otaku. Hotel reviewer. Aspiring photographer. Xenodocheionologist. Zac fuses his lifelong passions for 1. Beautiful Hotels & Resorts, 2. Thailand and 3. Website Design to bring NewThaiHotels to life, sharing the latest information on new and exciting luxury hotel openings in stunning tropical Thailand.

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