Late November 2014 will see another sleek upmarket communal villa complex open by Bespoke Hospitality Management Asia. Following the success of its X2 Villa property in Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, Phuket was next in line for the expansion of this concept of “group” luxury accommodation.
Revisiting the traditional Asian family compound way of living, X2 Phuket Oasis Villa will comprise of a central large house, and a resort size swimming pool with a surrounding 7 individual villas all of sheer decadence. It is the ultimate way to capture the spirit of group accommodation for 14 people, families, groups of friends, corporate retreats or special events.
It is one of 51 islands that form the Mu Koh Chang National Park archipelago, which is an international tourist destination for its lush rainforests, waterfalls, wildlife and beautiful coral reefs. Awa Resort Koh Chang is going to be the largest resort on the island, and the most desired destination for those tourists seeking a luxurious base from which to explore the natural wonders of this area.
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 hotel market place and its fourth property on Samui Island. With a refurbishment schedule strategy orchestrated to minimize any impact during this transitional phase, management promises that guests will not be inconvenienced at all.
The city of Ayutthaya, sitting on the Chao Phraya River, was once upon a time known as the “Venice of the East” and is now home to Sala Hospitality Group’s newest addition, Sala Ayutthaya- though not as early as originally planned and reported here.
With a view that will overwhelm your senses, this latest addition directly faces Wat Phutthaisawan, a history drenched reminder of another world. The temple was known as the “Monastery of Lord Buddha of the Heavens”, and heaven is exactly where you will think you are upon stepping into Sala Ayutthaya.
Accor acquires two properties, The Pullman Khao Lak Resort and Spa Hotel Baraquda Pattaya to add to their growing Thai portfolio.
Accor is branching out to add to their international position as one of the leading hotel operators of upscale resorts by adding to their management portfolio the old Le Meridien Khao Lak under the Pullman umbrella, whilst the Dusit D2 Baraquda Pattaya will become part of the MGallery Collection, to be renamed Hotel Baraquda Pattaya. Endeavoring to widen their patrons’ choice for luxury, these additions will further harness their global appeal.