Accor has signed an agreement to manage the
571-room Star Convention Centre in Thailand.
The Star Convention
Hotel will be rebranded as the Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre
later this year.
Located in the city centre of Rayong
province, the hotel will undergo a major renovation of its public
areas, dining outlets and 235 guestrooms in the first phase
followed by another 336 guest-rooms in the second phase over the
next two years.
“We’re very excited to have the Star
Convention Hotel join the Accor network and to grow our portfolio
in a city like Rayong,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating
Officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the
Maldives. “We believe that the Eastern Seaboard,
including provinces like Rayong, Chonburi, Trat, with the upcoming
high speed train route will offer excellent development
opportunities in the future. Guests can look forward to the
natural and intuitive design of the Novotel brand and relax in the
comforting and energizing spaces.”
The hotel is situated in the hub of one
of Thailand’s major agricultural and industrial provinces. Also a
popular beach destination for locals, the hotel is approximately
2.5-hour drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and 1-hour
drive from U-Tapao International Airport in Pattaya.
Phisamai Supanuntaroek, Director of Star Convention Hotel,
said, “We are pleased
to join Accor and we believe that the group’s expertise and
experience in hospitality will add to the success of our hotel.
The signing of our partnership with Accor also reflects our
confidence in Rayong’s tourism industry and the East Economic
Corridor (EEC) Policy. We look forward to working with the Accor
team to unfold a new chapter of Star Convention Hotel’s legacy.”
Accor currently has 86 hotels
in Thailand with a pipeline of 13 hotels scheduled to open over the next
three years. The group currently manages a portfolio of 158
Novotel hotels across the Asia Pacific region.