Millennium expands in Asia Pacific

6th Sep 2007

The five-star Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel, which will open in Thailand this October, marks yet another milestone in Millennium & Copthorne Hotels (M&C) plc’s branding commitment to expand the Millennium brand name in the Asia-Pacific region.
Located in one of Bangkok city’s prime central areas on Asoke Road (Sukhumvit Soi 21), the hotel is within easy access to the business district, financial institutions and some of the city’s best entertainment spots. This latest addition to M&C’s portfolio is situated adjacent to the subway and skytrain stations near the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. With its central location, the hotel is a 30-minute drive away from Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
“Thailand has always been such a draw for tourists from all over the world. The presence of Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok in a key destination like Thailand will reinforce the Millennium brand as a provider of elegant and luxury accommodation,” said Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of the Hong Leong Group Singapore and Chairman of M&C Hotels plc.
The Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel is managed by M&C Hotels and owned by Thailand-based Fena Estate Company Limited. A joint-venture between Srichawla Family (FICO Group) and City Hotels Pte Ltd (a wholly-owned subsidiary of M&C Hotels), each company owns a 50% interest in the joint-venture.
“This highly-anticipated five-star hotel will complement the unique offerings of our other five-star Thai property - the Millennium Resort Patong in Phuket which is part of the giant Phuket Jungceylon Project. This resort is also slated to open in October,” said Mr Michael Sengol, Chief Operating Officer of M&C Hotels plc. “With the anticipated increase in visitor arrivals to Thailand, we look forward to maximising the potential of these unique properties.”

Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok features a sail-like glass façade with an atrium and concept floors. Designed for business and leisure travellers, its 325 “salient” rooms and suites are spacious and tastefully decorated with contemporary Thai-inspired design. The guestroom component comprises 102 superior rooms, 153 superior plus rooms, 55 executive club rooms, 14 standard suites and 1 spacious Presidential Suite. These rooms will be furnished with long bath and separate shower, electronic safe, LCD satellite TV, and Internet access.

The discerning business traveller will also get to appreciate the hotel’s unique blend of cutting-edge technology, stylish meeting spaces and genuinely warm service. “Proximity” key card access to the rooms, Wi-Fi Internet and an in-room media hub are available to meet with today’s lifestyle demands.
The hotel’s meeting and banquet facilities total over 1,300 square metres in size. Its main ballroom will feature an impressive size of 500 square metres and is estimated to host up to 500 people theatre-style or 350 people in a banquet-style set-up. It will feature full-length ceiling to floor windows that will maximise the use of natural light.
The hotel will have six restaurants and bars that offer authentic Japanese, Italian, Spanish Tapas, Indian, Cantonese and Thai specialities. Other facilities include a business centre, swimming pool, lifestyle spa (The Antidote) and fitness centre, a golf-putting “green” and a multi-storey car park.


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