InterContinental Yao Yai Resort all set to function by 2020

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has recently announced a signing agreement with Soraya Development Company Limited (SDCL) to develop a luxury resort in Phang Nga Bay – the InterContinental Yao Yai Resort – set to open in 2020.

The InterContinental Yao Yai Resort will rise on the bay’s largest island to become IHG’s 25th hotel across five brands in Thailand.

The 170- key resort will be situated about half an hour from Phuket and Krabi airport, as well as the Phuket and Krabi private piers.

Rajit Sukumaran, chief development officer, Asia Middle East Africa, IHG commented: “Together with our trusted partner, Soraya Development Company Limited, we are delighted to bring our world-class InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand to Koh Yao Yai. We are expanding our luxury footprint to give affluent travellers a new destination to explore and unwind.

“As one of Thailand’s most popular areas, Phang Nga Bay attracts over five million visitors annually and this number is expected to rise substantially, thanks to continuous infrastructural development.” He added.

Along with three restaurants and bar outlets, a gym, pool, spa and resort centre, the hotel features the Water Facilities Centre, high-end transfer to and from the hotel, as well as meeting facilities and wedding arrangements. Special occasions can also be arranged at the private sandbank during low tide periods.

Khun Sornkom Kitprasan, president, Soraya Development Company Limited said, “With our success in bringing two IHG hotels to Thailand, we are excited to work with IHG once again to bring luxury travel experiences to the up-and-coming Koh Yao Yai at Phang Nga Bay.”