Meliá expands Asian footprint with new Phuket hotel
Leading Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International has expanded its footprint in Thailand with the addition of Meliá Phuket Mai Khao, located on the country’s largest island and world renowned destination.
Meliá Phuket Mai Khao will be the group’s fifth property in Thailand, continuing the group’s dedication to providing exceptional hospitality with a Spanish touch to this thriving market.
Due to open in 2021, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao is owned by Phuket Villa Group, Thailand’s leading residential property development company, and the largest real estate development company on the island.
Bernardo Cabot Estarellas, Melia’s senior vice president Asia Pacific, said: “It’s thrilling news that we are expanding our footprint into Phuket with Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. While tourism continues to be the driving force in the Phuket economy, we’re well-poised to bring our extensive experience in the resort segment to one of the most desired destinations in Asia.”
“Partnering with Phuket Villa Group, who we share similar ethos and passion with, will assure us to achieve robust and sustainable growth and deliver an unparalleled experience to meet the seasoned guests’ desires.”
Maetapong Upatising, managing director of Phuket Villa, said: “We’re excited to embark on this partnership with Meliá Hotels International, world’s largest resort hotel company, to capture the flourishing tourism market in Phuket.
“Looking ahead, together with Meliá Hotels International, we have every confidence in bringing best of hospitality to Phuket and setting the benchmark for hospitality in this beautiful island.”
Ideally situated along the clear waters of the sun-drenched beach known for the tropical reef clusters just offshore, Meliá Phuket Mai Khao lies in the tranquil north of Phuket. Overlooking the picturesque pure-white sand beach and torquise Andaman sea, the property owns a prime location close to Phuket International Airport.