Renaissance pegs opener at THB4,200


BANGKOK, 14 November 2017: Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, announced the opening of the Renaissance Pattaya Resort & Spa, Monday, quoting a welcome rate of THB4,200.

The property, located on Jomtien beach, is owned by Ninesotel Co Ltd and marks the brand’s fourth managed hotel in Thailand.

Jomtien is positioned as the quieter beach district when compared with main-bay Pattaya famed for its seedy nightlife scene.

Decades back Jomtien was a location for local fishing communities but its long stretch of sand was soon taken over by residential condominiums and a smattering of hotels that attracted Bangkok residents and families.

The 257-room Renaissance Pattaya enters a highly competitive market that has seen very little improvement of the average daily rate due to the oversupply of hotels in the three to five-star categories.

However, the property opens at a time when more airlines are flying to nearby U-Tapao airport, 25 km south of the bay and with that development more Chinese visitors are making Pattaya their first stop on package holidays.

The hotel opens with four room categories, including some pool villas and family suites. Recreational facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a kid’s pool, kid’s club, a 24-hour fitness centre and a spa.

The task of introducing the first Renaissance branded property in Pattaya falls to general manager Saurabh Kukreja who said in his introduction to the hotel: “I look forward to creating a beyond-the-ordinary experience for our guests.”

Like most five-star properties it will count on its meeting facilities capable of accommodating up to 500 people to capture corporate and incentives mainly sourced in Bangkok.

The opening welcome rate has been set at THB4,200 before tax and service for a deluxe room, which means that Agoda’s best offer, posted Monday, (63% off) is a slightly better welcome at THB3,825  (THB4,502 when tax and service are added).

As we all have to pay service and tax, an international brand should state the rate we will actually pay or show both.