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Zeavola’s Little Green Book

Category: Hotels. Posted: 17 Jun 2019 | 7:01 am

Koh Phi Phi’s boutique upscale resort Zeavola is behind the impressive new Little Green Book, which was recently released.

Burasari Opening Second Phuket Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 16 Jun 2019 | 6:00 am

Island Escape by Burasari, the second Phuket hotel from the Thai-based group will open soft open in September.

Bid Now. Phuket Hotels Association Auction Ends Midnight Today

Category: Hotels. Posted: 30 May 2019 | 6:00 am

The Phuket Hotels Association global hotel auction ends Friday at midnight Thai time.

Phuket Space Hotel Coming In 2020

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 May 2019 | 10:17 pm

A 150-key space themed hotel is under development by a Singaporean group in Kathu.

Boat Pattana’s Cherngtalay Villa Project Hits Ground Running

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 20 May 2019 | 2:55 pm

Thai developer Boon Yongsakul’s latest development Shambala Grand Villa in Cherngtalay has experienced strong pre-launch sales.

AirAsia Returns Indonesia Flights To Phuket

Category: Tourism. Posted: 16 May 2019 | 9:07 am

AirAsia Indonesia will resume direct flights between Phuket and Jakarta on the second of July.

Wyndham Flags Condo Hotel At Layan Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 May 2019 | 6:00 am

A new Wyndham managed condominium hotel is rising in the Layan Beach area of Phuket.

Still Time To Register for Bangkok SEAHIS Hotel Conference

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 May 2019 | 6:14 pm

The South East Asia Hotel Investors Summit (SEAHIS) 2019 is set for Thursday and Friday this week in Bangkok.

ACCOR’s MGallery Coming to MontAzure Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 May 2019 | 9:49 am

Kamala’s MontAzure integrated development is rolling out a 236-unit hotel branded residences project.

New Bali Hotel and Branded Residences Report Released

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 May 2019 | 6:00 am

C9 Hotelworks and Horwath HTL have released a report on Bali Indonesia covering tourism, hotels and property.

New Phuket Development  Zoning Regulations Coming

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 08 May 2019 | 6:00 am

Thailand’s Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning, within the Ministry of Interior is set to finalize sweeping development regulation changes for Phuket.

Elite Havens Adds Top Lombok Villa Project

Category: Hotels. Posted: 04 May 2019 | 9:45 am

Leading luxury villa rental and management group Elite Havens has entered into a strategic alliance with Lombok’s leading villa resort Selong Selo.

Phuket Airport Passenger Arrival Drop

Category: Tourism. Posted: 28 Apr 2019 | 9:28 am

To date, 2019 is shaping up to be a slightly volatile year for tourism to the island.

Phuket Hotels Association Global Auction Now Live

Category: Hotels. Posted: 23 Apr 2019 | 2:58 pm

The 3rd annual Phuket Hotels Association charity auction is now online.

Bangkok’s New Luxury Hotels Break The US$300 Glass Ceiling

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Apr 2019 | 11:08 am

For hotel owners and operators one in Southeast Asia, one of the great mysteries of the past decade has been the low rate profile of Bangkok’s luxury hotel set.

Upstart Kokotel Hotels Take Aim At Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 12 Apr 2019 | 6:33 pm

Thailand’s emerging hotel brand Kokotel is quickly expanding their footprint across the country.

LuxuryHunt Releases 2nd Edition

Category: Hotels. Posted: 11 Apr 2019 | 2:51 pm

Leading travel resource LuxuryHunt.com has just released their second edition of the 100 Best Luxury Experiences 2019/2020.

Phuket Hotel Watch, 3 Months Down, 9 More To Go

Category: Hotels. Posted: 10 Apr 2019 | 10:55 pm

At the beginning of the year Phuket’s tourism and hotel sector was cautiously optimistic after a strong first half of 2018 and humbling second half.

Fox News Fake News, Phuket Gets A Bullet (OPINION)

Category: Tourism. Posted: 09 Apr 2019 | 10:50 am

As Phuket moves slowly into low season, a story published in the international media by Fox News about how tourists could face the death penalty over taking photos at the island’s airport is a highly flaw piece of sensationalist fake news.

Massive 11 Hotel Development Project Coming To Kata Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 08 Apr 2019 | 9:07 pm

Thai developer K.W. Plaza group has unveiled plans for a large-scale mixed-use project called The Beach Plaza on 15 rai, that will have 11 three and four star hotels with a total of 1.490 rooms.

Robinson Crusoe+Bill Bensley tango at Hard Rockin’ Café Del Mar

Category: Hotels. Posted: 07 Apr 2019 | 6:00 am

It’s every hotel owner’s wet dream. Imagine in the age of the smartphone and the aspirational movement of getting out of the box, being able to contain guests and their money within the confines of a single resort.

New Phuket to Cambodia Flight Link

Category: Tourism. Posted: 06 Apr 2019 | 10:10 am

According to news in The Thaiger, Thai AirAsia will start direct air service between Phuket and Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

C9 Hotelworks Koh Pha-Ngan and Koh Tao Hotel Market Update

Category: Hotels. Posted: 02 Apr 2019 | 8:38 am

Thailand’s idyllic Koh Pha-Ngan island is renowned globally for its marque Full Moon parties.

Fourth Movenpick Resort For Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 01 Apr 2019 | 8:14 am

A fourth Movenpick-branded resort is headed for Phuket.

Catch Beach Club Opens Kids Concept

Category: Hotels. Posted: 31 Mar 2019 | 12:22 pm

Phuket’s Catch Beach Club has launched its very own themed children’s concept.

How Serviced Apartments Found Their Mojo

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Mar 2019 | 2:20 pm

“Irrespective of your thoughts on Christianity or evolution, there is one thing that most cultural camps can agree on: Caves were amongst the earliest accommodation offerings. Prehistoric caves, in fact, have a lot in common with serviced apartments.

Thai Hotels Chase Beach Club Mojo

Category: Hotels. Posted: 11 Mar 2019 | 6:00 am

Checking into hotel news one story that caught my eye is Thai hospitality group Centara expanding their Coast Beach Club Concept.

Second Central Phuket Retail Complex

Category: Tourism. Posted: 10 Mar 2019 | 4:39 pm

Thailand’s Central Group has opened a second major retail development on the resort island of Phuket.

Top 5 Phuket Hotel Trends For 2019 And Beyond

Category: Hotels. Posted: 10 Mar 2019 | 6:00 am

Moving through high season in 2019, hoteliers are starting to look for strategies for the year in order to not be reliant only on volatile mass markets.

Standard Hotels For Phuket, Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya

Category: Hotels. Posted: 09 Mar 2019 | 9:38 am

Standard Hotels CEO Amar Lalvani has made public plans for branded properties in four key Thai destinations – Phuket, Bangkok, Hua Hin and Pattaya.

Chasing Dragons. Phuket Hotels Under Pressure to Perform

Category: Hotels. Posted: 08 Mar 2019 | 7:29 am

Despite registering a record high 9 million passenger arrivals at the island’s gateway international airport in 2018, performance data is indicating that a slowdown in its double-digit growth rates over the past few years is on the horizon for Thailand’s resort destination of Phuket.

Global Serviced Apartment Brands Target Phuket

Category: Hotels. Posted: 07 Mar 2019 | 9:38 am

One of Asia’s fastest growing hospitality segments is the serviced apartment sector, and the brands are targeting the regions leisure markets.

Collective Spaces, The New Normal

Category: Hotels. Posted: 06 Mar 2019 | 9:46 am

The hotel space today is fighting for its life. In the day and age of social media and the smartphone, guests today have an astonishing set of choice for what lies outside in the non-hotel world.

Hilton Conversion For Banthai Patong Hotel

Category: Hotels. Posted: 03 Mar 2019 | 12:52 pm

The 290-room Banthai Resort in Patong Phuket is being converted to a Hilton branded property.

Watch Out For The Shama Hub

Category: Hotels. Posted: 24 Feb 2019 | 10:13 am

Last Friday I attended the first edition of the Serviced Apartment Summit Asia event and the roll-out of the new Shama Hub Concept by Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality.

Iconic Design Group YOO Take On Asia

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 22 Feb 2019 | 8:17 am

Renowned design London-borne design house YOO are pushing up their profile and capacity in Asia.

Strong Baht Concerns For Thai Hotel Sector

Category: Hotels. Posted: 21 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Thailand’s baht performance against Asian currencies in 2018, was unmatched, with the exception of the Japanese yen.

Minor Plants Another Flag In Koh Samui

Category: Hotels. Posted: 20 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Thailand’s Minor Hotel Group have expanded their presence on the resort island of Koh Samui with the opening of an Avani branded property.

Award-Winning Phuket Chef Opens Bangkok Eatery

Category: Tourism. Posted: 19 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Scottish Chef Jamie Wakeford of noted Phuket restaurant Bampot Kitchen has rolled out a new restaurant in Bangkok.

Shangri-La Jumps Into Thonglor Feeding Frenzy

Category: Hotels. Posted: 18 Feb 2019 | 6:00 am

Bangkok’s trendy Thonglor district is experiencing skyrocketing land prices being driven by high-levels of demand for new hotel and condo projects.

Allan Zeman And Richard Li Team Up for Phang Nga Development

Category: Real Estate. Posted: 16 Feb 2019 | 7:32 pm

Two of Hong Kong’s leading entrepreneurs Allan Zeman and Richard Li are developing a mixed-use project in Thai Muang, Phang Nga named Aquella.

IHG Acquires Six Senses Lifestyle Brand

Category: Hotels. Posted: 14 Feb 2019 | 11:44 am

Global hospitality group InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has acquired Six Senses Hotels, Resorts and Spas from Pegasus Capital.

World Class Phuket Tourism Attraction Opens

Category: Tourism. Posted: 02 Feb 2019 | 1:58 pm

The new Tribhum themed attraction has opened its doors at Phuket’s Central Floresta luxury mall.

Lombok To Become Another AirAsia Hub

Category: Tourism. Posted: 29 Jan 2019 | 6:00 am

Bali’s tourism neighbor Lombok is set to be designed as a new hub for low-cost airline AirAsia.

Turkish Airlines Going Daily With Phuket Service

Category: Tourism. Posted: 27 Jan 2019 | 10:07 am

Global airline carrier Turkish Airlines is adding additional flights to Phuket starting September 2nd.

The Death of the Hotel Business Plan

Category: Hotels. Posted: 26 Jan 2019 | 11:04 am

Death, or more appropriately perhaps, dying, is not my idea of a good time. It must be life’s ultimate buzz killer.

BHMA Ink Deal For Patong Hotel Conversion

Category: Hotels. Posted: 25 Jan 2019 | 9:24 am

Hospitality chain BHMA has entered into a management agreement to operate the BYD Lofts in Patong.

Centara Grand Samui To Shut And Renovate

Category: Hotels. Posted: 22 Jan 2019 | 8:53 pm

One of Koh Samui’s largest upscale hotels, the Centara Grand Beach Resort will close on June 1stof this year.

Serviced Apartment Conference Comes To Asia

Category: Hotels. Posted: 19 Jan 2019 | 1:41 pm

A new event named Serviced Apartment Summit Asia is set for February 21stand 22nd.

Burasari Hotel Group Expands Overseas

Category: Hotels. Posted: 13 Jan 2019 | 3:28 pm

The Phuket-born Burasari Hotel Group has opened a new 37-key upscale boutique hotel in Laos.

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