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New Energy Conservation Guidelines Issued for Hotels and Condos

Category: Real estate, Posted:12 May 2009 | 09:02 am

A new Ministerial Regulation has been issued by the Thai Ministry of Energy which will take come into law in June of this year. Amongst those affected include new hotel and condo projects who apply post June which cover new or renovated buildings with a total GFA (gross floor area of 2000 square meters. Standard are being set out to cover electrical power for lighting, air conditioning and water heating, thermal transfer and overall energy consumption.
Exemptions for renewable energy are being provided along with deductions on consumption. The legal firm of Meyer Brown in Bangkok has issued a circular on this and the Ministry of Energy is providing implementing guidelines. Currently the implementation is under consideration if this will fall into the construction permit process and co-exist with the Building Control Act which covers statutory construction permits.

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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 […]