Hong Kong’s Cachet Hospitality Group (CHG) has agreed to take over Dewa Phuket, marking the company’s entry into the popular Thai resort destination.
The luxury resort, which is located at Nai Yang Beach in the north of the island, will now undergo a major renovation before relaunching as the Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket. The refurbishment is expected to be completed in November 2017 and will include the launch of new F&B and entertainment concepts.
Dewa becomes the company’s third property in Thailand, following the recent announcement of the Savant Vela Hotel in Bangkok, which is due to open in November, and Cachet Deluxe Hotel & Residences Bangkok, which will follow in 2018.
“We are… eager to introduce the Cachet resort brand to this region,” said Kimy Chen, CHG’s president of Southeast Asia. “With 59 flights from Bangkok per day, Phuket is an extremely accessible and appealing vacation destination. Travellers to the island are ready to experience our acclaimed designs, enticing F&B programs and innovative amenities.”
Surrounded by the Sirinat National Park and less than 10 minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport, Dewa Phuket offers 128 rooms, suites and villas, plus two restaurants, a spa and fitness centre, two pools, a kids’ club and approximately 1,000m² of meeting space,
CHG will also bring Californian wine bar brand Stonehaus to the resort, as well as developing a Cachet Pool Club to host regular parties with international DJs.
“We are delighted to partner with Cachet Hospitality Group. As the Phuket market grows increasingly sophisticated, our prime Nai Yang Beach location is more coveted than ever,” said Lars Ydmark, managing director of R&B Partners, which owns Dewa. “With our transformation into Cachet Resort Dewa Phuket and the introduction of Cachet’s exciting F&B and social programmes, we are poised to set a new standard for what is Nai Yang Beach.”
CHG currently operates properties in China, the US and Mexico, and has numerous other projects under development across Asia and the Americas. It has also taken over the eco-friendly URBN hotel brand.