The Pavilions Hotels and Resorts announces new Krabi Eco Resort

Leading luxury hotel group, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts today announces the signing of The Pavilions Anana Krabi (formerly Anana Krabi Ecological Resort), an eco-sustainable resort located on the southern west coast of Thailand’s famous Phang-Nga bay. The Pavilions Anana Krabi becomes the second new resort to join the rapidly expanding boutique hotel group in 2020, welcoming guests from February 2021.

The 59 key eco-resort is surrounded by Krabi’s famous limestone cliffs and peaceful greenery and truly focuses on wellness, sustainability and eco life. ‘The Farm’ uses the regenerative principles of composting and water conservation to supply produce for the ‘farm to table’ restaurant, a farm café and vegan cooking school; unique excursion experiences include a solar-powered long tail boat to discover local mangrove rivers; while a dedicated yoga and wellness centre incorporates a fitness centre, yoga pavilions, sauna and steam rooms, with five spa treatment rooms including a Himalayan salt room.

The resort’s 35m main pool water is sourced from the neighbouring volcanic mountains, offering not only a silken swimming experience but unique minerals for the skin and body. Four unique room types start at 32 sqm, all offering private balconies, 43″ LCD TV, complimentary mini-bar and espresso coffee machines. Spa and family suite types are also on offer, with up to 55 sqm of spacious living.

The Pavilions Anana Krabi will incorporate iconic experiences from The Pavilions brand, including 360° Bar for unbeatable sunset vistas and localised culinary fare, and The Pavilions Spa, an award-winning wellness experience that delivers locally inspired treatments with locally sourced products to ensure authenticity to the hotel’s eco-sustainable title.

An exciting ‘farm to table’ restaurant will feature produce sourced from the resort’s farm and local artisans, which takes a leaf from The Pavilions Himalayas, the group’s flagship eco-sustainable resort.

“We are thrilled to welcome Anana Krabi to The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts family and to expand further the eco-side of our brand, joining Himalayas and Mongolia. The Pavilions Anana Krabi is in line with our mission and philosophy, and will add to our global offering of unbound experiences for the discerning traveller,” said Gordon Oldham, Founder & Owner of The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts. 

“We envision guests will be seeking a sustainable and wellness orientated experience for their holiday in 2021 and beyond, and we are delighted to add another location for guests to experience the unexpected.” he continued.

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts now has a total of nine hotels and resorts across Asia and Europe under ownership or management, with another five in the pipeline; two in Europe and three in Asia. The group recently successfully launched its franchise model for hotel owners and operators.


Four Points by Sheraton Expands in Thailand with the Opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort

Overlooking the Andaman Sea in the island’s most dynamic district, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is perfectly suited for business and leisure travellers alike

Four Points by Sheraton makes a breakthrough in Thailand with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort. With 600 guestrooms, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Phuket’s most famous beach destination. Whether travellers are visiting for work or fun, the hotel is sure to cater to the needs of today’s every day traveller with its approachable design, stylish comfort and all of the brand’s popular extras.

“We are excited to see the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton brand in a resort destination with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort,” said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International. “The brand’s genuine hospitality experience and the hotel’s location in the heart of Phuket will raise the bar for hospitality in this enduringly popular destination. With 14 different brands now present in Thailand, the debut of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort further compliments Marriott International’s commitment to growth in the region and underscores the confidence we have in the travel industry.”

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Exterior

Nestled in a crescent-shaped bay of white sand, overlooking the azure ocean on Phuket’s highly sought-after west coast, Patong Beach is one of Thailand’s top tourism hubs. Located 45 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, travellers can discover a wealth of attractions located in close proximity to the hotel, from golden beaches, idyllic islands and lush forests, to fun-filled water parks, first-class retail outlets and championship golf courses. For culture seekers, the golden temples, local markets and classical architecture of Phuket’s Old Town are just a short distance away.

Reflecting the brand’s promise to provide for today’s modern travellers seeking balance on the road, Four Points Phuket Patong Beach Resort features 600 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms and suites, including pool access rooms with private terraces. Each room features “Vintage Modern” contemporary décor, comfortable bedding, spacious bathroom with a power shower, and state-of-the-art amenities including integrated USB ports and high-speed Wi-Fi. The Family Suite features a dedicated kids room including boat beds and children amenities. In addition, the Ocean View suites offer breath-taking vistas of Patong Beach and the Andaman Sea.

Guests can immerse in the timeless classics meet modern design of the hotel that welcomes them into a world of authentic local art, with interiors that reflect Phuket’s classical Peranakan culture. The resort feels like a living gallery, with a collection of almost 70 original paintings and sculptures including works by Artslonga, an acclaimed local artist.

The hotel features five stylish dining venues; Chao Leh Kitchen is a bright all-day restaurant with an open-plan layout and a focus on Phuket cuisine, along with pan-Asian and Western favourites. Sears & Co. offers a casual dining experience with indoor and alfresco seating, including a garden shaded by tropical trees. The Deck Beach Club Patong is the perfect place to kick back and relax whilst listening to DJ beats, while enjoying light bites and signature cocktails, including Phuket’s Best Brews™, as part of Four Points’ signature craft beer program that offers local craft beer on tap. Alternatively, the Lobby Bar is a familiar, authentic space to take a break at any time of day, while the Pool Bar – with its seven-seat swim-up counter – is an enticing place to cool off.

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Guestroom

During the day, guests can also recline at The Deck Beach Club Patong, the sea-facing chill-out zone, work out in the 24-hour gym, unwind in a cozy cabana, or take a dip in the three different swimming pools available at the hotel, including a saltwater lagoon pool. Youngsters will be entertained at the Little Sea Gypsies Kid’s Club, where activities range from cooking classes to face painting, kids’ boot camps and more.

With 1,200 square metres of flexible function space including two ballrooms and over 1,000 square meters of outdoor events space, Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort offers venues for all types of corporate or social gatherings. The Akara Grand Ballroom, foyer and pre-function area can cater up to 500 people for large-scale conventions and gala dinners, while the Kathu Junior Ballroom is ideal for talk-of-the-town events with up to 170 delegates. Seven other bright and well-equipped meeting rooms can be adapted for a range of function types. For couples looking to tie the knot, the hotel can also host truly wonderful weddings, either in the ballrooms or outdoors on the elegant Garden Terrace.

“The opening of Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort affirms our commitment in meeting the growing demand for travellers seeking stylish comfort at great value,” said Jennie Toh, Vice President, Brands, Asia Pacific, Marriott International. “Phuket is a world-class destination, and the arrival of Four Points by Sheraton on the island will allow business and leisure travellers to experience the honest and uncomplicated service the brand is known for.”

“We are very excited to welcome guests to Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort for the first time. We look forward to creating inspiring experiences that showcase the island’s rich culture heritage while providing travelers with everything they need to rest, relax and stay connected,” said Daryn Hudson, the resort’s General Manager.

Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort Reopens with a Focus on Family Fun

Koh Samui’s luxurious island hideaway is set to open its doors on July 1st.

A lush oasis just steps from buzzing Chaweng Beach, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort is welcoming guests once again with its signature hospitality, an emphasis on family experiences, new drinking and dining concepts and a raft of measures in place to ensure health and wellbeing of all guests.

The resort has been awarded the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA” certification from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and has been acknowledged as a “Lodging Facility with High Hygiene and Safety Standards” from the Department of Health and Ministry of Public Health. Guests stay with peace of mind thanks to measures including digital check-in, temperature checks, contactless greetings and luggage sanitisation upon arrival; enhanced cleaning schedules throughout the resort and high sanitisation levels in rooms, common areas and transport; guideline-compliant spacing in dining outlets, the gym and other areas.

With the reopening, the resort launches its brand new Kids’ Club, where younger guests will be entertained by a range of daily activities. As part of its commitment to the environment, Anantara Lawana will equip its new haven for little ones with PlanToys, a range of fun, creative and eco-friendly playthings. In a bid to build a sustainable world, PlanToys takes every stage of its production process into account in order to create truly sustainable play. 

Keeping guests with kids in mind, the resort reopens with a new room category. The new Family Pool Villa offers a luxurious hideaway designed for two adults and two children. The private pool comes complete with floating rings and the dining sala beside the sundeck is perfect for family barbecues. Kids get a welcome pack filled with special activities and their own poolside tent, plus, there’s a Nintendo Switch on hand. Adults enjoy a little peace with four hours of babysitting when dining in one of the resort’s award-winning restaurants and under-12s eat free.

For a smooth and seamless experience, villa guests enjoy the attentive service of a dedicated Villa Host. Every villa across all categories comes with a private butler who is on hand for any request, taking care of every step of the stay, from check-in to check-out. This service is particularly well suited to guests looking to social distance in luxurious peace and privacy.

Food and drink remains an integral part of the Anantara Lawana experience and guests are welcomed back to Tree Tops Sky Dining & Bar to sample a new menu centred around the finest local ingredients.

Michelin-trained Chef De Cuisine Jakov Orsulic uses his considerable talents to create gourmet delicacies from the island and the ocean. Meanwhile, refreshing drinks are served at Pool Bar, the newly redecorated poolside bar. In homage to Samui’s long history of sea fishing, dating back to its early Sino-Thai merchants, the bar’s new look includes artfully draped fishing nets and traditional oars adorning the walls. Pool Bar provides a shady haven for a cool drink or tasty sundowner with views of the ocean.

In celebration of its reopening, Anantara Lawana Koh Samui resort offers an exclusive promotion. Guests booking two nights or more will be upgraded to the next room category. Additional perks include late check-out until 4.00 pm, 20% savings on food, drink and spa treatments, free accommodation and meals for kids under 12 and the freedom to change the booking date up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Rates start from 4,300++ baht per room per night and terms and conditions apply.