Hospitality Business Magazine

AccorHotels continues expansion in Southern Thailand

rsz_a2blogAccorHotels and Avista Resort and Spa Patong Company Limited have signed an agreement for AccorHotels to manage three properties in Phuket. Two resorts will be rebranded as Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa and Avista Hidewaway Phuket Patong, MGallery on April 1, while another newly built Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery will open in 2018. AccorHotels presently manages 16 hotels and resorts across Southern Thailand. The announcement brings the Group’s upcoming pipeline in the area to 10 properties, and reaffirms its commitment to meeting growing demand there.

“AccorHotels is proud to partner with Avista to manage three hotels in Phuket. As more guests visit the ever-popular island, they increasingly seek choice and consistency,” said Mr Patrick Basset, AccorHotels’ Chief Operating Officer for Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “Each MGallery luxury hotel features a unique identity and story through its architecture, interior design and services. Novotel is well-known for its spacious rooms and service standards that stand apart in the midscale segment. Both brands are well positioned to cater to Phuket’s diverse guests, particularly as the island further develops its infrastructure and attractions.”

The 150 room Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery is an easy escape, located two minutes’ walk from Patong beach and Jungceylon Shopping Centre. The hotel features two restaurants, two bars, one meeting room, a business centre, three swimming pools, and a spa, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort and Spa, located five minutes’ walk to Kata Beach, offers 143 rooms, one restaurant, two bars, two meeting rooms, and a business centre, swimming pool, fitness centre and kid’s club.

Avista Grande Phuket Karon, MGallery is scheduled to have 160 rooms, one restaurant, three bars, two meeting rooms and a swimming pool, business centre and kid’s club. The resort will be located a 10 minute drive from Patong’s shopping and entertainment area.