The 298-room Rixos Premium Khao Lak will open on December 16, becoming the Rixos Group’s first hotel in Asia as it expands outside its Turkish and European base for the first time.
The Khao Lak resort follows the company’s eight other properties in Europe and Turkey by in offering “All Inclusive” packages concept, in which guests receive meals and other food and beverage options as part of the in-room package.
The “Premium” brand is only given to the group’s upmarket properties.
Rixos Premium Khao Lak is located on a 300-metre stretch of private beach overlooking the Andaman Sea, less than 90 minutes from Phuket International Airport.
The resort features three Executive Suites, 16 Duplex Suites, 20 Junior Suites, 149 Deluxe Rooms and 110 Lagoon and Pool Access Rooms, four restaurants – serving international, Thai, Japanese and Mediterranean dishes, evening entertainment, special facilities in The Rixy Club for children and a spa with 15 private treatment villas.
Inside the resort’s 80,000sqm tropical garden is Southeast Asia’s largest lagoon-style swimming pool at 16,000 square metres. Recreation facilities offer beach volleyball, water polo, sailing, wind surfing, snorkelling, diving, paddleboats, canoeing, rafting, hiking and elephant trekking.
Rixos Premium Khao Lak provides three conference rooms and three meeting rooms, which can be joined into a 280-guest, theatre-style Grand Ballroom.
Rixos Hotels Group will also launch an Ottoman-themed 410-rooms hotel and 38 private villas in the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai in 2009, targeting a total of 14 properties worldwide by 2010.
The Ottoman Palace by Rixos boasts 410 luxury rooms, 16 food and beverage outlets and the biggest Turkish spa in the region (8,500 square metres). It will also offer world-class entertainment and venue for concerts and events.