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BLOOD AND SAND Freedom Beach Land Scandal

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Jan 2012 | 06:00 am

National media headlines have been hitting fever pitch over the alleged link between the murder of Phuket newsman Wisit "Ae" Tangwitthayaporn and land title issues at a prime Patong headland property known as Freedom Beach.
Many international and Thai hotel industry development executives have visited the 65 rai site over the past few years and hotel chains have been courted for the premium property.
News this year of a land title investigation occurred at the same time the property was being offered to a wide range of investors both here and abroad.
Political intrigue is now the rule of the day, and it looks like one of Phuket best known potential luxury hotel sites may not make it off the sidelines anytime soon.

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After The Sandbox – Phuket Hotels Ask What’s Next?

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 09:37 am The resort island of Phuket’s proof of concept Sandbox advantage looks to dramatically change come October. Since the first of July island hotels have experienced considerably higher occupancy levels and much-needed revenue from international arrivals. This has been Sandbox generated, and travelers, not necessarily tourists. Bangkokians fleeing the red zone situation have also aided in […]
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Remembering Florian Hallermann

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 08:56 am We’d like to take a moment to remember Zeavola General Manager Florian Hallermann. Florian tragically died in a hiking accident in Ko Phi Phi. He was a familiar face in Greater Phuket hospitality circles for many years and well-loved in Ko Phi Phi, which was his last posting. Looking back at the start of our […]