InterContinental Hotels Group has signed its
first InterContinental-branded hotel in Phuket, Thailand.
by renowned and award-winning architect Bill Bensley, who also
designed IHG’s InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in
Vietnam, the InterContinental Phuket Rawai Beach Resort will be a
redevelopment of the former Evason Phuket and Bon Island.
completed, the resort will have approximately 240 keys comprising
both rooms and villas.
Tthe InterContinental Phuket Rawai Beach Resort is scheduled to open in 2014 and will
become the flagship property for the InterContinental brand in
A 50-minute drive from Phuket International
Airport and located on the south-eastern Rawai beach, the resort
will offer an extensive range of facilities within its 180,000
square metres of landscaped tropical gardens facing the Andaman
Sea. The property is also 30 minutes from Phuket Town
and 20 minutes from the popular nightlife area of Patong Beach.
IHG currently has 14 hotels
and resorts in Thailand with 3 in Phuket. These include the
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Holiday Inn Phuket Mai Khao and the
brand new Holiday Inn Express Patong Beach, which is set to open
this month. 9 more are in the pipeline for Thailand, including
hotel and resort properties for InterContinental, Hotel Indigo,
Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
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