Courtyard by Marriott hotel brand has expanded its presence in Thailand with the opening of a new property on the island of Phuket.

The hotel can be accessed easily from other regional and international tourist destinations. It takes around 40 minutes by car from Phuket International Airport to reach the hotel.

Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town has also gained certification under the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration Plus (SHA+) programme.

This implies that at least 70% of its staff are Covid-19 fully vaccinated.

Featuring 248 rooms, Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town has two 140m2 Presidential Suites, each equipped with flat-screen televisions, working desk, high-speed internet and a separate living area.

Dining venues at the hotel includes Krua Talad Yai, an all-day dining restaurant serving authentic southern Thai cuisine and other famous international dishes, The Talung Lounge catering coffee and freshly baked cakes, and Kolae Pool Bar.

The hotel also boasts a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and event and meeting facilities including a 660m2 pillarless Grand Ballroom.

Marriott International Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar area vice-president Jakob Helgen said: “We are excited to bring the Courtyard by Marriott brand to Thailand’s most famous resort destination with the opening of Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town.

“The opening of Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town marks Marriott International’s 46th property in Thailand and further compliments our commitment to growth in the region, bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travellers to this popular leisure destination.”

Courtyard by Marriott has more than 1,200 locations in 60 countries and territories.

In March this year, Courtyard by Marriott opened a new nine-storey 137-room property in Fort Lauderdale Downtown, Florida, US.