Hotel Indigo, IHG’s boutique hotel brand, yesterday announced that it will open in Phuket. This is Hotel Indigo’s second development in Thailand and the first boutique in a resort destination globally. The property will be managed by IHG on behalf of owner and operator, Tiansin Property Development Co Ltd.
Situated 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the new resort will be built at the northern end of the island on Nai Thon Beach. The Hotel Indigo Phuket Naithon Beach Resort is expected to open 1 June 2014.
“Globally, we are aggressively expanding Hotel Indigo’s distribution – our focus is on bringing our newest and fast growing Hotel Indigo brand into markets where there is demand, with current developments in key cities like New York, Hong Kong and Bangkok, where the first Hotel Indigo in Thailand will be located. The favourable business environment in Phuket, one of our key resorts markets in the region, makes this an ideal partnership with Tiansin Property Development Co Ltd.” said Jan Smits, Managing Director of IHG Asia Australasia.
“Nai Thon beach is a beautiful neighbourhood that reflects a different side of Phuket most tourists are not exposed to. We have no doubt that Hotel Indigo Phuket Naithon Beach Resort, through its personal service and design influenced by local surroundings, will offer visitors a distinctive resort experience,” he added.
Hotel Indigo Phuket Naithon Beach Resort will be a low-rise development offering 120 rooms and 15 villas, with a facilities including an all-day dining restaurant and bar, swimming pool and spa.
Boonsin Ekphaiboon, Managing Director of Tiansin Property Development Co Ltd, said; “The Hotel Indigo brand gives us an opportunity to present what will be an appealing option to first-time visitors and at the same time, something fresh and different even to tourists who are Phuket regulars. With its distinct design concept supported by the reliability of IHG’s management system, we are confident in the business potential of Hotel Indigo Phuket Naithon Beach Resort.”
In Asia Pacific, Hotel Indigo made its debut late last year with the impressive Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund, and will soon see openings in Taipei and Bangkok amongst others.