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Hotel Opening Rates: Being Roger Moore in Thailand

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  Site Where: 55 Moo 5 Tambol Koh Yao Noi Amphur Koh Yao, Phang Nga, Thailand
September 21, 2007 at 11:10 AM | by | ()

Back in 1974 James Bond's The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed on Koh Yao Noi, an island in Phang Nga Bay off of Phuket. Fast forward thirty three years and Six Senses is set to open the fourth Evason boutique-branded Hideaway on that same island.

Evason Hideaway Six Senses Yao Noi, which opens in October, will include 54 pool villas with bay views. All villas have open-style bathrooms,infinity-edged pools with sundecks, and plenty of seclusion. Local building techniques have been adopted, using natural, environmentally controlled, materials to make sure the greenies stay happy. Furthermore, each villa is attended by a butler, and get this, for an additional cost a Bond like helicopter transfer is available from nearby Krabi airport.

Traveling time from the airport from Phuket is around forty five minutes to one hour by motor boat, or 15 minutes by helicopter service.

The resort is running an opening rate special in October. We were able to find villas for under $450.00 a night available throughout mid-October. However, by mid-Novemember these same "pool villas" were well over $800 a night. So the window for this particular hotel opening rate closes fast.

Since this resort will have that new resort smell for the better part of the fall, it will be virtually free of web reviews for the first month or so. Which means you have a chance to check in without preconceptions--imagine that.


Sofitel Magic Lagoon Khao Lak decimated by tsunami

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  Site Where: 41 / 12 Moo 3 Khuk Khak, Phang Nga, Thailand
December 29, 2004 at 12:14 PM | by | ()

The true devastation of the tsunami is still revealing itself.

The Scotsman is reporting that the Accor Sofitel Magic Lagoon Resort was completely leveled.  250 hotel guests are still missing, plus an undetermined amount of staff members.

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