Marriott International expands in Thailand with three stunning new hotels

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Marriott International plans to further strengthen its position in Thailand with the opening of three new properties this year.  The Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa, The Bangkok Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit and the Sukhumvit Thonglor Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok will all open in 2012 bringing Marriott International’s portfolio to 16 hotels in the country.

Marriott International currently operates a portfolio of world-leading hotels and brands in the country including the world-class JW Marriott hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket and Khao Lak, the stylish, lifestyle Renaissance-branded hotels in Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui, and the award-winning luxury retreat, Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi, among others.

Marriott International to debut three new hotel properties in Thailand this year. Marriott International to debut three new hotel properties in Thailand this year.

“We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in Thailand and bringing these three wonderful new hotels to the country,’ explained Craig Smith, chief operating officer, Marriott International, Asia.  “We have had a long relationship with Thailand having opened our first hotel here, the JW Marriott Bangkok, some 15 years ago.  It is great to be able to bring these new hotels to Thailand which we feel will have a very positive impact on both domestic and international travellers to the country.

“We are totally committed to Thailand for the long term, and in addition to these three hotels we will continue to grow in Thailand with a further five hotels set to open in the next three to four years, “ he continued.

Rising over Bangkok’s premier lifestyle district of Thonglor, the Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit will be perfect for business travellers, weekend getaways and families, with a great mix of leisure and business facilities, ideally located close to the BTS Skytrain station.

With 296 exquisite guest rooms and suites, the hotel will feature three superb restaurants, bars and lounges, four meeting rooms and a Grand Ballroom.  The iconic building will offer sweeping views of the city and will also host a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant.

Located on the popular Mae Phim beach in the resort area of Rayong, the 206-room Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa will be located on a beautiful stretch of coastline offering aspects of both picturesque mountains and stunning ocean views.

The hotel will feature a Grand Ballroom along with five additional meeting rooms with extensive outdoor group space overlooking the tranquil landscape of the Gulf of Thailand.  With the ability to host lavish weddings, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, the hotel is expected to become an immediate favorite for MICE, events and meetings customers.  Offering a total of 7,120 square meters of total meetings space, the hotel will be fitted with LCD projection and state-of-the-art technology for successful and memorable functions and events.

Sukhumvit Thonglor Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok, which will be located in the same building as the Bangkok Marriott Hotel, Sukhumvit will offer the conveniences of a full service 5-star hotel with the space, ambience and privacy of residential living.

Marriott Executive Apartments are furnished with a fully equipped kitchen and are appropriate for any length of stay.  Located in the heart of Bangkok’s upscale residential district, the Sukhumvit Thonglor Marriott Executive Apartments Bangkok will offer 74 units comprising one- two- and three-bed room apartments.

“We are delighted to be expanding the number of hotels we offer in Thailand and to be showcasing a new Marriott Executive Apartment in the city, as well as bringing our internationally branded hotels to the beautiful beachside area of Rayong,” explained Philip Bryson, Area Vice President South-East Asia for Marriott International.

“These hotels will appeal to business and leisure travellers from across Thailand and internationally and offer world-class service and facilities in locations were we have not previously been able to offer our hotels.  It is great to be able to announce such strong growth in Thailand and to be able to bring a new level of hotel to Rayong, that we believe will really help to put the destination on the international map,” added Bryson.