Puravarna CEO in Phuket Prison Awaiting Trial

Puravarna CEO in Phuket Prison Awaiting Trial By Chutima Sidasathian ALLEGED Phuket property swindler Steven James Granville has been transferred from Bangkok to Phuket Prison to await trial over the failed Puravarna brand. Mr Granville, 44, the executive officer of a Phuket-based property development firm, Puravarna Resorts Co, denies accusations of fraud involving more than […]

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Loxley-Samart team win bid for TOT's nationwide 3G rollout

Loxley, teamed with Samart Corp, won bid for Thailand’s state-owned phone operator TOT Plc’s nationwide 3G rollout with Bt16.29 billion for a contract to be signed in February. TOT on Friday morning opened a 17.4 billion baht third-generation wireless-spectrum auction online (E-auction) for procurement to expand Thailand’s 3G network. The auction took place for only […]

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Loxley-Samart team win bid for TOT’s nationwide 3G rollout

Loxley, teamed with Samart Corp, won bid for Thailand’s state-owned phone operator TOT Plc’s nationwide 3G rollout with Bt16.29 billion for a contract to be signed in February. TOT on Friday morning opened a 17.4 billion baht third-generation wireless-spectrum auction online (E-auction) for procurement to expand Thailand’s 3G network. The auction took place for only […]

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Chevron Exec: Speeding Up Thailand Platong II Gas Project

Chevron hopes to advance the startup of a $3.1 billion natural-gas project in the Gulf of Thailand to this year, in the latest step by the U.S. major to cash in on booming Asian demand for cleaner-burning fuels. The acceleration of the timetable for the Platong II project from 2012 reflects rising Thai consumption of […]

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SRT extends contract of Airport Link’s operator for 3 months

The board of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has endorsed a three-month extension of the contract granted to Deutsche Bahn International (DBI), the operator of the Airport Rail Link. Permanent Secretary for Transport Supoj Saplom announced the progress in the selection of a new company to oversee the management of the Suvarnabhumi Airport Rail […]

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Accor enjoys a bumper year for expansion in Asia Pacific

A record number of hotels committed with over 70 new contracts signed for key markets in the region during 2010 Accor, the world’s largest operator of hotels, announced today the company signed over 70 new development contracts in Asia Pacific during 2010, which will add over 16,000 hotel rooms to the network.  This record number […]

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Central Retail launching Bt10 bn complex on old UK embassy site

To cash in on the fast rebound of the local retail market, Central Retail Corporation (CRC), Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate, will next month hold the official launch of its first premium Bt10 billion multipurpose complex, on the prime plot of land previously occupied by the British Embassy. Named Central Embassy, the complex is aimed at […]

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Onyx Opens Thailand’s Amari Residences Sukhumvit

Thailand’s Onyx Hospitality Group has opened the Amari Residences Sukhumvit. Located on Sukhumvit Soi 2/4, Amari Residences Sukhumvit is just steps away from one of Asia’s most exciting and vibrant shopping districts, Bangkok’s Sukhumvit Road. The 10-storey property features 144 tasteful and modern serviced apartments (studios, one- and two-bedroom suites) each with city views of […]

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