TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

OFF AGAIN ON AGAIN Best Western Allamanda Laguna Phuket Opens

Category: Hotels, Posted:17 Feb 2010 | 07:32 am

It's been puzzling driving into Laguna Phuket and seeing first the placement of the Best Western Allamanda sign a few months ago, then it's removal and now again we have received a confirmation that yes the 129 room property is once again branded to the chain. The property is running under a franchise agreement with the US based brand and management services from local firm HMS; and it's been understood the delay in branding was subject to the property receiving quality control and standards approval.
There continues to be some controversy at Phuket's first condo hotel opened in the 90's, as the project is separated into 3 different juristic persons or legal entities. The Best Western is operating Phase 2 and 3 which front onto the golf course though check in is at the lagoon facing Allamanda 1. Though the latter through its owners have reportedly opted out of the condo hotel scheme, well respected property managed firm CBRE had provided management services which now have been taken over by the common area juristic person (CJP). For unit owners in the first phase, it now limits their rental options under the Best Western branded operation in the other two phases.
Confusing yes, we are not the only ones. But as for now this is the current state of play is somewhat clear, though unfortunately for buyers of condos who had hoped to benefit from ongoing rental returns, its either lucky or unlucky depending on your location in the various entities.

Other News

Read more

Why Is The Phuket Sandbox Important?

Category: Tourism, Posted:02 Aug 2021 | 10:27 am As Bangkok grapples with rising numbers of Covid infections, leading tourism voice KP Ho, Executive Chairman of Banyan Tree Group, has told European envoys, airlines, senior officials and business leaders, that for Phuket Sandbox to succeed it is imperative for Phuket to be given “green” destination status. Speaking at the Phuket Sandbox Summit held at […]
Read more

Direct International Flight For Koh Samui Coming

Category: Tourism, Posted:27 Jul 2021 | 11:29 am Koh Samui is set for the resumption of international flights from Singapore on the 1st of August. Under the Samui Plus program and expecting increased demand, Bangkok Airways is taking this first step for the direct overseas service. The initial stage is three flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Meanwhile in the Phuket […]
Read more

Thailand Property Takes Urban Flight As Lifestyle Takes Over

Category: Real estate, Posted:26 Jul 2021 | 06:00 am Thailand’s resort real estate markets have experienced a dramatic reset in buyer profiles over the past eighteen months of the pandemic. A strong wave of domestic demand has seen Thais flocking to the country’s leisure destinations and snapping up holiday or second homes. According to new data released by Thai property portal FazWaz, the popular […]