KRABI, THAILAND, 1st November 2012 – Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts announces its first presence on the beautiful coastline of Krabi, Thailand with the conversion of Sala Talay Resort and Spa to Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach. This conversion will take place on
1st November 2012. The 55-guestroom resort is the most recent addition to the Holiday Inn brand and is designed to cater for travellers seeking a idyllic getaway, whether they are honeymooners desiring a romantic retreat, families seeking a trip away with the kids, or friends wishing to catch up and relive the good times.
“We are pleased to announce the initial phase of the opening of our first Holiday Inn property in this beautiful region of Krabi.” says Steve Ng, the General Manager of the property. “We hope that all our guests will be able to enjoy a true home away from home experience when they stay with us.”
Uniquely, the resort is situated right alongside the stunning Ao Nang beachfront and is designed in a contemporary yet environmentally sensitive style that naturally blends itself perfectly within the area’s beautiful environment. The resort offers guests a full range of services and facilities, including an outdoor free-form swimming pool, a resort fitness centre, Kid’s Club and a well-stocked book and DVD library in the Resort Centre. Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach also offers a range of holistic Thai massages and treatments at the resort Spa. Delicious cuisine spanning the Asian continent can also be savoured at the InAsia dining venue, which enjoys panoramic views of the idyllic surrounds of Ao Nang Beach.
Presently the resort features a choice of four spacious room types, ranging between 45sqm and 95sqm. The 19 Deluxe Rooms offer all the Holiday Inn standard amenities and 45sqm of free living space and balcony views, while the 21 Pool Access Rooms offer ground floor living accommodation and 45sqm of spacious comfort. The 13 65sqm Grand Deluxe Suites will ensure total privacy and relaxation, and the 2 Penthouse Suites have 95sm of space and great views over the hotel grounds. In-room features include crisp bedding with a choice of soft and firm pillows, a large walk-in rain shower, bath tubs in all rooms, free wireless internet,
a spacious balcony/terrace with pool views or scenic views over Ao Nang and much more.
“We take pride in being able to offer the latest range of creature comforts to all of our guests,” says Steve. “From the crisp, comfortable bed sheets and pillows on our beds to our free
in-room Wi-Fi and iPod dock facilities, we will ensure every visitor has an unparalleled experience at our resort.”
Enjoying a premier location, the resort is a short 30-minute drive from Krabi International Airport and within a brief 10-minute walk from the famous entertainment and shopping areas of Ao Nang, yet still offers an ideal sense of serenity and seclusion. Sightseeing options are never too far away, with island hopping trips to the famousRailayBeachand the beautiful Phi Phi, Hong and Lanta islands along with visits to the Emerald Pool, the hot spring waterfalls and the jungles of Krabi all easily arranged from the resort tour desk. Adrenaline junkies will also be able to enjoy rock climbing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking and a whole range of other water and land based activities.
In the next 12 months, the resort is planning to undergo a significant expansion. “Initially we will have 55 rooms and suites for our guests from the 1st November this year, but we plan by October 2013 to announce the complete opening of our 188-room property to the public.” Steve Ng confirms. The new wing of the property will house theHoliday Inn KidSuites,® which will offer private areas for both parents and children, each with separate sleeping berths. The kids’ section of the suite comes with a bunk bed and a play corner that includes a flat screen TV, a DVD player and a game console, thus helping to further enhance Holiday Inn’s family friendly image.
In the meantime, for families with younger children, the Kid’s Club will also ensure an array of fun and energetic activities where the kids can enjoy themselves under the watchful eyes of fully trained child-minders. Three resort swimming pools also surround the new wing area, one of which comes complete with a large water slide.
Furthermore, the brand’s signature Kids Stay and Eat Free feature allows up to two children under 18 years old to stay free when sharing a room with up to two adults. Children 12 and under also enjoy a complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner from the children’s menu when accompanied by an adult who orders at least one main course.
“We think our Kids Stay and Eat Free programme helps to make family vacations at our resorts truly enjoyable and affordable, helping to ensure a perfect getaway for all the family,” says Steve.
Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts participate in IHG’s loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards, the industry’s first and largest loyalty programme with 68 million members. Priority Club Rewards membership is free and guests can enrol by logging on at priorityclub.com or by inquiring at the front desk of the hotel.
For more information and reservations at Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach,
visit www.holidayinnresorts.com/krabi or call +66 75 810 888.