The signing of the BEST WESTERN Royal Hotel in Buriram, 395km east of Bangkok, not only expands the company’s large portfolio in Thailand, but also extends its reach into a key part of the ASEAN region - and at a crucial time. Glenn de Souza, BWI’s Vice President International Operations – Asia & the Middle East, explained:
“With the onset of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, eastern Thailand sits at the crossroads of one of the world’s biggest growth zones,” said Mr. de Souza.
“Located close to the border with Cambodia and on the key route between Bangkok, Laos and Vietnam, Buriram is at the heart of ASEAN. The relaxing of visa policies, along with the development of the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks, means both business and leisure travelers will soon be able to travel across the ASEAN region faster, and in greater numbers.
“With our hotels in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, as well as our recently-announced properties in Myanmar, BWI is delighted to be able to offer international-standard accommodation to travelers across the region,” Mr. de Souza added.
The Best Western Royal Hotel in Buriram will offer 81 contemporary rooms and suites, all featuring modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi and TVs with international satellite channels. The hotel will also feature a restaurant serving both Asian and international cuisine, an internet corner and an outdoor swimming pool.
In short, the new hotel is ideal for all types of visitor. For business travelers, the hotel’s excellent location, international amenities and high level of connectivity make it the perfect option. For leisure travelers, Buriram is the gateway to a wealth of incredible attractions, including the stunning Angkor-style temples of Phanom Rung Historical Park.
The BEST WESTERN Royal Hotel will become BWI’s 17th hotel in Thailand when it opens later this year, while Buriram will become its ninth destination in the Kingdom. BWI is also present in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Pattaya, Phuket, Khao Lak, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and Krabi.