[HD video below] Tune Hotels is widening its presence to more
islands and resort destinations across Southeast Asia.
Tune Hotel Patong in the island of Phuket,
Thailand is the latest addition to the list that already includes
Kuta and Legian in Bali, Indonesia; Pattaya in Thailand; and Cebu
in the Philippines.
Tune Hotels Group CEO
Mark Lankester, attributed
this positive development to the exponential growth in
cross-border regional tourism largely brought about by easy access
to and affordability of air travel across the archipelago and
mainland Southeast Asia.
“Years ago many people
could have only dreamt of holidaying in Phuket or Bali but the
proliferation of low cost carrier services such as AirAsia has
transformed most of these dreams into a reality. What used to be a
luxury affair in the past is today a regular routine for many.
Many now even are able to enjoy several trips annually,” said
Against this backdrop, he said, Tune Hotels
came into the picture to provide tourists and travellers a
compelling accommodation alternative that offers high-quality room
stays at exceptionally affordable rates.
setting up hotels in popular islands and resort destinations, we
are enabling more people to visit these places without burning a
big hole in their pocket. I am very pleased with the opening of
our latest Tune Hotel Patong in Phuket that has been incredibly
well-received by the tourism community,” he added.
The 144-room Tune Hotel Patong opened its doors on 28 December
2012, ushering in the New Year with strong forward bookings from
Just minutes’ walk to the world famous
Patong Beach, the hotel is also easily accessible from other
Phuket beaches and recreational attractions such as national
parks, waterfalls, golf courses and water sport facilities.
“The opening of Tune Hotel Patong, which complements
the other hotels in Thailand, namely Hat Yai, Pattaya and Bangkok,
further reflects on our strong commitment towards the travel and
tourism industry in the region. With a population in excess of 600
million, Southeast Asia presents a huge market for us and we look
forward to welcoming them at our hotels,” said Mark.
Tune Hotels has successfully pioneered a branded value hotel
brand with the concept of pay-as-you-use that has become hugely
popular amongst travellers from across the world. Under the
concept, guests only pay for room rates with the option of adding
on other amenities like towels & toiletries, air-conditioning,
in-room wifi and satellite TV service.
has received over four million guests since the opening of its
first hotel in
downtown Kuala Lumpur in 2007, and now there are currently
27 Tune Hotels with 11 in Malaysia, 5 in the UK, 4 in the
Philippines, 4 in Thailand and 3 in Indonesia. Ahmedabad,
India and Melbourne, Australia are upcoming hotels in 2013.