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Starwood to open two new hotels in Phuket

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announces that it has reached an agreement with Fisherman Harbour Company Limited to develop Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft hotels in Patong in Phuket, Thailand

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, announces that it has reached an agreement with Fisherman Harbour Company Limited to develop Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft hotels in Patong in Phuket, Thailand. Both the hotels are scheduled to open in 2014.

Four Points by Sheraton with its timeless and stylish comfort offering, has proved a huge hit for Starwood worldwide, because of the “halo” of the iconic Sheraton brand.  While Aloft, the sizzling tech-savvy brand that has rocked the U.S. hospitality industry, is Starwood’s design-led, social-experience brand that has enjoyed the fastest ramp-up of any brand in hotel history.

Four Points by Sheraton with its timeless and stylish comfort offering, has proved a huge hit for Starwood worldwide, because of the “halo” of the iconic Sheraton brand

“Starwood has responded to Thailand’s need for mid-market lodging by working with proven development partners to open best-in-class hotels throughout this dynamic market,” said Wayne Buckingham, Regional Vice President, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  “We are delighted that our expansion plans are going from strength to strength in Thailand with the signing of Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton Hotels in Patong, Phuket.

“We are delighted to have Starwood on board for our two upcoming hotels. The process of selecting and appointing the hotel operators has been well assisted by the CB Richard Ellis team in Phuket. We are upbeat on the hotel market in Patong and believe both Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton brands are good match for the location. Patong lacks mid-tier international branded hotels which offer both affordability and quality.” Said Mr. Wittaya Thaweewongsap, Owner, Fisherman Harbour Company Limited

“With Phuket achieving a record number of foreign tourist arrivals in 2010, we are confident about the future of Phuket’s hotel market. Phuket International Airport is also undergoing a major expansion which will double its capacity. The airport expansion will help generate growing tourists demand in the mid-market and those looking for quality and value for money accommodation which both Aloft and Four Points by Sheraton deliver,” said Ms. Khanitha Jarukirati, Associate Director of Investment and Resort Land at CB Richard Ellis.

 

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Quarantine-Free Thailand Reopens for Vaccinated Tourists From 1 November 2021

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to confirm that Thailand is all set to welcome fully vaccinated foreign visitors, including returning Thais and foreign residents, from the approved countries to enter the Kingdom by air with no quarantine requirements from 1 November, 2021.

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Bangkok lifts more COVID-19 restrictions

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In response to the Royal Thai Government’s announcement to relax more COVID-19 controls in the dark-red zone provinces, which include the Thai capital, the Bangkok Communicable Disease Committee has also lifted restrictions effective from 16-31 October, 2021.

Restaurants and eateries, cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, sport stadiums, and public parks can now resume normal opening hours, but no later than 22.00 Hrs.

Convenience stores, fresh markets, and flea markets can open for all types of goods up until 22.00 Hrs. All 24-hour shops must close nightly from 22.00-03.00 Hrs.

Hotels, exhibition halls, convention halls, trade fair centres, or similar types of venues can open for meetings, seminars, or other types of events and ceremonies up until 22.00 Hrs., and under strict safety and health controls. Consumption of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited.

The same goes for shopping malls, shopping centres, community malls, or similar establishments, which can also open for meetings, seminars, or other types of events and ceremonies up until 22.00 Hrs., and under strict safety and health controls. Consumption of alcoholic beverages remain prohibited. Also, any sales promotional activities shall not be organised while the amusement parks, water parks, and gaming centres must remain closed.

Limits for participants in gatherings has been increased to 50, up from 25 in the previous announcement.

The night-time curfew in Bangkok has been reduced from 6 to 4 hours, or between 23.00-03.00 Hrs.

Travel between Bangkok provinces and other areas can resume normal operations but must apply social distancing measures.

All types of entertainment venues, including pubs, bars, and karaoke shops are to remain closed. However, the government mentioned that these businesses may undertake preparation to be ready for reopening.

Self-protective measures and distancing efforts

As usual, people nationwide are asked to continue abiding by the health and safety measures in place; such as, wearing a face mask at all times while outside of their residence, regularly washing hands with soap and water/cleaning alcohol, and avoiding unnecessary close contact with others.

TAT would like to remind all travellers to continue with D-M-H-T-T-A precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19: D – Distancing, – Mask wearing, – Handwashing, T – Temperature check, T – Testing for COVID-19, and A – alert application.

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