Swiss˘tel Plants Its First Asian Resort on the Island of Phuket
Swiss˘tels are elusive properties. It's hard to believe that though the chain has a slew of hotels around Europe, they have only one in the US (the Swiss˘tel Chicago) and, now, only one resort in Asia: the newly debuted Swiss˘tel Resort Phuket, Thailand.
Although it's not a new buildit used to be the Courtyard by Marriott at Kamala Beachthis Swiss˘tel is sticking to the business formula, positioning itself as a resort for businesspeople who need a getaway. Of course it helps that the resort is only 30 minutes south of Phuket International Airport and has a conference center for 150.
In typical tropical resort fashion, it boasts a lagoon-style pool and an "adventure club" for keeping the kids busy while you either suntan or take a meeting (hopefully poolside). It's in the Kamala Bay area, so watersports are available. Just keep in mind that the resort is all suites180 of themeach with a separate living area and balcony.
The official transition happens on April 1 so until next week we won't know opening nightly rates. Stay tuned here until Phuket pops up in the mix.