The family- and eco-friendly four-star premium hotel is Phuket’s latest jewel
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE: IHG (ADRs)], the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, today announced the opening of the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach in September 2011. The only four-star premium international brand resort on the northwest cost of Phuket, the new hotel caters to all types of travelers – from couples on a quiet, romantic getaway, to families seeking the perfect holiday, or those on an executive retreat.
“We are excited to open our second property in Phuket, allowing us to provide more choices to travellers in one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations,” said Alan Watts, Vice President for Operations, Southeast Asia at IHG. “Holiday Inn hotels and resorts are specifically designed for leisure travellers and families looking for great servicer and great value in a relaxed environment. There’s something for everyone and our customers will be delighted – the resort is a stunning example of why Holiday Inn remains one of the world’s most recognized brands.
In line with Holiday Inn’s recent global brand relaunch, the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach is built with a contemporary design and offers modern facilities including a beachfront infinity pool overlooking the Andaman sea, a Resort Centre for guests to chill out, a Fitness Centre fitted with the latest equipment, the Tea Tree Spa, and a selection of great dining facilities within the resort – be it a casual lunch by the poolside, a seafood extravaganza buffet or a romantic candlelight dinner at the beachfront. In-room amenities include a spacious balcony/terrace, a large walk-in rain shower, free wired/wireless internet, crisp beddings with soft and firm pillows to choose from, and more.
Conveniently located just 10 km away from the Phuket International Airport, and close to popular attractions like Phang Nga Bay, Sirinath National Park and Phuket Town Shopping Centre, the new hotel differentiates itself for its family-friendly offerings. Its Kid’s Suite offers privacy for both parents and kids as they have their sections within the suite. The kids’ section of the suite comes with a bunk bed and a play corner that includes a flat screen TV, a DVD player and a game console. The Family Suite has the same concept as the Kid’s Suite, but with a bigger room that connects to the specially designed room for the kids. The stylishly designed kids’ room comes with a kid’s bathtub, vanity counter and toilet. To cater to families with teenagers, the resort offers a Teen Zone for youngsters to unwind and entertain themselves. There’s also a Kid’s Club where younger kids can have fun while their parents may pursue other interests and activities within the resort.
“We have 246 rooms and suites that either overlook the lush, beautifully-landscaped gardens or face the stunning ocean,” said Simon Morley, General Manager of the resort. “Each room features the latest in hospitality technology such as LCD flat-screen TV connected to DVD players and I-pod docking stations. There is free wired/wireless Internet in the room and throughout the resort; while i-Pads are available for guests’ use to keep them connected while relaxing at our facilities.”
The soon-to-open resort is also lauded for its environment-friendly features including an efficient water-recycling system, an intuitive energy-saving system and the absence of motorised vehicles in the resort. Located within a 90-square kilometer nature preservation area, the resort offers a long stretch of white sand beach and unspoiled views of decades old trees.
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach is only an hour flight from Bangkok and with frequent direct flights from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and charter flights from Europe, Russia, China, Korea, and the Middle East.
For more information on Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Mai Khao Beach, or for reservations, visit www.holidayinnresorts.com/phuketmaikhao or call +66 76 603 699.