Bangkok, 22 September, 2015 – The soon-to-open luxury beachfront resort The Nai Harn in Phuket has been accepted by pioneering hospitality consortium Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) to join its exclusive collection of hotels and resorts around the world.
Due to open in January 2016, the resort is the only hotel in Phuket, Asia’s thriving resort island destination, to have been accepted to become a member of what is recognised as the most prestigious collection of hotels in the world.
“We are absolutely delighted,” said The Nai Harn General Manager Frank Grassmann. “It is a great honour to belong to LHW and rub shoulders with the best of the best in the industry as we seek to set new levels of luxurious and unique experiences in Phuket.
“It is a perfect fit for us as the hotels in their collection truly and genuinely embrace their destinations and this is at the absolute root of our philosophy,” he said.
Located on beautiful Nai Harn beach near the southern tip of the island, The Nai Harn will offer 130 luxurious guest rooms and suites with panoramic views over the Andaman Sea, a bespoke luxury spa and a stunning new pool and food and beverage spaces.
The resort will provide authentic destination experiences, extraordinary culinary happenings and expertly curated connections to the best of island life and southern Thai culture.
Originally launched in 1986 and most recently named the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, The Nai Harn has undergone an extensive remodeling programme to restore the legendary resort to the pinnacle of the luxury resort hospitality.
High profile guests over the years have included Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Henrik of Denmark, former French president Jacques Chirac, the late actor Sir Peter Ustinov, dance legend Rudoph Nureyev, US actor Forest Whittaker and Roger Moore, who once fought Dr No on his famously eponymous James Bond Island off the coast of Phang Nga, a short speedboat hop away.
Representing more than 400 elite hotels and resorts in 80 countries worldwide, LHW is the recognised standard bearer for luxury hospitality experiences and membership of its distinguished network will provide The Nai Harn with access to its global sales offices and the high end, discerning travellers who are loyal to the LHW brand.
Leading Hotels of the World Vice President, Membership, Ms Deniz Omurgonulsen said: “We offer a collection of hotels around the world that are defined by luxury but also by an ability to offer a guest experience that is remarkable, unusual and compelling”.
“With this commitment we feel that The Nai Harn fits perfectly and we are delighted to welcome them to the LHW family and look forward to promoting them to discerning travellers across the globe.”