InterContinental Hotels Group, in partnership
with Ratanakorn Asset, has signed eight new properties in
Thailand’s key resort destinations of Pattaya, Rayong, Phuket,
Khao Lak and Koh Samui.
The multi-brand signing, consisting of
new-builds and a conversion across the Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn
Express and Staybridge Suites brands, will add more than 2,000
rooms and ramp up IHG’s presence in the country, which already
boasts the group’s largest system size in the region. The hotels
are set to open from this year to 2027.
Clarence Tan, Managing Director South East Asia
and Korea, IHG, said “As a top travel destination for
business and leisure alike, Thailand has always been an important
market for us, serving as the regional launch pad for some of our
key brands including Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo and
Staybridge Suites. Together with our partner, Ratanakorn Asset, we
are excited to strengthen our presence here with three of our most recognised and well-loved brands. Following the inaugural signing
of Staybridge Suites in Bangkok last December, these latest
additions will build on our growth momentum in the country and in
our resort portfolio - a testament to our steadfast commitment to
provide our guests with world-class accommodation, in some of the
world’s best resort locations.”
Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Koh Larn
the popular Tawean Beach in Koh Larn, Pattaya, Holiday Inn Express
Pattaya Koh Larn will be converted from the current Sealay Resort
Koh Lam. Set to open in 2018, it will offer access to
numerous eateries, shops and the Tawean public pier, and will be a
short commute away from the Bangkok Hospital Koh Larn Clinic and
Na Ban public pier. A new-build element has also been confirmed as
an option for the hotel.
Opening in Next Five to
Holiday Inn Resort Koh Larn
new-build Holiday Inn Resort Koh Larn will provide guests with a
specialty restaurant, swimming pool, pool bar and gym. It will be
located right on Na Ban Beach, a short five-minute drive from Na
Ban public pier.
Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya Na Jomtien
The beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya Na Jomtien will offer
easy access to the nearby Cartoon Network Waterpark, making it an
ideal choice for families.
Staybridge Suites North Pattaya
The new-build Staybridge Suites Pattaya Wong Amat will bring
extended-stay offerings to Wong Amat, Pattaya’s expat-favoured, family-friendly area.
Holiday Inn Resort Rayong
new-build Holiday Inn Resort Rayong will be located
right on the white sand Mae Rum Pueng Beach, just a 45-minute
drive from U-Tapao International Airport.
Resort Khao Lak Cape Pakarang
Situated just an hour away from
Phuket International Airport, the new-build Holiday Inn Resort
Khao Lak will offer unobstructed sea views at Cape Pakarang, which
is known for its swimmable beach, staghorn coral and beautiful
sunsets. It will be a short 15-minute drive to Khao Lak City
Centre, also known as Bang Nieng.
Holiday Inn Express
The new-build Holiday Inn Express Phuket Kata
will be situated a leisurely 10-minute walk from Kata beach.
Express Samui Chaweng
The new-build Holiday Inn Express Samui Chaweng
will be situated in the heart of Chaweng, it will be surrounded by
shopping, dining and entertainment offerings. Guests will also be
able to take a short stroll to Chaweng Beach.
Ratanakorn Asset is a
well-established Thai real estate company with properties
exceeding THB30 billion in worth, located mainly in Pattaya, Chonburi and Rayong. In addition to the eight upcoming IHG
developments, its extensive portfolio includes residential,
commercial, industrial and retail projects.
Ruangratanakorn, President, Ratanakorn Asset said: “Recognising
the Thai Government’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project is
set to fuel growth across many industries, including tourism, we
took a very strategic approach at selecting, not only the location
of these new developments, but the international hotel brand with
which we would partner to make bolstering our hospitality
portfolio here in Thailand a success.”
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