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Marriott Signs Deal with AWC for First Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Phuket, Thailand

(06/03/23)  Marriott has signed an agreement with Asset World Corp (AWC) to expand the luxury Ritz-Carlton brand to Phuket, Thailand.

The deal covers the renovation and rebranding of the existing Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket on the island's east coast, a short distance from Phukets old town, with its vibrant markets, shophouse restaurants and elegant Sino-Portuguese architecture.

Expected to open in 2025, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket is expected to offer 182 guestrooms, suites and private villas ranging in size from 50 to 196 sqm.

Guests will be able to dine and socialize at a choice of eight restaurants, bars, and lounges; work out at the well-equipped fitness center; and cool off in three swimming pools.

Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand. Click to enlarge.
Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand

Plans also call for a signature Ritz-Carlton Spa with eight treatment rooms, whirlpools, plunge pools, steam rooms, a sauna and a salon.

Meeting planners will be able to take advantage of four function rooms with 544 sqm of indoor space, plus a 168 sqm pre-function area and elegant alfresco spaces.

We are pleased to strengthen our long-term collaboration with Asset World Corporation to rebrand and reposition an existing Marriott International property with todays signing, said Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific (Excluding China), Marriott International. We are confident that The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket, once opened, will be well-positioned to meet the increased demand of luxury travel to the destination, in line with the Thailand Governments goal of attracting more discerning travelers to the Thai Kingdom.

In Phuket, Marriott currently operates nine hotels across seven brands, including Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Le Mridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Courtyard by Marriott, and The Luxury Collection.

The launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket will add to AWCs portfolio of hotels in Phuket which meet the needs of a diverse range of travelers, including the Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town, for those who love to explore the rich culture of the old town area, Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa Nai Yang Beach, a beachfront resort with a modern touch for family and friends, and Westin Phuket Resort and Spa, which will now be transformed into The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket, to capture the luxury and MICE demand of travelers across the globe, said Khun Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President, AWC.

AWC has indicated that it will work to ensure that The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket meets LEED and WELL green building standards that prioritize energy saving and circular economy on waste management.

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