A unique destination where the inspiration begins for meetings

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa has been successful in attracting a number of top-scale events in the first half of 2010, including the recent 12th Marriott’s Global Sales Leaders’ annual meeting for 2010 held at the resort.

The forum plus concurrent brainstorming and workshop, which was held at the newly opened Renaissance property resort on Mai Khao Beach, attracted almost 100 participants from Asia Pacific countries. While a number of other workshops and arty-themed events took place since April and May, including the SME Development Bank of Thailand meeting in June, Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa has also been selected as the venue for the launching event of a brand new & stylish car in Thailand in late August with over 500 guests and media expected to attend.

“We’re committed to providing meeting planners and attendees with more sophisticated catering value during this summer time, which is the main reason why we’ve been chosen to hold events for top-notch customers even before our grand opening in October this year” said Jason Nuell, General Manager, Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa.

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Newcomer. New voice.

Jason Nuell, GM of Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa
Jason Nuell, GM of Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa

It was another special occasion when we had a chance to chat with newly appointed General Manager of the Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa. The hotel is the first Renaissance property in Phuket and the new brand voice of the Renaissance opened early this year. General Manager Jason Nuell left us an image of a professional, an enthusiast and a positive thinker – obviously you can see this from his profile, personality and conversation if you read on.

Please tell us a bit about your career path?

My previous role was as Area Director of Operations in Marriott Hotels South East Asia. Prior to this assignment, I was the Director of Operations at JW Marriott Mumbai in 2005 and Director of Operations at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa in Australia in 2003, where I began my Marriott career.

What is the difference between your responsibilities you had in Hong Kong and now in Phuket?

My role in Hong Kong Corporate Office was the Area Director of Operations looking after the overall operation of Rooms and Food & Beverage outlets of 30 hotels within 7 countries around the Asia Pacific region, including hiring the leadership operation team for the recently opened 9 hotels in the area, while for Renaissance Phuket my role is shifted to be more specific in every department operation including positioning of the resort with the new Renaissance Brand Voice.

From your experience, is the Phuket market different from Hong Kong? Is it making it more difficult or easier to handle?

Phuket is primarily more leisure driven where as Hong Kong has its share of corporate trade, claiming its fair position as a Global Financial Centre. The purpose of guest travel and expectation is different in both places but from the hotels’ perspective, our job is to continually strive to provide high quality of service and experience to ensure that every guest has a fulfilling stay that enables them to relax and return to us.

Don’t you think there are enough hotels in Phuket? How is Renaissance Phuket going to catch people‘s attention?

There are several “accommodation options” available in Phuket that cater to the needs of different kinds of travelers. Renaissance brings to Phuket a unique and stylish product of Marriott to north Phuket on Mai Khao beach offering a comfortably cool resort for independently minded travelers in the relaxing natural environment and tranquil experience to couples, honeymooners and for family fun. The resort comprises a complete product in combination of Deluxe rooms, Suites and Pool Villas, 5 indigenous food & beverage outlets, Quan Spa, Kids World and provides enough for everyone in the family at great rates.

What if we ask you to present your hotel? What is the highlight we should never miss?

The resort is set on Mai Khao Beach providing stunning views of the Andaman Ocean, chic & stylish architecture, turtle shaped villa roof-tops which signify the importance of the leather turtle in Mai Khao area, away from the hustle & bustle of other beaches, 2 different landscapes in the resort – a sandy beach in the resort & a lagoon with waterfall features. And the most important part not to be missed is our people, I believe what set us apart from the rest is the team we have assembled at the resort, I’m very proud of the team and they will do anything to make our customers love them.

Is it challenging opening a hotel in the current situation with Thailand’s unrest just under control what is the plan?

As Marriott hotels worldwide have experience over these past 80 years, having been through many different crisis, we are confident that with such experience and with the kind of service Marriott associates or Renaissance Ambassadors can provide, we will be going through this challenge just fine.

How about the grand opening?

Our grand opening is planned for October to coincide with the Renaissance Miami Beach which is also another new brand voice of Renaissance. There will be a celebration event on the same night using a VDO link between two resorts, some international performances and entertainment. We will also be inviting top VIPs and media within Thailand and nearby to join our party.

Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa is now offering a special promotion for special occasions like the 2010 World Cup.  Join them, for the FIFA World Cup from South Africa, at ‘Sand Bar’, where all the matches will be live on the big screen and the beer is world class.

Beer Buckets (equivalent to 5 bottles) *
Chang          THB 520
Heineken    THB 520
Corona         THB 780
South African Wines (20% off) *
Klein Constantia Riesling 2007                        THB 1,850
KC Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2005              THB 1,950


Enter the World Cup Lucky Draw

Get a ticket with every two buckets of beer purchased at ‘Sand Bar’ during a match, jot down your best guess of the 2010 World Cup champion team on it, along with your name and email, and you could win two nights at Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa with Breakfast for two.

*Prices subject to 17.7% service charge and applicable government tax

For more information, please contact
Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa
555, Moo 3, Maikhao, Talang, Phuket 83100 Thailand
t: +66 76 363 999 f: +66 76 363 988
renaissancephuket.com

The Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa opened this week off Mai Khao beach in the north of Phuket Island promising a boutique experience with distinctive luxury and exceptional service.  The third Renaissance in Thailand, this new gem is the ultimate escape for intimate vacations, executive retreats and romantic honeymoons.  The 180-room resort opened under a long-term management agreement with Seacon Hotels & Resorts Company, Limited with Jason Nuell as General Manager and Joanne Chung as Director of Sales and Marketing.

“In our unique portfolio of distinctive hotels, this Phuket resort stands out like no other,” said Tina Edmundson, Senior Vice President Lifestyle Brands and Renaissance operations. “Legendary Thai service combined with modern touches of luxury and local architectural design offer unparalleled ambiance and style at one of the world’s most desirable vacation spots.”

Located adjacent to Sirinath Marine National Park, the Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa features an impressive 17 kilometer stretch of unspoiled sandy beach. Colors incorporated in the hotel’s d้cor are inspired by natural surroundings including the bright blue waters of the Andaman Sea, the glistening white sands and the vibrant colored coral reefs. The hotel has 150 deluxe rooms, four one-bedroom suites, 25 one bedroom villas with private pools and one oceanfront three bedroom villa.

In celebration of its opening, the Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is offering an introductory package for THB 5,555+++ (approximately $175) that includes deluxe accommodations and complimentary American breakfast for two adults.  A villa package starts at THB 8,888+++ (approximately $275) and includes breakfast as well as free internet. This offer is valid through October 31, 2010.

The Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa offers five restaurants that promise to satisfy every palate. ‘Takieng’ serves up hot, sour, salty and sweet dishes that make up Thai cuisine. Located directly below ‘Takieng’ is the ‘Sand’ that offers a fun and cool daytime hangout during the day and transforms into a contemporary bar and barbecue restaurant in the evening.  From lobsters to shrimps, fish to crabs, Phuket is a haven for seafood and ‘Loca Vore’ features an exquisite menu that highlights these fresh resources. Warm and inviting, The ‘Lounge’ is located in the heart of the hotel and offers quaint semi private spaces to conduct social or business meetings while enjoying good food. Open all day, ‘Doppio’ is a modern and residential bake shop that offers deli items accompanied by a variety of hot beverages offered in the cosmopolitan ‘Espresso and Leaf’ tea bar.

The resort offers numerous relaxing treatments at the award winning ‘Quan’ spa that features soothing bath therapies, unwinding massages and various other refreshing body treatments. Using fresh local ingredients that have wellness factors such as coconut, mango and banana, ‘Quan’ treatments give guests a unique and revitalizing tropical spa experience.

While parents are relaxing at ‘Quan’, children can take advantage of the hotel’s kids club that offers video games, reading corners and activity centers. Babysitting services are also available for families with infants. A fully equipped fitness center has modern cardio machines and free weights along with several fitness classes for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

As the perfect destination wedding and events venue, the Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa has six meeting rooms totaling nearly 3,000 square feet, seating 160 people. High tech equipment along with certified planners guarantees well-planned and successful events.

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows its over 30 million members to earn points or airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.

Marriot International is currently represented by 17 hotels in Thailand offering 4,422 rooms spanning five lodging brands, including JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in the luxury tier, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels in the upscale deluxe tier, Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in the upper moderate tier and Marriott Executive Apartments in the extended-stay category.

The Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa opened this week off Mai Khao beach in the
north of Phuket Island promising a boutique experience with distinctive luxury
and exceptional service.  The third Renaissance in Thailand, this new gem is
the ultimate escape for intimate vacations, executive retreats and romantic
honeymoons.  The 180-room resort opened under a long-term management agreement
with Seacon Hotels & Resorts Company, Limited with Jason Nuell as General
Manager and Joanne Chung as Director of Sales and Marketing.

“In our unique portfolio of distinctive hotels, this Phuket resort stands out
like no other,” said Tina Edmundson, Senior Vice President Lifestyle Brands and
Renaissance operations. “Legendary Thai service combined with modern touches of
luxury and local architectural design offer unparalleled ambiance and style at
one of the world’s most desirable vacation spots.”

Located adjacent to Sirinath Marine National Park, the Renaissance Phuket Resort
and Spa features an impressive 17 kilometer stretch of unspoiled sandy beach.
Colors incorporated in the hotel’s d้cor are inspired by natural surroundings
including the bright blue waters of the Andaman Sea, the glistening white sands
and the vibrant colored coral reefs. The hotel has 150 deluxe rooms, four
one-bedroom suites, 25 one bedroom villas with private pools and one oceanfront
three bedroom villa.

In celebration of its opening, the Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa is offering
an introductory package for THB 5,555+++ (approximately $175) that includes
deluxe accommodations and complimentary American breakfast for two adults.  A
villa package starts at THB 8,888+++ (approximately $275) and includes
breakfast as well as free internet. This offer is valid through October 31,
2010.

The Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa offers five restaurants that promise to
satisfy every palate. ‘Takieng’ serves up hot, sour, salty and sweet dishes
that make up Thai cuisine. Located directly below ‘Takieng’ is the ‘Sand’ that
offers a fun and cool daytime hangout during the day and transforms into a
contemporary bar and barbecue restaurant in the evening.  From lobsters to
shrimps, fish to crabs, Phuket is a haven for seafood and ‘Loca Vore’ features
an exquisite menu that highlights these fresh resources. Warm and inviting, The
‘Lounge’ is located in the heart of the hotel and offers quaint semi private
spaces to conduct social or business meetings while enjoying good food. Open
all day, ‘Doppio’ is a modern and residential bake shop that offers deli items
accompanied by a variety of hot beverages offered in the cosmopolitan ‘Espresso
and Leaf’ tea bar.

The resort offers numerous relaxing treatments at the award winning ‘Quan’ spa
that features soothing bath therapies, unwinding massages and various other
refreshing body treatments. Using fresh local ingredients that have wellness
factors such as coconut, mango and banana, ‘Quan’ treatments give guests a
unique and revitalizing tropical spa experience.

While parents are relaxing at ‘Quan’, children can take advantage of the hotel’s
kids club that offers video games, reading corners and activity centers.
Babysitting services are also available for families with infants. A fully
equipped fitness center has modern cardio machines and free weights along with
several fitness classes for those who enjoy an active lifestyle.

As the perfect destination wedding and events venue, the Renaissance Phuket
Resort and Spa has six meeting rooms totaling nearly 3,000 square feet, seating
160 people. High tech equipment along with certified planners guarantees
well-planned and successful events.

Renaissance Phuket Resort and Spa participates in Marriott Rewards, the guest
reward program that allows its over 30 million members to earn points or
airline miles for each dollar spent during each stay.

Marriot International is currently represented by 17 hotels in Thailand offering
4,422 rooms spanning five lodging brands, including JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
in the luxury tier, Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Renaissance Hotels in the
upscale deluxe tier, Courtyard by Marriott Hotels in the upper moderate tier
and Marriott Executive Apartments in the extended-stay category.