Singapore-based COMO Hotels and Resorts is to develop and manage a new property on the Yamu peninsula of Phuket in Thailand.
Located in Phang Nga Bay on the northeast coast of Phuket, this property is the ninth member of COMO’s portfolio and is scheduled to open in September 2012.
The key partners in this project are property development company Campbell Kane, the KS Group and Hotel Properties Limited. COMO’s multi-year management role encompasses full branding, sales, marketing and operational responsibilities. COMO is also playing key roles in the concept, development and execution of design and cuisine.
Located at the very headland of Yamu peninsula, the new property will offer 129 rooms with panoramic views of the cape and the surrounding Andaman Sea. Guests will be able to use the resort as a base to explore the dramatic limestone islands and calm turquoise waters of Phang Nga Bay.
Just 20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the hotel will be an attractive proposition for Asia-based guests looking for a short break to rejuvenate as well as long-haul guests seeking a comprehensive escape from city life.
The new COMO resort will offer a 100-metre swimming pool, a COMO Shambhala Retreat with yoga studio, two restaurants and a private beach.
Founded by Christina Ong, COMO Hotels and Resorts’ portfolio includes The Halkin in London, two Metropolitan hotels in London and Bangkok, Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos, Cocoa Island in the Maldives, and two Uma experience resorts in Bali and Bhutan. It also manages, in partnership with its sister brand in wellness, the COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali.
“The addition of this Phuket property is aligned with COMO Hotels and Resorts’ expansion plans within the region, supporting our growth strategy to include key destinations within the COMO portfolio,” said Harry Apostolides, Vice President of Business Development, COMO Hotels and Resorts. “This new COMO resort will be our second Thai property, after the Metropolitan in Bangkok. These two properties will, in concert, showcase both the vibrancy and serenity of Thailand. Phuket is one of the top tourist destinations in the region, and we have focused on its east coast — an area of outstanding natural beauty and great biodiversity. The location perfectly frames the COMO experience of service and cuisine, complemented by a wellness focus delivered by our award-winning COMO Shambhala Retreat.”