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IHG Signs its First InterContinental Hotel in Phuket

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InterContinental Hotels Group has signed its first InterContinental-branded hotel in Phuket, Thailand.

 Designed by renowned and award-winning architect Bill Bensley, who also designed IHGs 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.

 When 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 Thailand.

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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