SINGAPORE—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the signing of InterContinental Phuket Rawai Beach Resort, the first for the brand in Phuket, with JTM (Thailand) Limited, a member company of the L.C. Development Ltd (LC Dev) Group.
Designed by renowned and award-winning architect Bill Bensley, who also designed IHG’s InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Vietnam, the resort will be a redevelopment of the former Evason Phuket and Bon Island. When completed, the resort will have approximately 240 keys comprising both rooms and villas. It is scheduled to open in 2014 and will become the flagship property for the InterContinental brand in Thailand.
LC Dev also owns the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket and Crowne Plaza London Kensington.
On behalf of LC Dev, Kelvin Lum, Managing Director said, “We have had a great partnership with IHG for more than two decades and the signing of the hotel management agreement for InterContinental Phuket Rawai Beach Resort cements this relationship further. The resort, when operational, will be our second hotel managed by IHG in Thailand after the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket in Patong. With IHG’s established presence in Thailand, we are confident that IHG is the ideal operator for this unique hotel in Rawai, Phuket. We are excited about the possibilities this latest collaboration brings and are looking forward to seeing our first InterContinental come to life in Phuket.”
IHG currently has 14 hotels and resorts in Thailand with 3 in Phuket. These include the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, Holiday Inn Phuket Mai Khao and the new Holiday Inn Express Patong Beach, which is set to open this month. Nine more are in the pipeline for Thailand, including hotel and resort properties for InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express.