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IHG signs Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Patong, Phuket

Sep 15, 2011 4:46:41 PM - www.ft.lk

Holiday Inn Express has signed a new hotel in Phuket, Thailand.

The hotel will be Holiday Inn Express’ first in Phuket, and also the first Holiday Inn Express in a beach resort location.

The new build property, which will be developed in partnership with owner company, Kebsup Group, is located in central Patong, only 100 meters from the beach front.
Well-known restaurant and night-life entertainment options around the district are only a few minutes walk away. The Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is expected to open by early 2013.
The hotel will consist of approximately 280 rooms, with facilities as such as the Great Room, a hall mark of the Holiday Inn Express brand which serves as a gathering hub and is also where the daily free breakfast is served.
The property will also have meeting rooms, gym and a swimming pool. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the property and can also make use of a self-service business centre and laundry room.
Jan Smits, Chief Executive for Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), said, “The Holiday Inn Express brand meets the demand for an international standard hotel that offers fuss-free comfort, convenience and value, with no compromise on location. 
This proposition resonates well with our owner partners and the brand is growing strongly across the region, with a pipeline of 47 hotels in Asia Pacific alone. Phuket remains a popular international tourist destination; the well-established Holiday Inn Express will appeal to visitors and quickly distinguish itself as the accommodation of choice.”
Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is the fourth development for the brand in Thailand. The first Holiday Inn Express for the country, also the first in Southeast Asia, will open at the end of the year in Bangkok. Two other hotels currently in development are located in Bangkok Sukhumvit and in Pattaya.

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