Renaissance opens 1st Pattaya resort

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Guests wine & dine barefooted in the shallow pool.

Renaissance opens 1st Pattaya resort

Renaissance Hotels has made its debut in Pattaya with the Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa in Jomtien Beach.

Located in Sattahip’s Najomtien Sub-district, the hotel owned by The Ninesotel Co. opened Nov. 13. It is the 4th Marriott International Inc. Renaissance-branded property in Thailand.

“I am excited to introduce the first Renaissance branded property in Pattaya,” said General Manager Saurabh Kukreja. “The new resort offers the ultimate retreat for guests looking for unexpected and local experiences; all within a stone’s throw from the excitement and energy that Pattaya has to offer.”

The 257-room resort showcases vibrant interiors designed by Thailand’s P49 Design & Associates Co. with four room categories available, including chic pool villas and spacious family suites. Recreational facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a children’s pool, kids club, a 24-hour fitness center, and luxury spa.

With spaces that can accommodate meetings and events for up to 500 people, Renaissance Pattaya also is positioned as a premier destination for meetings and incentives. The hotel’s R.E.N. Meetings service will offer groups a “non-traditional experience” rooted in “creative sensory meeting design” and curated local excursions and networking events.

“For today’s business travelers, it is unexpected experiences that create social currency and interesting cocktail conversation,” said Mike Fulkerson, vice president of brand and marketing for Marriott International Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to provide spontaneous discoverers with exciting opportunities for new, interesting and shareable experiences throughout their stay.”

Food also plays a prominent role in the resort’s business plan.

Guests can choose from all-day dining at 609 Kitchen, or fine cuts served alongside hand-crafted beverages at Pebbles Bar and Grill. Evenings at Renaissance, the bar’s signature program at R-Bar, introduces a new guest experience, as each day a different handcrafted cocktail will showcase local tropical ingredients from lemongrass mojitos to cocoa martinis.

Overall, the hotel’s design takes its cues from Pattaya’s legacy as a small fishing village and builds on top of that a sleek modern resort experience.

Sophisticated use of wood, veneer and metal finishes in organic earthy tones, accented by marine shades of cobalt and gentian blue, brings the feeling of Najomtien Beach to each space. The use of local Thai silk, cotton, chenille and jute adds a layer of local texture and complements the overall design scheme.

“Nowadays, apart from doing business, tourists who are businesspeople expect to get different experiences while enjoying cocktails. We are excited to create new and interesting things for our guests for all the time during their stay,” Fulkerson said.

For its grand opening, Renaissance Pattaya is starting rates at 4,200 baht a night plus taxes for a deluxe room. For more information and reservations, call 038-259-099 or visit


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