In line with its strategy to expand its presence in Asia, Mövenpick has signed a management agreement with Kingdom Hotel Investments for an exclusive 5-star resort on Karon Beach in Phuket.The existing 383 room- and apartment-property is known as the Crowne Plaza Karon Beach and will be re-branded as the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket as of 19 June 2006.
The resort celebrated its opening in 1984 as the Karon Villa Resort. Following significant refurbishment it was re-opened in August 2005. It is situated in a prime location on the west coast of Phuket, one of Thailand’s most popular beach resort destinations and bordered by tropical Karon Beach, known for its fine white sand and translucent turquoise water. Phuket downtown is only 15 km away and the international airport can be reached in a 40 minutes drive.
The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket showcases 186 elegant, secluded villas, all equipped with sundecks, outdoor rainforest showers and sunken plunge pools. 166 deluxe sea-view guest rooms and suites feature international upscale amenities and 30 apartments are offered leasehold and managed by the hotel. The spacious rooms reflect elements and traditions of Thai décor and design influences.
Designed to satisfy even the most discerning guests the hotel serves a wide range of culinary specialities, serving both international and typical Thai dishes. “Pacifica” is an all day dining restaurant serving breakfast buffets, à la carte lunches and theme dinners. “Kinnaree” is the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, set on a three-level terrace overlooking the pool as well as tropical gardens and “Wildfire” at the beachfront, a melting pot of Western and Asian specialities, offers a range of exciting dining entertainment. Two lounge bars round off the wide culinary choice.
The state-of-the-art conference and banquet spaces for up to 800 persons, some of the largest facilities in Phuket, include a spacious ballroom in addition to seven meeting rooms and a boardroom alongside a fully equipped business centre.
To unwind guests can enjoy the award-winning Spa, which offers a mix of contemporary Oriental and Western therapies. The Spa features seven serene and charming villas with outdoor, oversized bathing pools as well as suites designed for couple treatments. When travelling as a family, guests will be pleased to find dedicated facilities: “The Zone”, Phuket’s largest club for youngsters and teens, provides fully supervised indoor and outdoor entertainment, including an Internet- and play-station-room, two DVD-lounges, a reading room, a milkshake bar, table tennis, billiards, sporting events as well as arts and crafts activities.