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Phuket’s Largest Yachting Showcase Next Month

Category: Tourism. Posted: 16 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

The Thailand Yacht Show and Rendezvous 2019 is set for January 10 through the 13th.

Phuket’s Light Rail Project Edges Ahead

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 15 Dec 2018 | 9:59 am

Phuket province’s ambitious 58.5 kilometer light rail project is expected to go forward for approval from the government’s public-private committee early in 2019.

Luxury Group LVMH Acquiring Belmond

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Dec 2018 | 6:00 am

Luxury brand LVMH has reached an agreement to buy the Belmond hospitality group.

Phuket’s Hotel And Property Players Look North

Category: Hotels. Posted: 04 Dec 2018 | 10:37 pm

One of Greater Phuket’s real estate and hotel market’s that has a decided buzz of late the area up over the Sarasin bridge in Phang Nga.

Royal Phuket Marina Names New General Manager

Category: Tourism. Posted: 04 Dec 2018 | 7:34 pm

American Michael Aumock has been appointed General Manager of Phuket’s Royal Phuket Marina.

Thailand Tourism Forum  2019 Set For January 21

Category: Hotels. Posted: 03 Dec 2018 | 9:25 am

The Big Bang, Thailand’s largest hospitality event TTF is set to return for a 8th time on Monday January 21st, 2019.

New Oceanfront Resort Opening In Khao Lak

Category: Hotels. Posted: 02 Dec 2018 | 4:27 am

The newly developed Devasom Khao Lak is opening its doors this month.

New International Airport To Spur SE Asian Island

Category: Tourism. Posted: 30 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

A new international airport has opened this week in one of Southeast Asia’s rising tourism islands, Bohol in the Philippines.

Minor On The Acquisition Trail Again?

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Nov 2018 | 11:46 am

Financial news Bloomberg is reporting that Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group is potentially looking at an investment into the Indian hospitality luxury brand Leela.

Koh Samui Balancing On Tourism Razor’s Edge

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The time has come to open the discussion about the troubling drop in one of Thailand’s leading resort destinations, Koh Samui.

How Will Chindia Change Phuket’s Tourism Future?

Category: Tourism. Posted: 26 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

Twas the week before high season, when all through the island, hotel talk turned to Chinese and why the house was not full.

How To Smarten Up Hotel Tech

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Nov 2018 | 1:39 pm

I came across an interesting read today, titled Smart Hotel Technology Guide 2018.

Airbnb Plus For Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Nov 2018 | 12:39 pm

Airbnb’s premium Plus accommodation booking model will be available for Phuket products this December.

C9 Hotelworks Releases New Labuan Bajo Tourism Review

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

Under the silent gaze of giant prehistoric lizards that are aptly are named Komodo dragons, the pulsating sounds of a buzzing tourism scene can be heard across sea.

IHG’s Indigo Hotel Brand Lands In Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Nov 2018 | 7:56 am

InterContinental Hotels Group lifestyle Indigo brand is now in Phuket.

Phuket China Travel Conference This Thursday

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

A strategic hospitality event titled the 360° China Travel Market Conference will take place this Thursday November 22nd in Phuket.

Gulf And Indian Ocean Hotels Heat Up

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The dates have been announced for the upcoming Gulf and Indian Ocean Investors’ Summit.

Hyatt Signs Second Niseko Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 18 Nov 2018 | 7:19 am

Leading global hospitality group Hyatt are going big on Japan’s growing alpine hotel market.

Michelin Awards First Phuket Star Rated Restaurant

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Nov 2018 | 8:47 am

Phuket has finally made the esteemed global Michelin guide, with Pru at Trisara earning a star.

Standard Hotels Headed To Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Nov 2018 | 7:51 am

Uber cool hotel chain Standard International has made news with the announcement of a new property coming to the resort island of Phuket.

HICAP Update 2019 Registration Opens

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

The 2019 edition of Southeast Asia’s leading regional hospitality investment event, HICAP Update is now open for registration.

Melia Sign Second Phuket Resort

Category: Hotels. Posted: 05 Nov 2018 | 11:15 am

Spanish hospitality group Melia Hotels International has inked a deal for a second property on the resort island of Phuket.

The Rise Of The Pod

Category: Hotels. Posted: 05 Nov 2018 | 6:00 am

One recurring theme I keep finding in my travel is a swift and innovative shift upwards in pod or capsule hotels.

Famed Thai Wellness Resort Upgrades And Expands

Category: Tourism. Posted: 03 Nov 2018 | 1:21 pm

Thailand’s Chiva-Som Wellness Resort has debuted with a new upgraded product and expanded facilities.

Krabi International Airlift Soars

Category: Tourism. Posted: 29 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Krabi’s airlift storyline is pushing up tourism, back of surging flight growth.

Patong Hotel Up For Sale

Category: Hotels. Posted: 15 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

The 164-room Patong Heritage Hotel is on sale.

New Hyatt GM In Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 4:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Phuket in Kamala has a new General Manager.

Phuket Ultra Villa Uptick In Market 

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 9:59 am

The much vaunted ultra villa market is alive and well on the resort island of Phuket.

Phuket Villa Resort Targets Luxury Weddings

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Oct 2018 | 8:58 am

Phuket’s The Shore at Katathani is undergoing an expansion and upgrading to capture the growing wedding and romantic getaway market.

Hyatt Taking Over Two Roads Hospitality

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 Oct 2018 | 6:48 am

Consolidation on the hotel map is continuing unabated, with the latest news being global operator Hyatt Corporation announcing a deal to acquire Two Roads Hospitality for a reported USD480 million.

Direct Phuket India Flights Start October

Category: Tourism. Posted: 23 Sep 2018 | 4:22 pm

Indian low-cost airline carrier GoAir will commence direct flights between India and Phuket in October.

Pattaya Hotel Market Report By C9 Hotelworks

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Sep 2018 | 4:31 pm

Thailand’s second largest tourism market, Pattaya has pushed through the glass ceiling from the volatility hangover of the 2014 era, with its hotel sector now showing strong signs of rising stability.

Central Headed To Cherngtalay

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 19 Sep 2018 | 10:37 am

Thailand’s Central is set to launch a lifestyle mall in Cherngtalay, near to the Laguna Phuket integrated resort.

Ascott Buys Into Indonesian Group Tauzia

Category: Hotels. Posted: 18 Sep 2018 | 6:44 am

Consolidation in the hospitality sector is continuing back of news that Singapore’s Ascott is transacting a 70% shareholding in Indonesia’s Tauzia Hotel Group through its holding company Green Oak for USD26 million.

Dusit Buying Over Vacation Rental Group Elite Havens

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 10 Sep 2018 | 4:14 pm

Thai-based hospitality group Dusit International through a subsidiary, has announced a deal to buy the Elite Havens luxury villa rental group.

Patong Hotel Brands As X2 Vibe

Category: Hotels. Posted: 10 Sep 2018 | 6:00 am

The 131-room Nap Patong is now managed by BHMA.

Two Greater Phuket Ultra Villas Selling For USD53.6 Million

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 09 Sep 2018 | 6:00 am

Two of Greater Phuket’s mega oceanfront properties are on the transaction market for an eye-watering combined value of USD57 million

TG Shifts Phuket Hong Kong Flights To Thai Smile

Category: Tourism. Posted: 08 Sep 2018 | 3:50 pm

Thai Airways International will cease direct flights between Phuket and Hong Kong from October 28th.

PHIST 2018 – Are You Ready To Join The Fight?

Category: Hotels. Posted: 08 Sep 2018 | 6:00 am

In just over two weeks the first Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism (PHIST) Forum will take place at the JW Marriott on 24thSeptember.

New Samui Report Released By C9 Hotelworks

Category: Hotels. Posted: 06 Sep 2018 | 4:58 pm

While most of Thailand’s resort markets struggle with an onslaught of mass tourism, Koh Samui has remained a ‘calm in the middle of a gathering storm’ inthe numbers driven industry.

Phuket To Get A Mandarin Oriental

Category: Hotels. Posted: 05 Sep 2018 | 12:33 pm

One of Asia and the world's leading luxury hotel brands, Mandarin Oriental has inked a deal for a Phuket property.

Phuket Winners From Thailand Property Awards 2018

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 04 Sep 2018 | 8:29 am

With the results in for the recently concluded Thailand Property Awards, island awardees are as follows -

New Central Mall’s Tourism Attractions

Category: Tourism. Posted: 03 Sep 2018 | 6:00 am

Phuket tourism is no longer just about the beach and one of the clearest signs of this is the rapid emergence of a new themed attractions on the resort island.

Six Senses Continue Urban Surge

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Aug 2018 | 6:00 am

First New York, and Singapore, and now the well-known Six Senses brand is now set to move to Bangkok.

Thai Hotel Group Pushing Expansion Abroad

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Aug 2018 | 9:23 am

Emerging Thai-founded Hospitality Management and Development (HMD) Asia will debut their first managed property at the beginning of November.

Patong Hotel Sold To Singapore Group

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 Aug 2018 | 10:24 am

The 213-room Surf Hotel Patong has transacted to a Singapore-based owner operator.

The Road To Wellville

Category: Hotels. Posted: 11 Aug 2018 | 9:09 am

One of the leading aspects of the modern hotel sector is wellness.

Thai Hotel Group Opening Samui Luxury Resort

Category: Hotels. Posted: 30 Jul 2018 | 6:00 am

The Thai hospitality group Cape and Kantary will debut a new ultra-luxury resort in Samui in August.

Peter Lucas Heading Up BHMA Management Group

Category: Hotels. Posted: 29 Jul 2018 | 10:49 am

Peter Lucas has been appointed Chief Executive Office of Thailand-based BHMA hospitality group.

C9 Hotelworks Releases Thonglor Bangkok Market Update

Category: Hotels. Posted: 27 Jul 2018 | 3:40 pm

More branded serviced apartment operators to enter expat-oriented Thonglor market in Bangkok as demand shifts to short-stay due to surging leisure market and lagging number of Japanese expatriates according to C9 Hotelworks new Thonglor Bangkok Serviced Apartment Market Review.

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