IHG Hotels & Resorts this week confirmed the signing of Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya in partnership with Destination Group, a hospitality and restaurant company in Thailand.

Together with the recently signed Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Surin Beach and Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Karon Beach, the agreement is the third collaboration for a conversion property in the country between the two partners.

Located just 10 minutes from central Pattaya and 200 metres from Pratumnak beach, Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya will open in late 2024 following its transformation from the former Mountain Beach Resort.

The hotel will offer 318 rooms and suites, three restaurants with contemporary culinary concepts and the brand’s signature KidSuite and Kids Stay & Eat Free programme, making it an ideal destination for families, meetings, groups and bleisure travellers.

The signing is the latest milestone in IHG’s strategic growth in Thailand, where it has 34 open hotels and a 37-strong pipeline and aims to double the size of its estate within the next five years.

Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya will be an hour’s drive from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International airport and 30 minutes from U-Tapao International airport.

“Pattaya is a fantastic destination where IHG is already a market leader thanks to wonderful properties including InterContinental Pattaya, Holiday Inn Pattaya, Holiday Inn Express Pattaya Central and the upcoming Kimpton Pattaya. It’s a pleasure to collaborate with Destination Group, a leading hotel group in Thailand, on this project, through which we’re continuing our growth across the country,” commented Saowarin Chanprakaisi, Senior Director, Development, Southeast Asia and Korea, IHG.

Gary Murray, Founder & CEO of Destination Group said: “Holiday Inn Resort Pattaya is going to be a wonderful stay destination for all visitors. Its location on Pratumnak Beach makes it perfect for families and groups, while bleisure and business travellers will be able to take advantage of its close proximity to Pattaya Exhibition and Convention Centre, one of the largest MICE venue in the city.”

The Holiday Inn brand continues to grow and has 1,192 open hotels, with 231 in the pipeline, representing about 20 per cent of current IHG estate.