Staff at The Natural Resort in Patong notified police at 3:30pm.
Lt Col Weeraphong Rakhitho of the Patong Police along with Patong Police Deputy Chief Investigator Lt Col Somsak Thonggleang and Lt Col Khitthisak Chuphueng of Forensic Police Region 8 arrived at the room to find the man dead in the bathroom.
The man had a deep cut on his left wrist. A bloodied knife and razor blades were found in the room.
Police believe the man died less than 24 hours before his body was found. They found no signs of a struggle in the room or on the man’s body.
Kusoldharm rescue workers transported the man’s body to Patong Hospital for further examination.
Although the death appears to be a suicide, police police said they were continuing their investigation.
The Italian consulate in Phuket has been notified of the man’s death.