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Marriott International signs agreement with Asset World Corporation to bring the Ritz-Carlton to Phuket

The existing Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket will be The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket .

The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket is slated to debut on Thailand’s island paradise in 2025.

PHUKET, THAILAND – Marriott International, Inc., announced plans to introduce The Ritz-Carlton, its iconic luxury brand, to Phuket, Thailand following the signing of an agreement with Asset World Corporation (AWC). The agreement stipulates plans for the strategic renovation and rebranding of the existing Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket. Expected to open in 2025, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket anticipates setting a new benchmark for luxury hospitality on the island.

With its serene and secluded location on the unspoiled east coast of the island overlooking the Andaman Sea, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket expects to offer guests a spectacular scenery and uninterrupted ocean views. The hotel is a short distance from Phuket’s old town, with its vibrant markets, shophouse restaurants and elegant Sino-Portuguese architecture.

“We are pleased to strengthen our long-term collaboration with Asset World Corporation to rebrand and reposition an existing Marriott International property with today’s 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 Government’s goal of attracting more discerning travelers to the Thai Kingdom.”

The resort is expected to undergo an extensive rebranding, ensuring that it reflects the contemporary design and thoughtful amenities that The Ritz-Carlton is known for is known for. Upon opening, The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket anticipates offering 182 stylish guestrooms, suites, and private villas, ranging from a spacious 50 square meters to an expansive 196 square meters. 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, or cool off in three swimming pools. 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 square meters of indoor space, plus a 168-square meter pre-function area and elegant alfresco spaces – ideal for out-of-town events and one-of-a-kind weddings.

“AWC has great confidence in Thailand’s tourism industry, and by partnering with Marriott International to bring the legend luxury brand of the world, The Ritz-Carlton, here will not only strengthen Phuket as a world-class tourism destination but also continue the development of Thailand as a global sustainable tourism leader. AWC has a firm commitment to create top positioning destination with a focus on sustainability, ensuring that we create true value for the environment, surrounding communities and the country toward holistic sustainability and long-term stable growth. We aim to develop The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket as the LEED and WELL green building standards that prioritize energy saving and circular economy on waste management, to elevate Thailand becoming a global sustainability destination. The Ritz-Carlton Phuket will be located close to Phuket’s old town, immersing guests in the area’s rich culture, while it will also be a short distance to the harbor from where they can travel to Thailand’s most popular seaside destination.

“The launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket will add to AWC’s 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 Ms. Wallapa Traisorat, Chief Executive Officer and President, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC.

Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is a tropical paradise with a wealth of attractions, from white sandy beaches and crystal-clear seas to world-class leisure facilities, rich cultural heritage and much more.

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

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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