Starwood has signed a management contract with Phuket Advance Development for a Sheraton hotel on Kalim Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
The 230-room new build Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort, scheduled to open in early 2018, will feature a mix of private villas and guests rooms.
The resort will open the brand’s signature Shine Spa for Sheraton alongside one of the brand’s signature restaurants; and two other dining venues including one on a beachfront location. Recreation facilities will include two salt water swimming pools and a well-equipped gym. The hotel will also feature 3,444 square feet of meeting and function space.
“We are thrilled to bring the Sheraton brand to the beautiful island of Phuket, and believe this underscores a key milestone for the brand in the region,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, Asia Pacific. “The signing of Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort strengthens Starwood’s current and growing footprint in the country where we already have 21 properties across eight of our nine brand flags.”
Located on a 4.3 hectares site on the western coast of Phuket, Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort will sit on Kalim Beach, north of the famous Patong beach. The hotel will be easily accessible via an approximately 45-minute drive from the Phuket International Airport, and will be a 20-minute walk to numerous entertainment outlets.
“We are committed to growing Starwood’s brands in Thailand and, as one of the kingdom’s most popular resort destinations, we are excited to reintroduce the Sheraton brand in Phuket,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives and Regional Vice President, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam; and Japan, Korea and Guam. “From digital connectivity to personalized service delivery, Sheraton Phuket Kalim Beach Resort is set to become the epitome of the contemporary Sheraton brand.”