“Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and being inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at Sofitel Krabi Phokeethra Golf & Spa Resort,” says Christian Schlegel, the hotel’s general manager.
“On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than receiving high praise from one’s customers.”
The group offers unprecedented discounts of up to 80% off room rates at all of its six luxury resorts.
Visitors need to visit the Kata Group at booth number 143 to enjoy the special rates.
In addition, Happy Hour prices will be available to visitors who visit the booth between 2 and 4 p.m. July 4-5, with prices starting at THB 1,199 per room per night in a Deluxe Room at Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa.
Kata Group Resorts owns and operates six luxury resorts in southern Thailand: Beyond Resort Khaolak in Phang Nga, Beyond Resort Krabi, Beyond Resort Karon in Phuket, Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa in Karon Beach, Kata Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket and Kandaburi Resort & Spa in Koh Samui.
“Thai tourism industry is set for a promising future thanks to increased arrivals projected from China, India, and the ASEAN countries, all of which are in our immediate neighborhood. Also in the first quarter of this year, we have seen a good sign for long-haul markets; such as, Latin America and the USA, Southern Europe, Germany, and France,” said Kobkarn, as she welcomed participants to the event.
The minister revealed that Thailand‘s tourist arrivals from January to May 25, 2015, is around 11.95 million (+19%), which generated about THB 578 billion as per the preliminary figures . China surged ahead as the top source of visitors with 2.03 million arrivals in January-March 2015, up 96% over the same period of 2014. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set a target of 28 million visitors in 2015, which is expected to generate around US$42 billion (THB 1.4 trillion) in revenue.
Additionally, the company disclosed about the latest news of “The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho,” which will be opened next year as a most luxurious brand-new hotel. Photo shows (from left to right): Satoshi Kasai, Marketing Department, Prince Hotels, Inc.; Yoshihiro Tatara, senior manager Marketing Department, Prince Hotels, Inc.; Stan Brown, executive vice president of Prince Hotels, Inc.; and Harutoshi Kusumi, director, Prince Hotels (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
This social media promotion is a joint effort of the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the popular micro-blog, Weibo.
The promotion, running until end of July encourages Chinese tourism to Thailand. Photo shows Somying Ngeonyen, Oasis regional spa manager, receiving the certificate from Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanawarangkul at the award ceremony held in Bangkok recently.
Oasis Spa has been offering extraordinary spa services for more than a decade and now has 10 branches located in Thailand’s most renowned tourist destinations – Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket.
International Hotel Awards is sponsored by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Winners of the awards initially have to prove they are the best nationally before competing against other top scoring hotels from across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Arabia, Africa and the UK.
“We are delighted to be the winner of such a prestigious award only three years after opening in such a competitive city. It is testament to the hard work and commitment of the Muse team and this is achievement is for them to celebrate,” said Nicolas Peth, general manager of Hotel Muse Bangkok.