15 July, 2013
IHG's first hotel announced in Rayong, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, 15 July: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's largest hotel companies, and Felicity Asset Co. Ltd have signed an agreement to build Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre, the first IHG property in Rayong.
The 300-room property will be situated in the heart of Rayong's city centre adjacent to the Laemtong Shopping Mall. It is conveniently located close to ten of Thailand's major industrial parks including the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Park and Map Ta Phut Industrial Park.
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre will be the first international branded hotel in Rayong's city centre. The hotel offers a combination of 240 guest rooms and 60 suites tailored to guests staying for longer periods. Other facilities include an all day-dining restaurant, a rooftop signature restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, swimming pool, pool bar and fitness centre.
Pattamaporn Nokhong, Managing Director, Felicity Asset Co. Ltdsaid: "Rayong attracts a large number of business travellers due to its close proximity to some of Thailand's major industrial parks. The hotel, situated in the middle of the city centre, is a perfect location for those staying overnight or longer. The Holiday Inn brand, known for its comfort, convenience and value was definitely the right choice for this rapidly expanding city."
Rayong is considered as the industry hub of Thailand with strong infrastructure that provides plant and factory space to many global companies. The area has the highest GDP per capita in the Kingdom.
Clarence Tan, COO South East Asia and Resorts, IHGsaid: "Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre will be the first internationally branded hotel in Rayong's City Centre giving guests' piece of mind that they will have a consistent quality experience and the level of comfort which Holiday Inn is renowned for."
Holiday Inn & Suites Rayong City Centre is the first IHG hotel in Rayong. It joins the 16 existing IHG hotels in Thailand which includes 9 Holiday Inn properties.
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