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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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Patong Hotel Conversion For Banyan Tree’s New HOMM Brand

Category: Hotels, Posted:12 Jan 2022 | 08:00 am The 71-room Bliss hotel in Patong, Phuket has been converted to Banyan Tree’s HOMM brand. Banyan Tree is looking to fast-track expansion with three new brands a key strategy of conversions of existing hotels. The HOMM Bliss Southbeach Patong is the debut for the lifestyle-focused HOMM. Expect more announcements shortly on new Banyan Tree brands […]
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Three More Thailand Sandboxes Join Phuket On Tuesday

Category: Tourism, Posted:09 Jan 2022 | 20:33 pm The Thai government has added three more  Sandbox destinations along with Phuket for vaccinated international travelers. Effective on Tuesday 11th January 2022, Phang Nga (including Khao Lak), Krabi, and Surat Thai (Koh Samui, Koh Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao) will be open to Sandbox visitors. The current Sandbox restrictions mean a minimum of seven-night stays in […]
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Choice Brand For New Phuket Hotel

Category: Hotels, Posted:30 Dec 2021 | 09:37 am The new upscale Quality Resort and Spa Patong will open in early 2022. Quality is a brand under Choice Hotels International, and the property is operated under a master-franchise agreement with a third-party management group La Vie Hotels & Resorts. La Vie currently operates a number of hotels across Asia Pacific. With 88-rooms, the Quality […]