When staying at a hotel not many people put much thought into who owns the property as opposed to who is running it.
Many people assume that the hotel is owned by the company whose name is above the door, when in fact in many cases a property is owned by one party and the management of the hotel is contracted out to another company. The managing party may be the hotel chain itself or a third party hotel management company. These management companies could have management contracts with several hotels with a portfolio comprising various brands.
Why am I talking about this? Because a recent re-branding of an iconic property in Chiang Mai has brought some of this out into the open, along with a little acrimony.
We all dream of owning a piece of paradise. A place where the views of the ocean are unobstructed and the white sand beaches stretch off into the distance.
At Kata Rocks, guests can make that dream come true by purchasing one of the resort’s Sky Villas. Those with smaller budgets can live the dream on a temporary basis by booking a stay at Kata Rocks.
We promised and they delivered. Back in June we wrote about the upcoming opening of the Eastin Easy Patong Phuket which allows the unique option of booking in six, 12 or 24 hour windows in order to give guests the best bang for their buck.
Now, it is officially accepting reservations and guests following an opening ceremony and a ribbon (or rather flower garland) cutting.
Anantara Vacation Club Phuket Mai Khao isn’t a typical resort.
The resort is a shared ownership concept property, also known as fractional ownership or a timeshare. Participants purchase flexible periods of time that allow them to select from a number of properties when it’s time to take a vacation. Where to vacation may be a tough choice- the Anantara brand has properties in Koh Samui, Queenstown, Bali and Phuket.
The luxururious one, two and three bedroom apartments are not only for monied timeshare owners. Far from it. All suites and villas can be reserved for as little as one night, but once you and your family have settled yourselves in these spacious surroundings, you’ll surely want to stay longer. I guess the goal is to impress you so much that you’ll want to buy in- no pressure you understand.
Everything old is new again at the Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas.
The newly rebranded conversion project just opened in Prachuap Khirkham province, a three-hour drive from Bangkok that offers privacy and unsurpassed views of nature. While Hua Hin may not have the international name recognition of some of Thailand’s southern beach areas, it’s well-known within the country as a fashionable getaway for stylish citizens, expatriates and even Thai royalty.