Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide is expanding the presence of its Sheraton brand with the signing of the Sheraton Samui Resort in Thailand.
The agreement with TCC Hotels Group marks the conversion of the existing 141-room Imperial Samui Beach Resort to a Sheraton branded property, which is expected to be complete by the end of this year. This will be the seventh property managed by Starwood under the ownership of TCC Hotels Group.
The resort will feauture the brand’s signature Shine Spa for Sheraton and will also include a well-equipped gym with the brand’s health and fitness programme, Sheraton Fitness by Core Performance.
In addition, the brand’s all-day dining concept Kids’ Club and Feast, will be featured alongside various dining venues including the beach and pool bars, Sky Light Lounge and Tara Restaurant.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam; and Japan, Korea and Guam regional vice president and operations and global initiatives senior vice president Lothar Pehl said: "We are pleased to be able to continue the partnership and further strengthen our relationship with TCC Hotels Group, one of the leading developers in Thailand, on this conversion in Koh Samui, a popular resort destination."
The other six properties managed by the same partnership in Asia Pacific include the Le Meridien Angkor, Le Meridien Bangkok, Le Meridien Chiang Mai, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui and The Westin Kuala Lumpur, alongside Plaza Athenee, a Royal Meridien Hotel that recently re-committed to an extension under Starwood’s management.
Sheraton Samui Resort is the newest addition to Starwood’s portfolio of 23 properties in Thailand under eight of its brands.