Mandarin Oriental is set to open a new luxury hotel in Phuket, Thailand.
The Mandarin Oriental is a 105-guestroom luxury hotel in Phuket that would be managed by Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. It will officially open in 2022, and is located in one of the undeveloped beachfront areas along Phuket’s west coast.
Only 30 minutes away from the airport by car, the resort has several amenities, such as a fitness centre, a Kid’s Club, outdoor leisure facilities, as well as outdoor swimming pools.
The group chief executive for Mandarin Oriental, James Riley, explains that Phuket is one of the top tourist destinations in Asia, and the group is excited to have found a wonderful location for their new property. The group has had its initial success at Bangkok, and he believes that their experience and expertise would help them provide the best service possible in such a beautiful location.
Phuket is Thailand’s biggest island, and is a thriving market for many business owners because of its attractiveness to tourists from all over the world. Radisson Hotel Group recently announced the development of its upper-midscale property called the Park Inn by Radisson. The InterContinental Hotels Group in partnership with Ratanakorn Asset, a real estate company in Thailand, signed a deal opening eight properties between 2018 and 2027.
This includes the Holiday Inn Resort Khao Cape Pakarang located at a short distance from Phuket International Airport, as well as Holiday Inn Express, which is near yet another tourist destination, Kata beach.
In 2017 alone, Phuket welcomed 8.4 million tourists from all parts of the world, which earned it the title as the country’s most popular resort destination. Its international airport services are expanding as well, now welcoming direct flights from different places like Moscow, Beijing, London, Dubai, and Sydney. This makes international tourism easier and more convenient for people, encouraging visitors from all around the world to come and stay awhile.
The president for the Asia Pacific group of Radisson Hotel Group, Katerina Giannouka explains that the city is quickly developing. What started as a hub from upscale resorts is now evolving towards a year-round destination for tourists.