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NEWS ALERT Centara Expands With Astudo Chain Merge

Category: Hotels, Posted:04 Mar 2010 | 19:36 pm

Leading Thai hotel group Centara have struck a deal to acquire the management of properties under Bangkok based Astudo Hotels. Astudo currently operates under the X2, Le Bayburi, Case and Away brands which have 7 operating properties and 5 in the pipeline.
Centara (formerly Central Hotels)will be rebranding the Astudo properties and have recently announced that a new budget tier product would be put into the market. The deal give Centara added critical mass and helps push forward its strategy to grow as a management chain both in Thailand and in the region.
In Phuket there is a Le Bayburi project under development in Kata. For Anthony McDonald of Astudo who was able to fast track his homegrown chain over a very short period, this deal certainly has played out as the realization of his ambitions. Looks to be a win win here for all.

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PHIST 2021 – Sustainable Asia RE-defined Coming 28 October

Category: Hotels, Posted:11 Oct 2021 | 09:11 am The fourth annual Asian-based sustainability-focused learning event PHIST 2021 will take place in a dynamic virtual setting on 28th October. Organized in Phuket, Thailand with speakers from across the region. PHIST (Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism) has established itself as a leading forum in Asia for sustainable tourism, environmental education for hotels as well […]
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Lonely Planet. Ultimate Vacation Homes. More Phuket Meds

Category: Tourism, Posted:07 Oct 2021 | 21:02 pm It’s Friday and we have a trio of video insights for you. Listen to an intriguing talk with Joe Cummings who is behind the first Lonely Planet Thailand guidebooks. Hear seven short real estate talks on the latest trends. And then, how is Thanyapura looking to expand their medical footprint across Phuket. Right here. Right […]
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Two Neil’s For Six Senses

Category: Hotels, Posted:03 Oct 2021 | 17:35 pm Veteran Asia-Pacific hotelier Neil Palmer has been named Chief Operating Officer of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas. Palmer is best known as a stalwart executive at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Meanwhile, Neil Jacobs continues in his role as Chief Executive Officer. Former Six Senses COO Guy Heywood has moved to boutique chain Habitas Hotels.