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Thu, 13 August 2015

Holiday Inn Express to Open in Krabi, Thailand

IHG has signed a management agreement with U&N Hospitality for a 222-room Holiday Inn Express on Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand.

The Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach, scheduled to open in 2017, will be a 30-minute drive from Krabi International Airport, or a two-hour drive for those arriving from Phuket International Airport.

The hotel will be located a short walk away from the beach, and not far from the existing Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach.

Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia, IHG, said, Thailands tourism industry is witnessing strong growth and we are seeing beach destinations such as Krabi gaining popularity amongst travellers seeking a relaxing retreat away from the hustle of the city. As Krabi International Airport becomes more accessible to key global cities and international direct flights to Krabi increase, we anticipate a surge in visitor arrivals over the next few years. It is a great time to be bringing the Holiday Inn Express brand into Krabi.

The Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach will feature:

- Free Wi-Fi in guest rooms and throughout the hotel;

- Free Express Start Breakfast or a Grab & Go option;

- High quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows;

- Self-service business centre and laundry room; and

- 24-hour access to the fitness centre.

U&M Hospitality, owned by the Kitprasan family in Krabi, had previously partnered with IHG for the development of Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach which opened in 2012.

Mr. Sornkom Kitprasan, Director, U&N Hospitality, said, With the growing global following of the Holiday Inn brand family and projected increase in visitor arrivals in Krabi, we are confident we will also see strong results from Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach when it opens in 2017. 

See also: Crowne Plaza Hotel Employs Robot.

IHG, Holiday Inn Express, Krabi, Thailand

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