137 Pillars to bring their luxurious bespoke suites to Bangkok

A luxury boutique hotel brand built on the passion of the Wongphanlert Family and following the success of the heritage hotel 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai, 137 Pillars Suites and Residences Bangkok promises to deliver a sublime experience for international business and leisure travelers.

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Ascott has big plans with Somerset Ekamai

Ascott’s 17th property in its Thai portfolio will be an ambitious mixed-use project.

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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 with abundant beaches asking to be explored and reefs begging to be snorkeled, whilst on the western side of the island, surreal expanses of green rice fields lay basking in the sunshine. The island is one of the last real bastions for unadulterated relaxation Thai style, in a land unspoilt by the hectic frenzy of most tourist areas. Rich in local culture and complete with sea gypsy villages and colorful traditional fishing boats, Koh Yao Noi is a beach lovers dream destination.

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Rosewood Bangkok Looks Ahead to 2017

Another huge ultra luxury property set for 2017

Rosewood Bangkok- Scheduled for a 2017 openingGet out your calendars and flip ahead to the year 2017. That’s when the ultra-luxury Rosewood Bangkok is scheduled to open in the city’s central business district. Hospitality investment company RENDE recently appointed Rosewood Hotels and Resorts to manage the property. This marks Rosewood’s fourth management agreement announced this year in the Asia-Pacific region.

Rosewood and RENDE have a comparable philosophy when it comes to providing the best service available in the market, as well as the same vision in design, which has made this partnership naturally easy. We also share the ultimate goal of wanting to create one of the best hotels in Bangkok

says Pintongta Shinawatra Kunakornwong, chief executive officer of RENDE. Pintongta Shinawatra Kunakornwong is also the daughter of former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra.

New York-based architectural firm Kohn Pederson Fox Associates has designed a modern building that’s influenced by Thai culture. Plans show two connecting high-rises mimicking the graceful hand movement of the wai, a Thai greeting of welcome. A lush and modern vertical garden connects the two towers. Rosewood Bangkok is KPF’s first project in the country although they have designed landmarks around the globe including the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Inside, 146-rooms spread throughout 33 floors are planned. The 64-square meter Pool Sky Villas with private terraces and plunge pools are sure to grab guests’ attention. So will the top-floor Sky Villa event venue with sweeping views of the city. Two restaurants and bars will welcome diners. Rosewood’s signature Sense spa will help guests relaxed while a swimming pool and fitness center keep them active.

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Hyatt Regency Announced for Phuket

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Late 2013 opening slated for the Kamala Bay area of Phuket

This Resort has opened. See new and updated information Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort Soft Opening.

Hyatt Hotels today announced that The Hyatt Regency Phuket will open in Kamala Bay in late 2013, however with the timing of the announcement I wouldn’t be surprised if the opening was delayed until the first quarter of 2014.

This will be the first Hyatt to open on the island of Phuket but the second to be planned after the rumoured Park Hyatt over at Siray Bay near the Westin, which I mentioned last year.

Kamala Bay

A Hyatt affiliate has signed a management agreement with Kamala Bay Ventures Co., Ltd. for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Phuket. Kamala Bay Ventures Co., Ltd also owns, Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

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The hotel will feature 202 guest rooms, in addition to more than 4,300 square feet of meeting facilities, three food and beverage outlets, a club lounge, fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and spa.

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