19 April 2018

Expanding their Asian Footprint, Meliá Hotels International Signs Meliá Phuket Mai Khao

  • Slated for 2021, the group will enter into the stunning karst island with an exclusive luxury resort on the idealic Mai Khao beach

Meliá Hotels International, the leading Spanish hotel group today announced the addition of Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, expanding its Thailand portfolio into the country’s largest island and world renowned destination, Phuket. Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will be the group’s fifth property in Thailand, continuing their dedication in providing exceptional hospitality with a Spanish touch to this thriving market.

Due to open in 2021, the new Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is owned by Phuket Villa Group, Thailand’s leading residential property development company, and the largest real estate development company in the famous resort island of Phuket. The new addition will reinforce the forthcoming position of Meliá Hotels International in the country.

“It’s an absolute thrilling news that we are expanding our footprint into Phuket with Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. While tourism continues to be the driving force in the Phuket economy, we’re well-poised to bring our extensive experience in the resort segment to one of the most desired destinations in Asia.” said Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Meliá Hotels International. “Partnering with Phuket Villa Group, who we share similar ethos and passion with, will assure us to achieve robust and sustainable growth and deliver an unparalleled experience to meet the seasoned guests’ desires.”

“We’re excited to embark on this partnership with Meliá Hotels International, world’s largest resort hotel company, to capture the flourishing tourism market in Phuket,” said Maetapong Upatising, Managing Director of Phuket Villa. “Looking ahead, together with Meliá Hotels International, we have every confidence in bringing best of hospitality to Phuket and setting the benchmark for hospitality in this beautiful island.”

Ideally situated along the clear waters of the sun-drenched beach known for the tropical reef clusters just offshore, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao lies in the tranquil north of Phuket. Overlooking the picturesque pure-white sand beach and torquise Andaman sea, the property owns a prime location that is within close proximity of Phuket International Airport, the third busiest airport in Thailand. In addition, iconic attractions including Sirinat National Park, Royal Phuket Marina and Lahm Him Pier can be easily accessed, allowing the travellers to indulge in nature and siteseeing.

Crafting an exclusive resort experience for the discerning travellers, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will boast 101 private villas, every one of which will come with a private pool and well-appointed amenities. Staying true to the area, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will feature lush courtyards, spacious public area and neutral schemed interior with contemporary décor, along with the hues of burlywood and fresh blue will make it a soothing sanctuary, resonating with the wellness focus of the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand.  

Meliá Phuket Mai Khao provides a rich variety of experiences including two pools, Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, attentive services as well as meeting and banquet facilities. The sophisticated guests will also be spoilt for choice with the diverse F&B options, ranging from all-day dining restaurant, cozy lobby lounge to chillax pool bar.

With 48 properties in 7 countries in Asia, both in operation and in the pipeline, Meliá Hotels International continues to put a focus on robust momentum and growth for the region.

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