ASIA Travel Tips.com

 

HRH Princess Ubolrat Rachakanya of Thailand opens Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com Latest Travel News Send to Friend Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) celebrated its newest hotel opening in Phuket on Tuesday, 29 July 2008. The 421-room Millennium Resort Patong Phuket joins M&C’s growing number of new hotel openings this year.

London-listed M&C, in which Hong Leong Group Singapore has a majority stake through its property arm City Developments Ltd (CDL), is one of Singapore’s largest hotel groups with a portfolio of more than 110 hotels in 18 countries with nearly 35,0000 rooms.

The Millennium Resort Patong Phuket enjoys a prime location on Rat-Uthit Road at the intersection of Bangla Street in Patong and is part of the new landmark mega Phuket Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex.

Phuket Square Company Ltd owns the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket and is also the owner and developer of the Phuket Jungceylon complex. Real Estate Capital Asia Partners LP acquired a 95% interest in the 2 million square foot hotel and retail Phuket Jungceylon project in 2006. RECAP is a private real estate fund in which the CDL has a significant interest with other limited partners.

“The resort and the Jungceylon complex are combining to change the face of Patong Beach and to inject new life into the area. We are excited to be part of the rejuvenation of Phuket,” said Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of Hong Leong Group Singapore and Chairman of M&C. “The resort incorporates Thai elements in its design and offers warm Thai hospitality which will bring the guest experience to a new level.”

Mr Peter Gibbons, General Manager, Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, said, “With its unique infrastructure and lush surroundings, the resort meets all needs in terms of design. Offering two distinctive wings, we are able to provide the perfect choice, whether you are looking for a vibrant and trendy atmosphere or a slightly more stylish and elegant ambience.

Cabana Room at the New Millennium Resort Patong Phuket - click to see more pictures and info about the resort

“We are deeply honoured that HRH Princess Ubolrat Rachakanya, who is widely recognized for her dedication to promoting the Thai tourism industry, has agreed to grace our grand opening,” added Mr Gibbons.

The opening of the Phuket property is the latest in a stream of hotel openings by M&C in Asia and the Middle East. These include the Copthorne Hotel Qingdao (May), Grand Millennium Beijing (April), Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen (January), the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok (November 2007) and the Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur (September 2007).

Scheduled to open in late 2008 or early 2009 are two more hotels in China - Millennium Wuxi and Millennium Chengdu. In April, M&C also announced a joint venture with Indian group Rakindo to build 20 to 30 branded hip business class hotels in India, the first of which will open in 2009 in Chennai. M&C will also open a hotel under this business class hotel brand in Singapore’s trendy dining and nightspot area of Mohamed Sultan Road in 2009.

In the Middle East, M&C recently opened two new properties in Dubai and one in Kuwait under management contracts, and announced the signing of a further seven management contracts in the United Arab Emirates and one in Dubai.

“We believe that that our strategy of expanding our hotel portfolio in Asia in 2008 and beyond is the right one, as demand for hotel accommodation is strong and is expected to rise,” said Mr Richard Hartman, Chief Executive Office (CEO) of M&C Hotels.

“The Phuket property is also M&C’s first resort property in East Asia and this allows us more options to deliver the kind of service the more discerning traveller expects,” added Mr Hartman.

M&C currently already has resort properties in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.

See also: Selection of High Resolution Pictures from the Millennium Resort Patong and Millennium Resort Patong Phuket launches Grand Opening Promotion.

See other recent news regarding: Airlines, Aviation, Flights, HotelsPromotions, New Hotels, Millennium & Copthorne, Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address above, or return to the Latest Travel News Asia main page to see all the latest headlines. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, Mr. Karim Tayach. In this HD video interview, filmed on the side lines of the AAPA Assembly of Presidents at  The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, we sat down with Ilya Gutlin President, Asia Pacific of SITA to learn more about the company and the future of air travel. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Luc Bollen, General Manager of The Park Lane Hong Kong, a Pullman Hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Future of Aviation The Park Lane Hong Kong
Aviation Industry Update at AAPA 2015 in Bali.  Andrew Herdman is the Director General of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and this is the presentation he gave to a few select aviation journalists at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali on 12 November the day before the General Assembly of Presidents. Exclusive HD video interview with Air Macau's Chairman of the Board and President of Executive Committee, Mr. Zheng Yan Exclusive HD video interview with the General Manager of the JW Marriott Hotel Macau, Mr. Brian Tong.
Aviation Industry Update Air Macau's Chairman JW Marriott Macau
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. James Mabey, Senior Vice President Development Asia Pacific for the Jumeirah Group Exclusive HD video interview with Ms. Titiya Chooto, General Manager of Anantara Siam Hotel (formerly the Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok). Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Jonathan Wigley, Founder and CEO of one of Thailand's most successful hotel management and ownership companies.
Jumeirah Group Anantara Siam Bangkok Absolute Hotel Services
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014 Exclusive HD video interview with Mr Wayne Mak, Managing Director of Rhombus International Hotels Group HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 Rhombus Int. Hotels Group Thai Vietjet A320-200
An exclusive HD video interview about the elegant Airbus A350 XWB with David Velupillai, Marketing Director for Airbus Corporate Jets at Singapore Airshow 2014 A very brief glimpse into one woman's amazing journey sailing from California to Terengganu in Malaysia ATR Demonstrates 72-600 Flight Simulator During Singapore Airshow 2014
Airbus A350 Sailing from California to Malaysia ATR Simulator
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

Latest Travel News
Hotel Reservations
     
     
Advertising
Advertising

 
Copyright © 1997-2016 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com