Hua Hin hotel changes owner
BANGKOK, 3 July 2012: Minor Hotel Group’s bid to extend the lease on the Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa property failed after the land owner accepted an offer from beer tycoon, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, according to a report in Thanonline last week.
The online Thai language business newspaper said the hotel closed 16 June after TCC Land Company Limited acquired the property.
The hotel will undergo renovations, but no details were given on the branding of the property, although Thanonline conjectured it would be managed by an international chain.
The 219 room Hua Hin Marriott Resort and Spa is located on Phetkasem Road, Hua Hin Beach in Prachuap Khiri Khan. It has been open for 27 years, as the Royal Garden Resort and later as the Hua Hin Marriot Resort and Spa. Royal Garden Resort Company’s owner, William Heinecke, developed the property and placed it under the Minor Group that subsequently managed his extensive hotel acquisitions.
Minor Hotel Group continues to operate Anantara Hua Hin Resort and Spa.
Thanonline quoted Minor Hotel Group chief executive officer, Dillip Rajakarier as saying it was sad to lose hotel as its one of the group’s most successful properties. Alternative employment was offered to 180 staff once the lease ended.
Regionally, Minor Group will focus on the Indian Ocean Australia and the Middle East.