Park Plaza hotels, part of Minneapolis-based Carlson Hotels Worldwide, has announced plans to open the Park Plaza Resort Nakha Island, just off the East Coast of Phuket, Thailand.The resort, due to open in early 2004, is the brand`s first hotel
“The addition of the Park Plaza Resort Nakha Island-Phuket is an important landmark in terms of expansion within the Asia-Pacific region,” said Jetse Pottinga, executive vice president for Park Hospitality, parent organisation of Park Plaza Hotels. “The resort will also be a benchmark for Park Plaza in terms of resort accommodation, an area that we are planning to expand throughout Asia”.
This exclusive development will consist of 99 newly built deluxe guestrooms housed in authentic Thai-style villas. The focus of the resort will be to provide guests with an unencumbered sense of tranquility and serenity in an idyllic tropical village setting. Facilities will include a Wellness Centre and Health Spa presenting a variety of holistic therapies and indulgences to treat both body and soul.
Park Plaza Resort Nakha Island-Phuket is designed around a traditional Thai village theme with walkways along shaded elevated wooden decking, linking the resort`s facilities. The reception pavilion will have open sea views and an outlook over the expansive infinity-edge swimming pool, to the magnificent limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay.
The resort`s restaurant choices will also follow the wellbeing and healthy lifestyle concept, without restricting the dining experience, and the use of the abundant local seafood, fresh produce, and local Thai cuisine influences will further enhance the experience.
Nestled on a gently sloping hillside of Nakha Island, the resort is fronted by a white sand beach. Leisure activities will be plentiful and include traditional water sports, as well as a serene relaxation centre offering discreet meditation areas and relaxing reading rooms for quiet moments in a private tropical oasis. The resort is accessed via a short drive from Phuket International Airport and a transfer by boat from either Boat Lagoon or Po Bay to the resort`s private jetty.
Park Hospitality is part of Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, a global leader in hospitality services, encompassing more than 1,635 hotel, resort, restaurant and cruise ship operations in 82 countries. In addition to Park Plaza, specific brands include: Regent International Hotels; Radisson Hotels & Resorts; Country Inns & Suites By Carlson; Park Inn hotels, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises; T.G.I. Friday`s; Pick Up Stix; and Provisions, a worldwide procurement company.
Park Hospitality works closely with global partners to build the brand internationally. Park Plaza Hotels Europe owns and operates Park Plaza hotels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Park Plaza Asia Pacific is the exclusive master franchisor of Park Plaza hotels in 35 South Pacific and Southeast Asian countries. Sarovar Park Plaza Hotels operates the extensive network of Park Plaza hotels and resorts across India. AFM Hospitality Corporation is the master franchisor for Park Plaza across Canada.