The Soneva Group has sold the Evason Phuket
resort to an international and Thai hospitality and leisure group.
Evason Phuket will cease operations with immediate effect and
shall no longer be operated by Six Senses Resorts & Spas. The
value of the deal has not been disclosed.
Sonu Shivdasani, founder and CEO of the Soneva
Group, said, “Although it did not fit into The Soneva Group’s
strategic plans, Evason Phuket is a wonderful property that will
continue to thrive under new ownership. I would like to take this
opportunity to give my personal thanks to all of the hosts at
Evason Phuket for their commitment and hard work. We are
working hard to provide alternative employment to as many hosts as
possible. In addition, we have agreed a package for any Evason
Phuket hosts whom we can’t employ elsewhere. The full
package includes salary payment according to Thai law, plus one
month advance notice, a bonus as per agreement with the Union,
health insurance cover until November 2012 and a job reference.”
The Soneva Group, which is controlled by
Sonu Shivdasani, sold Evason Phuket to a third party – a deal that
is separate from the
Pegasus acquisition of the Six Senses and
Evason branded resort and spa management contracts.
Group continues to retain a majority stake in Six Senses Hua Hin
and Evason Hua Hin and Six Senses Laamu.
“This follows our initial strategy to focus on owning and
managing our own properties and to work with just one brand, the
Soneva brand,” added Sonu Shivdasani.
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