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Wed, 4 November 2015

Melia to Take Over Samui Resort; Signs Two More Hotels in Thailand

Melia Hotels has signed an agreement with one of the largest business conglomerates in Thailand, TCC Land Asset World, to expand its portfolio of hotels to Thailand.

In the first three years of the agreement, the two companies will develop three hotels: a Sol Beach House in Koh Samui, the third largest island in Thailand and destination for more than 1.5 million tourists every year; a ME by Meli branded hotel in Bangkok; and an all-inclusive Paradisus resort in a Thai destination the company has not yet confirmed.

The future Sol Beach House Koh Samui will emerge from the transformation of the existing Imperial Boat House Koh Samui Hotel. The resort, which is expected to open within two years, will be an adults-only property. The property will feature 209 rooms and 33 boat suites or rice barges which have been converted into 91m2 luxury accommodations.

Mr Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi of TCC Group, said, "We are convinced that the Meli commitment to quality and innovation through its Paradisus, Sol Beach House and ME by Meli hotel brands will help place the exceptional range of hotels in Thailand in the avant-garde of the industry, adapting to new segments of urban and resort hotel guests."

The agreement also foresees future growth both in Thailand (especially destinations such as Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui or Pattaya).

Melia, Thailand, Bangkok, Samui

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