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Hilton to no longer operate Phuket Arcadia

PHUKET: From Jan 1, 2023, Hilton will no longer operate what has for decades been known as the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa.

By The Phuket News

Monday 30 May 2022, 10:32AM

Photo: Hilton Arcadia Phuket

Photo: Hilton Arcadia Phuket

“As of 1 January 2023, Hilton will no longer operate Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa,” Oriol Marquez, General Manager of the Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa, confirmed to The Phuket News today (May 30).

“We are proud of the exemplary hospitality the property has delivered in the island city of Phuket – over the last 20 years ‒ and would like to thank all of those who have contributed to the resort during this time,” he said.

“We remain committed to Phuket as a destination with two hotels operating on the island, DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai and Hilton Garden Inn Phuket Bang Tao,” Mr Marquez added.

The five-star full-service resort, which can accommodate some 1,000 guests and has a comprehensive conference centre at its site in Karon, has been a key landmark on Phuket’s southwest coast for more than three decades.

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Built in 1986, the hotel, owned by the Narukatpitchai family, opened in 1987 as the Phuket Arcadia Resort. After a major renovation, the resort became a proud member of the Hilton brand in 2003.

The resort has been a key local employer through the years, retaining many local hires as staff.

At the the hotel’s 30th anniversary in 2017, Markus Kaliss, General Manager at the time, noted, “The resort can proudly boast of 66 team members being a part of the resort for over 20 years and 229 members a part of the Hilton family for over 10 years, out of a total 686 team members.”

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Kakka2 | 04 June 2022 - 11:20:30

soon they will probably just rebrand with other management company/chain  and pay less fees the previously agreed.. 

maverick | 02 June 2022 - 15:05:37

sec2@ spot on owners and. Management company have probably agreed a parting of the ways would have been lots of disagreements during Covid 

SEC2 | 02 June 2022 - 13:20:24

I hate to say this, but maybe the owners didn't renew the contract with Hilton and plan something else for the property.  Hotels aren't that profitable investment as they were in 1987.  Especially the last 2-5 years. 

Kurt | 31 May 2022 - 16:37:26

Karon Hilton Arcadia could very well transferred into into a renting apts location for retirees, plus a recovering  time accommodation for foreign people who had a operation on Phuket. With psysiotherapy facilities and all.

maverick | 31 May 2022 - 14:43:15

Nasa12@ the hotel isn’t going anywhere only the management company doesn’t mean the staff will lose their jobs

Nasa12 | 30 May 2022 - 12:34:32

Sad case for about  500 ++ employees at Hilton, they will enter 2023 without a job most likely.


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