November 30, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has opened the doors to Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach on the popular Ao Nang Beach in Krabi, Thailand.
Offering a refreshing, hassle-free and affordable stay for guests, the 218-room hotel marks the much anticipated debut of Holiday Inn Express, one of the largest and fastest growing hotel brands in the world, into Krabi.
A scenic 30-minute drive from Krabi International Airport or two-hour drive from Phuket International Airport will bring travellers to the breath-taking coastline of Ao Nang Beach, where Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach is situated, adjacent to the existing Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach.
Amadeo Zarzosa, Vice President, Operations Resorts & Hotel Openings AMEA, IHG, commented: “Krabi is one of the most popular beachside destinations in Thailand, for both domestic and international travellers. Tourism growth in Thailand has shown a healthy increase year on year and we are glad to be able to introduce a new brand and property to a new destination in the country. Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach offers the growing segment of smart leisure travellers everything they need and nothing they don’t, in a great location at a great price.”
Conveniently nestled amongst a plethora of restaurants, bars and streetfood options, guests are spoilt for choice with a wide selection of international and local cuisine, including some of the area’s most renowned seafood establishments that dish up exciting Thai flavours to delight curious palates. Guests seeking beach essentials and souvenirs are steps away from Holiday Beach Walk Shopping Plaza, while those looking to indulge in retail therapy can take a 10-minute walk to Ao Nang Centre.
Morgan Layberry, General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach, agrees saying, “Combined with its close proximity to the beach, nearby food and retail options, our new modern accommodation, tastefully characterised by Sino Portuguese influence, provides guests with all the modern convenience, services and facilities expected of a Holiday Inn Express hotel. We are thrilled to extend a warm welcome and our friendly services to guests to Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach.”
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach features the brand's signature Great Room where guests can dine and interact with each other during their stay. Other amenities that offer guests a smart and convenient stay include:
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach is the latest addition to one of the world’s largest hotel companies where guests can earn and redeem points at over 5,000 hotels and major airlines globally through the IHG Rewards Club loyalty programme.
Thailand is home to IHG's largest number of hotels in South East Asia with 20 hotels and resorts (over 5,700 rooms) open across five brands: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, with a further 14 properties in the development pipeline. The company currently has five Holiday Inn Express hotels open in Thailand and has a further five hotels due to open in Thailand over the next three to five years.
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IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,100 hotels and more than 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme, with nearly 99 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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