Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands footprint in Thailand
PHUKET, Thailand - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of an agreement with Grand Bay Hotel Co, Ltd, wholly owned by Apex Development Public Co, Ltd, to unveil the She
PHUKET, Thailand – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc today announced the signing of an agreement with Grand Bay Hotel Co, Ltd, wholly owned by Apex Development Public Co, Ltd, to unveil the Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort. Slated to open in January 2019 on Thailand’s largest island, the hotel will support the brand’s Sheraton 2020 goal of adding 150 hotels in the next five years.
“We look forward to partnering with Grand Bay Hotel Co., Ltd. to expand Starwood’s robust footprint in Thailand,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Senior Vice President for Acquisitions and Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts. “With its idyllic beaches and lush rainforests, Phuket draws an unwavering number of inbound and domestic travelers, making it a strategic market for Sheraton and further driving formidable growth for Starwood in Asia Pacific.”
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“We are delighted to partner with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and we are confident that our respective strengths will steer this project toward success, elevating the hospitality offerings in Phuket with the iconic and globally renowned Sheraton brand,” said Pongphan Sampawakoop, CEO of Grand Bay Hotel Co., Ltd.
Sheraton Phuket Grand Bay Resort is located in northeast Phuket in the Grand Bay area, home to the Ao Po Grand Marina. The hotel is an approximate 25-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and an hour’s drive to Patong, the hub of entertainment on the island.