HONG KONG & CHICAGO - January 02, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) announced today the official opening of Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, located in one of Southeast Asia’s premier resort locations. Developed by Kamala Bay Ventures – which through its affiliates also owns Park Hyatt Siem Reap and Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa – Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is the first Hyatt-branded property in Phuket and the second Hyatt resort in Thailand, following Hyatt Regency Hua Hin.
"Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is strategically located in one of Southeast Asia’s top holiday and tourist spots, which will establish Hyatt’s brand presence in this highly sought after resort market," said Larry Tchou, Group President of Asia Pacific, Hyatt Hotels Corporation. "Our Hyatt Regency properties aim to create a distinct experience for guests by catering to their individual needs and allowing them to connect and recharge, all while incorporating the localness of their destination. We are thrilled that Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is opening its doors to share the very best of Hyatt’s authentic hospitality to travelers from around the world."
Situated on the exclusive west coast – 10 minutes from both the beachside restaurants of Surin and the nightlife of Patong, yet only 40 minutes from the international airport, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is nestled on a verdant, terraced hillside overlooking the beach of Kamala Cove. From almost every vantage point of the secluded property, including most of its 199 rooms that each have a private balcony, guests can enjoy unobstructed, cascading views of the Andaman Sea and its spectacular sunsets.
"Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort is a unique and extraordinary hideaway offering tranquillity and seclusion in a stunning, natural setting – an ideal base for business meetings, families and leisure travelers," said General Manager Keith Massey.
Sunset Grill, on the terraced hillside, is the resort’s signature restaurant offering both indoor and outdoor dining, focusing on daily sourced local sustainable products, market-fresh vegetables, seafood, seasonal selections, and prime meats served from its show kitchen. Meanwhile, overlooking the pool, The Pool House offers all-day dining of authentic Thai and Italian cuisine where Executive Chef Alessandro Martinelli brings 15 years of culinary experience to create authentic Italian cuisine with meticulously selected sustainable local products. In addition, The Pool Bar is where guests can enjoy the sunset and cocktails accompanied by chill-out tracks from the resident DJ.
After indulging, guests may wish to work off any extra calories in the fitness center, equipped with the very latest strength and cardiovascular machines where they can access the Internet, watch TV or listen to their own MP3 player while exercising. Alternatively, guests may prefer to swim a few laps in the expansive infinity pool overlooking the beach. The 235 square foot pool, flanked by loungers and open salas, is longer than an Olympic-sized pool and is one of the largest on the island.
Guests can also enjoy always the resort’s complimentary buggy service and head to Nahm Spa at the top of the property, which houses eight private spa suites. Taking "mother ocean" and its ebb and flow as key inspiration, the spa offers a combination of authentic Thai and specialist international treatments incorporating indigenous ingredients wherever possible.
While parents are occupied, children can enjoy the facilities of Camp Hyatt, equipped with a full range of games, toys and electronic entertainment, or take part in a variety of activities, such as shell collecting, sand play and visiting a local worm farm.
When the occasion calls, Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort offers more than 4,300 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, including a pillar-free ballroom splashed with natural daylight; a spacious pre-function area; three multi-functional rooms; and a boardroom. Meeting clients can also utilize the poolside area to create unique pre- or post-function gatherings. The resort’s dedicated events team is on hand to make any type of meeting, social event or wedding a successful and memorable occasion.
A wide variety of room types are available at Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, including Ocean View Terrace Rooms, which feature a private 700 square-foot terrace. The larger-than-average rooms, ranging from 473–1,130 square feet, feature a 40-inch LED television and high-speed wireless Internet access, as well as spacious bathrooms separated by floor-to-ceiling glass where guests can bathe while looking out over the Andaman Sea.
For guests requiring a more exclusive experience, Regency Club rooms have access to a host of exclusive facilities and services, including personalised check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast, drinks throughout the day and evening cocktails, one-hour free use of a meeting room, and access to the Regency Club infinity pool overlooking the entire bay.
For more information about Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort, or to make a reservation, please go to: http://phuket.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a proud heritage of making guests feel more than welcome. Thousands of members of the Hyatt family strive to make a difference in the lives of the guests they encounter every day by providing authentic hospitality. The Company's subsidiaries manage, franchise, own and develop hotels and resorts under the Hyatt®, Park Hyatt®, Andaz®, Grand Hyatt®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt Place®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt ZilaraTM, and Hyatt ZivaTM brand names and have locations on six continents. Hyatt Residential Group, Inc., a Hyatt Hotels Corporation subsidiary, develops, operates, markets or licenses Hyatt ResidencesTM and Hyatt Residence ClubTM. As of September 30, 2013, the Company's worldwide portfolio consisted of 535 properties in 47 countries. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.
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