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Former Sofitel Khao Lak Branded As JW Marriott

Category: Hotels, Posted:24 Oct 2009 | 20:18 pm

Khao Lak now has its third international chain managed property with the signing of the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort. The 298-room property will see Marriott take over management of what was once the Sofitel, which suffered a tremendous loss of life and damage during the Asian tsunami.
Other global brands present in the market include Le Meridien and Ramada. Prior to the Marriott deal an agreement had been in place for Kempenski to manage the hotel and after that a smaller European chain so hopefully the third time is a charm.

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Phuket Airlift To Koh Samui Is Back

Category: Tourism, Posted:23 Oct 2020 | 16:26 pm Bangkok Airways has announced the return of flights between Phuket and Koh Samui. According to the Phuket News service commences Sunday, October 25th leaving Phuket at 12:20 pm and arriving in Samui at 1:15 pm. There will also be a resumption of flights between Phuket and Hat Yai between Phuket and U-Tapao (Pattaya). The return […]
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Khao Lak Hotel Supply Continues To Expand

Category: Hotels, Posted:22 Oct 2020 | 06:00 am Despite the downturn of Covid-19, hotel investment confidence in Khao Lak remains positive in the long term. One sign of this is a newbuild Pullman-branded Khao Lak Resort Is set to open on 1st December. The 253-key beachfront hotel and villa property features a design by Martin Palleros of Tierra Design.  Palleros is the architect […]
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Minor’s Bill Heinecke Speaks Out About Chinese Return

Category: Hotels, Posted:21 Oct 2020 | 11:40 am We had a candid conversation a few days ago with Minor International’s Founder and Chairman Bill Heinecke about Thai tourism. Two key takeaways from the conversation were: The Asian financial crisis of 1997 was a walk in the park compared to the damage to the Thai economy during Covid-19. Thailand must find a way to […]