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Still only two Phuket ASQ hotels, two more waiting to be approved by Bangkok

Still only two Phuket ASQ hotels, two more waiting to be approved by Bangkok

PHUKET: Two more hotels in Phuket have been inspected and approved by local health officials to serve as Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) venues, and are now waiting for approval from Bangkok, Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) Chief Dr Thanit Sermkaew has confirmed.

By Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 9 September 2020, 03:17PM

Phuket health officials conduct a site inspection for COVID- prevention compliance in July. Photo: PPHO / file

Phuket health officials conduct a site inspection for COVID- prevention compliance in July. Photo: PPHO / file

Mr Thanit named the two hotels as the Metadee Phuket in Kata and the Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa in Patong.

The two hotels bring the total number of guest accommodation venues in Phuket officially approved to serve as ASQs to only four.

They join the Anantara Mai Khao Phuket and Trisara Phuket Villas and Residences, altogether offering just 469 guest rooms – despite at least 14 hotels in Phuket applying for the privilege since late July.

Mr Thanit confirmed two weeks ago that a surge in applications saw at least 82 hotels in Phuket apply to be approved as ASQ venues.

However, some hotel operators have now removed their applications, he said.

“Many of them did not fully understand the extent of changes needed in order to meet the requirements,” he explained.

“We now have about 70 hotels still applying for ASQ approval,” he added.

If approved, Phuket would have 5,000 rooms ready to serve foreign arrivals, Mr Thanit noted.

While Phuket currently has only two approved ASQs, and now two more waiting for Bangkok’s approval, there are currently 60 hotels that have been approved to serve as self-quarantine venues – nearly all of them in Bangkok (see full list below).

Mr Thanit told The Phuket News that one more hotel on the island has been inspected and is expected to also be recommended to be approved as an ASQ.

“We are just waiting on the documents to be processed,” he said.

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Mr Thanit maintained that the delay in having hotels in Phuket approved as ASQs was due to operators not fully understanding the extensive requirements needed to be met in order to be approved.

“Many hotels have applied and asked to be inspected, but then we find that they have more adjustments to make in order for us to recommend them to Bangkok to be approved,” he said.

Mr Thanit declined to reveal which hotels in Phuket have applied for ASQ status. “Once they pass the requirements and are approved, then that information will be revealed,” he said.

Despite the very slow rate of approval, Mr Thanit remained adamant that his office had adequate staffing to cope with the time-consuming inspection process.

“Our team can take this responsibility to check all 70 hotels. I do not need extra officers from Bangkok,” he assured.

However, he admitted, “We have a full schedule to inspect hotels this month already.”

"I am not worried about us conducting all the inspections ourselves because there is no deadline and no urgent date to finish it [the inspections] by Oct 1 anymore,” Mr Thanit said.

"Now I am just waiting for the hotels to be ready so our team can go to inspect them. It takes about half a day to inspect each hotel,” he added.

"I hope there will be more hotels in Phuket approved as ASQs soon. More hotels being approved as ASQs increases the chances of Phuket people restarting the tourism industry in the near future,” he said.

The hotels in Thailand that are currently listed as approved ASQ venues are:

  1. Movenpick wellness BDMS Resort Hotel จำนวน 280 ห้อง
  2. Qiu Hotel สุขุมวิท จำนวน 79 ห้อง
  3. The Idle residence จำนวน 125 ห้อง
  4. Grand Richmond Hotel จำนวน 300 ห้อง
  5. Royal Benja Hotel จำนวน 247 ห้อง
  6. Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel จำนวน 218 ห้อง
  7. Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 จำนวน 312 ห้อง
  8. AMARA Hotel จำนวน 117 ห้อง
  9. The Kinn Bangkok hotel จำนวน 61 ห้อง
  10. Siam mandarina Hotel จำนวน 120 ห้อง
  11. TwoThree Hotel จำนวน 50 ห้อง
  12. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort จำนวน 370 ห้อง
  13. Tango Hotel จำนวน 30 ห้อง
  14. Grande Centre Point Terminal 21 จำนวน 240 ห้อง
  15. O2 Luxury Hotel จำนวน 250 ห้อง
  16. Three Sukhumvit Hotel 55 ห้อง
  17. Princeton Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 70 ห้อง
  18. Best Western Plus Wanda Grand Hotel จำนวน 76 ห้อง
  19. Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 200 ห้อง
  20. The Salil Hotel sukhumvit57 จำนวน 73 ห้อง
  21. SALIL HOTEL Soi-thonglor 1 จำนวน 90 ห้อง
  22. Maitria Hotel Sukhumvit 18 จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  23. ibis Styles Bangkok Sukhumvit Phra Khanong จำนวน 150 ห้อง
  24. Maple Hotel จำนวน 400 ห้อง
  25. Royal Rattanakosin Hotel จำนวน 280 ห้อง
  26. Conrad Bangkok Hotel จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  27. Royal Suite Hotel จำนวน 69 ห้อง
  28. Amanta Hotel & Residence , Sathorn จำนวน 60 ห้อง
  29. Ozone hotel@samyarn จำนวน 40 ห้อง
  30. Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok จำนวน 45 ห้อง
  31. Pullman Bangkok Hotel G จำนวน จำนวน 196 ห้อง
  32. Hotel Clover Asoke จำนวน 60 ห้อง
  33. Belaire Bangkok Hotel จำนวน 130 ห้อง
  34. SC Park Hotel จำนวน 80 ห้อง
  35. Avani Atrium Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 218 ห้อง
  36. Le Meridien Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 162 ห้อง
  37. The Landmark Bangkok Hotel จำนวน 105 ห้อง
  38. Zenith sukhumvit hotel Bangkok จำนวน 120 ห้อง
  39. ChorCher Hotel จำนวน 200 ห้อง
  40. Solitaire Bangkok Sukhumvit จำนวน 66 ห้อง
  41. Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  42. Hotel Amber Sukhumvit 85 จำนวน 58 ห้อง
  43. The Vertical Suite Hotel จำนวน 67 ห้อง
  44. Dusit Princess Srinakarin Bangkok จำนวน 40 ห้อง
  45. Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel จำนวน 300 ห้อง
  46. Miloft Sathorn Hotel จำนวน 72 ห้อง
  47. Lancaster Bangkok จำนวน 58 ห้อง
  48. DoubleTree by Hilton Sukhumvit Bangkok จำนวน 163 ห้อง
  49. Royal President Hotel จำนวน 60 ห้อง
  50. Eleven Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 150 ห้อง
  51. SureStayPlus Hotel by Best Western Sukhumvit 2 จำนวน 74 ห้อง
  52. Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel 100 ห้อง
  53. Cinnamon Residence จำนวน 119 ห้อง
  54. Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam จำนวน 71 ห้อง
  55. Goldentulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  56. CASA NITHRA HOTEL BANGKOK จำนวนห้อง 40 ห้อง
  57. Courtyard by Marriott Bangkok จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  58. H5 Luxury Hotel จำนวน 100 ห้อง
  59. The Sukosol Bangkok Hotel จำนวน 72 ห้อง
  60. Anya Nana @Sukhumvit - Bangkok จำนวน 72 ห้อง

Source: http://hsscovid.com/

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Kurt | 10 September 2020 - 11:21:17

Patong's Graceland Resort & Spa chosen as ASLQ accommodation? Does that mean a soft starting rehabilitation of the owner, mr Thaksin and family?

Kurt | 10 September 2020 - 11:01:31

Red just now in BP that the ASLQ quarantine of the 4 VIPS on Phuket cost them 250,000 thb each.  The Phuket Governor called this stop-over a great tourist success. After 2 weeks quarantine  here they fly to Cambodia and go there in quarantine again. Do I miss something?  What is giving these 4 french persons the VIP status? Now we have Vip and non Vip for who are different incoming travel rules?

Kurt | 10 September 2020 - 00:28:16

Time that we read what the quarantine of 14 days the tourist cost in approved ASQ hotels on Phuket. Openness of hotels, please.

Fascinated | 09 September 2020 - 18:53:13

Interesting about Graceland, give the Dubai based person who owns it.


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