AccorHotels has signed an agreement with Thailand-based real estate developer Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd. on 15 June 2018 to launch the brand new 251-room Pullman Khao Lak Resort opening in 2021.
The resort is the group’s second partnership with Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd. following the opening of Novotel Phuket Patong in 1996. Renowned for its stylish contemporary design, Pullman is where the new global nomads find inspiration and make connections.
Differentiating from its neighbouring resort island of Phuket, the coastal town of Khao Lak is sought out for its uncrowded beaches, magnificent offshore islands, and pristine nature. The world-renowned SCUBA dive and snorkelling hotspots of Surin Islands and Similan Islands are just 1.5 hours off the beach-rimmed coastline by speedboat.
(From left) Mr. Michael Choo – Director of Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd., Ms. Kamontip Phunratanamala – Director of Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd., Mr. Chan Chanyapoolsin – Director of Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd., Mr. Patrick Basset – Chief Operating Officer Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, Mr. Gilles Cretallaz – Vice President Operations Luxury Brands Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives and Ms. Joyce Ong, Director of Communications & CSR – Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives. (Image credit: Mr. Pramook Tipvimalmas)
“This partnership marks an important step for AccorHotels and we are very excited to partner with Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd. to expand our portfolio in Southern Thailand with the Pullman brand. Pullman represents global nomads of hyper-connected travellers and sophisticated explorers who enjoy combining work and pleasure,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer AccorHotels Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
Located just an hour’s drive north of Phuket Island on the gorgeous Andaman seaboard, Khao Lak is one of Thailand’s most peaceful resort destinations. A rare oasis for a private getaway and relaxation, Pullman Khao Lak Resort offers beachfront accommodation with expansive white sandy beaches. Designed by award winning Tierra, Design and Hypothesis, Pullman Khao Lak is situated in a tranquil stretch of gentle-sloping beach in Khaolak near to the historical heritage town of Ta Kua Pa.
The resort boasts 50 family suites and a large kids club specially designed for guests travelling with children. For couples and business travelers looking for a peaceful getaway, the resort also offers 7 private villas and an adult-only infinity pool that overlooks the sparkling blue waters of the Andaman.
“We look forward to another exciting partnership with AccorHotels with the launch of Pullman Khao Lak. The resort offers travellers a gorgeous backdrop of the island’s sunsets with stunning views of its surrounding nature that showcases a rich historical local culture. The combined expertise with AccorHotels will give us an opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of the local community in the area.” said Michael Choo, Director of Khaolak Inter Co., Ltd.
To wine and dine, the resort offers an all-day dining, a specialty restaurant and lobby bar. Wellness facilities include three pools, health and fitness centre, a beach club and a spa. For meetings, weddings and corporate events, the resort features two meeting rooms with two breakout rooms.
The favoured flight gateway to Khao Lak is 80 kilometres south in Phuket International Airport, which welcomed the opening of a new terminal last year. Should ongoing plans of Phang Nga Airport come to fruition, it will provide the first commercial aviation gateway to Khao Lak, bringing travellers one step closer to the tropical beauty of Khao Lak and Phang Nga Province.
There are currently over 120 Pullman hotels in 33 countries worldwide and Asia Pacific accounts for more than 70 hotels and resorts and more than 21,000 rooms. Pullman will continue to expand its portfolio with Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa in Fiji; Pullman Doha in Qatar; Pullman Mandalay Mingalar in Myanmar; Pullman Westlands in Nairobi; Pullman Luang Prabang in Laos; and Pullman Tokyo Tamachi in Japan.
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Pullman Hotels & Resorts delivers an experience that is upscale, upbeat and perfectly in tempo with the global zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of today’s fast paced life, Pullman helps guests be at their best, in business and at leisure, enabling them to seamlessly conduct business, explore the locale, workout and make connections – to the neighborhood and people around them. Retaining the values of exploration, comfort and dependability that drove it to become a pioneering travel brand over 150 years ago, Pullman today features more than 120 worldwide properties including Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Pullman Park Lane Hong Kong, Pullman Shanghai South, Pullman London St Pancras and Pullman Sao Paulo Vila Olimpia. Pullman is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travelers to feel welcome at more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.