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Mövenpick Signs Three New Projects in Thailand

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has plans for three new properties in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Koh Samui during the next three years and will operate five hotels in the country by 2014.

Building on the success of the Mövenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Phuket, its first Thai hotel which opened in 2006, the company has signed a management agreement to operate the Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mae Nam Beach Koh Samui and the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Bangkok.

Kicking off the expansion will be the renovation of an existing hotel in downtown Chiang Mai, which will be rebranded the Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai.

The 286-room hotel is located on the corner of Loikoh and Changklan Road, right at the heart of Chiang Mai’s landmark the Night Bazaar. The hotel is a short distance from Chiang Mai International Airport, the railway and bus station. It is due to open by mid-2011.

The hotel will feature innovative dining experiences, such as a Thai-Italian Restaurant, an all-day dining venue and wine bar. Shops and a wide range of wellness options, including a spa, pool and fitness centre will be available.

The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Mae Nam Beach Koh Samui coming up on the northern shore of the island will feature 81 exclusive villas with private pools offering views across the Gulf of Thailand and to Koh Pha Ngan.

Contemporary dining outlets, an extensive organic garden with a Thai restaurant and a signature spa will entice guests from around the world. The resort is slated to be operational by the end of 2011.

The Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Bangkok located in Phayathai near the Victory Monument area, will feature 266 modern, spaciously appointed rooms and suites, in addition to 100 residences. The property includes a collection of loft-style guest rooms. Due to open by 2014, it will offer a privileged location for business and leisure travellers alike with easy access to the nearby sky train and the Airport Express link. The hotel will be located close to the major downtown shopping areas.

Existing projects in the country include the upcoming Mövenpick White Sand Beach Resort, located in Jomtien, close to Pattaya, an hour and a half drive from Bangkok.

Scheduled to open by 2013, the resort will offer a convenient get-away to enjoy the outdoors with a lagoon pool, entertainment for the family and a variety of tempting dining choices. The hotel aims to attract domestic, intra-regional and international leisure travellers. Extensive banqueting facilities and meeting rooms will be available to host incentive groups and world-class conferences.

Furthermore, the Mövenpick Residence Karon Beach Phuket recently introduced a new resort style residential development. The project comprises of five low-rise buildings, each housing six contemporary 130-square metre two bedroom apartments. The butler-serviced apartments offer a the chance of beach home ownership with investment potential and management rent-out programmes.

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