THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

IHG to launch new resort off Phuket

PHUKET: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced a signing agreement with Soraya Development Co Ltd to develop the InterContinental Yao Yai Resort, on Koh Yao Yai Island east of Phuket.

tourismconstruction
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 3 April 2018, 01:28PM


The view from the site where the 170-key InterContinental Yao Yai Resort is set to open early 2020. Photo: IHG

The view from the site where the 170-key InterContinental Yao Yai Resort is set to open early 2020. Photo: IHG

The new-built 170-key InterContinental Yao Yai Resort is set to open early 2020.

The resort is to offer a range of accommodation options in four main room categories. The first will consist of 72-square-metre oceanview rooms with a panoramic view suite on the top floor, complete with a plunge pool, and rooms or suites in one of three family-designated buildings featuring water slides, pool access and the brand-signature Planet Trekkers Programme

Also on offer will 18 one-bedroom tropical villas situated on the lagoon and creeks as well as beachfront pool villas comprising 10 one-bedroom, one two-bedroom and one three-bedroom units that boast unblocked ocean views across a kilometre of beach length.

Along with three restaurant and bar outlets, a gym, pool, spa and resort centre, the hotel will offer unique features including the Water Facilities Centre, high-end transfer to and from the hotel, as well as luxurious meeting facilities and intimate wedding arrangements. Special occasions can also be arranged at the private sandbank during low tide periods.

This marks Soraya Development Co Ltd’s third property with IHG, bolstering its current portfolio which includes Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach and Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang. The company has plans to grow its hospitality portfolio in partnership with IHG in Thailand.

Rajit Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer, Asia Middle East Africa, IHG, commented, “Together with our trusted partner, Soraya Development Company Limited, we are delighted to bring our world-class InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand to Koh Yao Yai. We are expanding our luxury footprint to give aǽluent travellers a new destination to explore and unwind.

Splash Beach Club

“As one of Thailand’s most popular areas, Phang Nga Bay attracts over five million visitors annually and this number is expected to rise substantially, thanks to continuous infrastructural development. Phang Nga Bay is blessed with its own array of natural attractions from limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small deserted islands in a relaxed setting, whilst still easily accessible from Phuket and Krabi, another travellers’ favourite.”

Soraya Development Co Ltd President Sornkom Kitprasan said, “With our success in bringing two IHG hotels to Thailand, we are excited to work with IHG once again to bring luxury travel experiences to the up-and-coming Koh Yao Yai at Phang Nga Bay.

“The island is gaining increasing popularity amongst discerning travellers who seek a more exclusive experience, and we are confident that the InterContinental brand’s premium offerings, combined with the hotel’s stellar location, will be well-received when we open our doors in 2020.”

IHG has 24 hotels open in Thailand across five brands – InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo – with a further 13 hotels opening in the next three to five years.

Across Asia, Middle East and Africa, there are 72 InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, representing over a third of a total 194 of the brand’s properties globally, with 23 in the development pipeline set to open in the coming three to five years.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Australian stabbed 12 times trying to protect Thai woman

I agree with CJ69 100%. However, there is a good chance that like the several 100K or millions of ...(Read More)


Second fire in three days breaks out in Rawai

Piled up/dumped garbage everywhere you look on Phuket. What is wrong with Phuket garbage 'cultu...(Read More)


Navy in motion to remove Phuket seastead

Bravo Navy!Who needs this things? Why not have a boat if you want to live on the water? Horst...(Read More)


Patong police, taxi drivers meet to discuss service, behaviour

always best to do this as high season comes to a close......(Read More)


In Big Joke saga, border patrol boss gets last laugh

Hope this new Immigration Chief continues with the idea of General Big Joke to stop with that 90 day...(Read More)


King cobra female caught in Patong, 30 eggs missing from nest

No need to investigate k, if you (I know you don't have any friends to eat with you) had Pad Tha...(Read More)


In Big Joke saga, border patrol boss gets last laugh

wow...in what language was that comment written in?...(Read More)


Patong police, taxi drivers meet to discuss service, behaviour

This is kinda like the Principal, the School Counselor and a couple teachers getting together with t...(Read More)


Residents, hotels blamed for Nai Yang canal pollution

.. " One has no authority". Just dismiss yourself. Need other departments to come in and d...(Read More)