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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Eastin Easy Coming to Phuket in late 2013

Clean, modern rooms by the hour (or six hour blocks). Sounds dirty, but it isn’t. (maybe)

Pool at Eastin Easy Patong

The Eastin Easy brand lays it all out in their name.  With the promise of relaxed stays with minimal hassle and no nickel-and-diming, this 3-star hotel brand is located in a handful of exciting cities in Asia.  Guests can book in six, 12 or 24 hour windows and the 24 hour rates include free breakfast.  All rooms receive complimentary Internet access.

Now comes news that Absolute Hotel Services Group is expanding its Eastin Easy portfolio to the south of Phuket.  The Eastin Easy Patong Phuket is scheduled to open in October 2013 and will be located on Ratcha Uthit, Patong Kathu. 

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Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa To Open in 2014

Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi

Expansive and ambitious property set to open just three kilometers from Bangkok’s main international airport.

Update: The opening date of this hotel has been changed to June August 2014

There are few words that will catch a world traveling golfer’s attention faster than the following: Sir Nick Faldo-designed course.  Faldo has more than 50 projects completed or underway around the globe and each is unique in its reflection of the golf champion’s personal vision.  One of those upcoming projects is the Summit Windmill Golf Club which will be located at Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa, just three miles from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in the Samut Prakan District.

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Pattaya to see 6th Centara Resort

Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya

Centara Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with Sweet Water Point Company Ltd to operate a new property in Northern Pattaya.

Centara Grand Modus Resort & Spa Pattaya is due to open in the third quarter of 2013 and will become the 6th Centara property in Pattaya.

The resort will be located on Wong Amat Beach at Naklua in Northern Pattaya next to the Sanctuary of Truth and not far from another Centara property, The Grand Mirage Centara Resort & Spa.

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Sala Ayutthaya To Open in Early 2014, Offer Access to UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sala Ayuthaya

The luxury Sala Ayutthaya aims to introduce travellers to the historic second capital of the Siamese Kingdom.

Located 90 km from Bangkok, Ayutthaya is positioned at the confluence of the Chao Phraya River, the Lopburi River and the Pa Sak River.

Much of it was destroyed by the Burmese in the 18th century, but ruins such as monasteries and ancient towers give glimpses into its rich history.  In 1991 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and now is visited by hundreds of thousands of history buffs and adventurers every year.

The new Sala Ayutthaya will be perfectly positioned along the Chao Phraya River, opposite Wat Phutthaisawan and in the heart of the city.  It’s future location is within walking distance or a short taxi ride away from some of the most visited sites of the area including temples, shopping, restaurants and other tourist attractions.

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