The Mandarin Oriental, Phuket will be located on an undeveloped beachfront site on ‘Millionaire’s Mile’ on the west coast. It will occupy a 59-rai of land overlooking Laem Singh Bay.
The hotel will feature 105 rooms, including 37 pool villas, with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, the company announced in a release yesterday (Sept 4).
“The site itself encloses a white sand beach with rocky outcrops, providing excellent access for snorkelling and swimming,” the release added.
Facilities will include three restaurants and bars with ocean-front settings, comprising an all-day dining venue, specialty restaurant, sunset bar and a beach club.
“There will be a range of flexible function facilities, ideal for landmark events, social gatherings or business meetings,” Mandarin explained in its release.
“The Group’s signature wellness therapies and treatments will be provided in a spacious Spa at Mandarin Oriental, a well-equipped fitness centre and two outdoor swimming pools. A Kid’s Club and a host of outdoor leisure pursuits will also be available,” it added.
James Riley, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental said, “Phuket is one of Asia’s leading leisure destinations and we are delighted to have found such a special site on which to develop our resort.
“The Group’s established reputation and experience in delivering award-winning service and facilities at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, when combined with this stunning new property, will provide guests a unique proposition for a luxury visit to the entrancing Kingdom of Thailand.
“We look forward to working with our partners to create this.”
The project ownership is represented by Grand Larn Luang Co Ltd.
Sansrit Yenbamrung, CEO of Grand Larn Luang, said, “We are pleased to partner with Mandarin Oriental on this very exciting project, which will provide visitors with a world-class facility, coupled with the renowned service of Mandarin Oriental.”
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, with a strong pipeline of hotels and residences under development, is a member of the Jardine Matheson Group. Having grown from its Asian roots into a global brand, the the award-winning owner and operator now operates 31 hotels and seven residences in 21 countries and territories.