June 16, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Origin Property PCL to develop Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang.
Set to open in 2018, the hotel will mark the brand’s entry into the town of Si Racha along the East coast of the Gulf of Thailand, offering a mix of 300 rooms and long-stay suites for leisure and business travellers.
The hotel will be part of Origin District, a mixed-use development comprising *three residential towers and a retail mall designed to serve business travellers visiting industrial estates in the area, as well as expatriates living and working in Si Racha for extended periods. An hour’s drive from Bangkok and conveniently located along Sukhumvit Road, Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang will offer guests easy access to key commercial and retail districts, hospitals, banks and international school such as the Kasetsart Si Racha Campus, placing it in a great position to cater to visiting faculty and family members of students throughout the year.
Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said: “Over the years, Si Racha has developed considerably into a leading industrial estate and economic zone in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard. Its close proximity to two of the busiest container ports in South East Asia, Laem Chabang Port and Si Racha Harbour, has drawn an influx of expatriates and business travellers to the district and we see a huge potential for an internationally-branded hotel in the area to cater to the rise in demand for quality accommodation. We are delighted to partner with established developers Origin Property PCL to bring our Holiday Inn brand into Si Racha and are confident that Holiday Inn & Suites Siracha Laemchabang will prove to be a top choice for business and leisure travellers alike ”
In the hotel, there will be an all-day dining restaurant where families can make the most of the Holiday Inn signature ‘Kids Eat & Stay Free’ programme* and enjoy nutritionally-balanced meals during their stay. Guests will also be able to wind down after a busy day at work at the hotel’s pool, lobby lounge or through a work-out at the fitness club. The hotel will also feature five meeting rooms and a business centre.
Mr.Peerapong Jaroon-ek, Chief Executive Officer, Origin Property Public Company Limited said:“With its strong infrastructure and convenient location, Si Racha presents an ideal opportunity to expand our hospitality portfolio. We are pleased to partner with IHG to develop our first hotel and have decided to brand it a Holiday Inn as it is one of the most recognised hotel brands in the world which is consistently known for its comfortable and high quality accommodation. With the brand's heritage, together with IHG's experience in operating great hotels and our proven expertise in real estate investment, we are confidence that the hotel will be well-received when it opens its doors in 2018.
IHG currently has nine Holiday Inn hotels open in Thailand, and another four more hotels in the development pipeline. Across the country, IHG has 18 hotels open across five brands: InterContinental®,Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®and Hotel Indigo®, with a further 15 hotels in the pipeline due to open over the next three to five years.
*The Origin District mixed use development will feature Notting Hill condominium, Kensington residential condominuims and Porto bello Mall
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