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

OTAs told to drop illegal hotels

Concerns continue to be raised that there are some illegal “hotels” that are gathering their income illegally. This limits the revenue for the Bangkok government as these individuals are not paying taxes on the money that they are pulling in. They are using legitimate online booking sites to get their business but are circumventing the tax paying step. The Minister of tourism and sports has stated that she is aware and has discussed this issue, however they need more time to assess the situation and find an alternative that will work. Not only to force operators to pay their share of the taxes due but to also not limit the tourism revenue.

Thailand Hotels association has been asking the government to address this situation for longer then ten years. Hotels that are registered have to pay taxes, license fees and a raft of other charges. They would like to see a solution so that those hotels that are not registered be banned from online booking sites for they are getting more business and paying out less in dues. It is causing economic ruin to many hotels.

Now there is also Airbnb entrepreneurs who are running short term places and they too are not registered nor do they pay fines or dues. There is a possibility that airbnb’s will be deemed illegal in Thailand.

Thailand takes anti-terrorism steps such as having hotels register their guest list, however AirBnb places are not required to register the guest lists so this creates a loophole, as they are leaving openings to allow terrorists to stay unaccountably in the Kingdom.

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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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