W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced that its W Hotels brand will debut its third hotel in Thailand.
Scheduled to open in January 2018, the 3rd Luxury Retreat hotel; W Retreat Phuket - Phang Nga Bay is owned by Dr. Wutthisak Limphanit, Thailand’s renowned medical doctor and skincare entrepreneur.
“We are very excited to bring the iconic W brand to Phang Nga Bay in Southern Thailand as we continue to grow our resorts portfolio in the country,” said Stephen Ho, President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “As proven by the success of W Bangkok and W Retreat Koh Samui, W Retreat Phuket - Phang Nga Bay will further leverage Thailand’s exemplary service in hospitality with the W brand’s cutting-edge design and whatever/whenever philosophy to provide a new style of modern luxury in the local hotel scene.”
W Retreat Phuket will be located on Koh Yao Noi, one of the largest islands in the Phang Nga Bay archipelago between the eastern coast of Phuket and western coast of Krabi on the mainland. The W Retreat will provide an integrated lifestyle experience with 79 standalone villas, starting from 155 square meters in space. All villas will feature private outdoor areas and plunge pools as well as superlative views of the limestone cliffs that dot Phang Nga Bay.
W Retreat Phuket - Phang Nga Bay will also offer a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant and bar. It will feature 120 square metres of modern meeting and event space; FIT, a well-equipped workout facility and swimming pool; and a contemporary spa with six treatment rooms. The W Retreat will be accessible from both Phuket International Airport (HKT) and Krabi Airport (KBV), with a fleet of high speed sea vessels, a private jetty and helicopter landing pad for ease of guests transfers.