Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa’s new convention hall, The Chandelier, held a grand opening in November, marking the first occasion the public was able to tour the new venue and view its many unique features. VIP guests, celebrities, MICE industry executives, wedding planners, and media attended the grand opening.
Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya opens a new zone for wet and wild water fun for the younger guests, with its water sprays, water gun shooters, water ratchet, water umbrella, water flower, waterspout, and a jumbo water bucket mounted on a tower. Located near the Oceans restaurant and the pool terrace, Monsoon Island joins the five swimming pools, 12 waterslides, the waterfalls, lazy river, and the rope bridges of the Lost World water park, which leads directly onto Wong Amat Beach.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is expanding its presence in Krabi with the addition of a Centra value brand hotel in the province: Centra Phu Pano Resort, Krabi. This extends Centara’s brands in Krabi across a range of market segments – the group now has four resorts in Krabi. Centra Phu Pano Resort, which is expected to open in mid 2016, will have 158 rooms and facilities. The resort is conveniently located in Ao Nang.
Amari Phuket begins its 30th year in 2015 by unveiling a completely new wing that will offer a new perspective and unparalleled vista of Patong Bay. The additional rooms at the new Ocean Wing will occupy one of Phuket’s prime locations, tucked in a tropical forest perched atop a hillside above the ocean. Comprising 148 rooms, the new expansion will bring the total inventory of Amari Phuket to 345 rooms.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ inaugural Hotel Charity Run has raised THB 1.8 million, as announced recently. The money will go to the Education for Development Foundation (“Under the Same Sky”), which is the mini-marathon’s main beneficiary. Hotel Charity Run is an initiative championed by the Starwood Asia Pacific Divisional Office, in line with Starwood’s commitment to sustainable and responsible behavior. The simultaneous runs at 92 locations across Asia Pacific have raised USD 228,000.
Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will be launching the Exclusive Candlelight Acoustic Concerts soon. The series will highlight the beauty of Phulay Bay and Krabi through sound and music. “At Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, we are always looking for new and innovative programs and activities to make our guests’ stay even more distinctive and memorable, tying the best global influences and entertainment with the natural beauty of Southern Thailand,” said general manager Carlos Tarrero. “With this series, Phulay Bay hopes to give guests memories to last a lifetime.”