InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management deal with U&N Hospitality Company Limited to operate a 222-room Holiday Inn Express in Krabi, Thailand along the popular tourist destination of Ao Nang Beach.
The hotel will be situated 30 minutes away from Krabi International Airport and a three minute walk away from the beach. The new addition to the brand will also be in close proximity to the existing Holiday Inn Resort Krabi Ao Nang Beach.
Commenting on the signing, Leanne Harwood, vice president, operations, South East Asia, IHG, said: “Thailand’s tourism industry is witnessing strong growth and we are seeing beach destinations such as Krabi gaining popularity amongst travellers seeking a relaxing retreat away from the hustle of the city. As Krabi International Airport becomes more accessible to key global cities and international direct flights to Krabi increase, we anticipate a surge in visitor arrivals over the next few years. It is a great time to be bringing the Holiday Inn Express brand into Krabi and we are delighted to be working with U&N Hospitality Company Limited to open the new Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach in a great location along the coastline of the beautiful Ao Nang Beach.”
Additionally, the hotel will be surrounded by a variety of local restaurants and bars, including seafood establishments offering guests a wide variety of dining options. Guests who wish to explore the span of Krabi’s sandy white beaches can venture to Noppharat Thara beach a few minutes north of Ao Nang which is famous for its peaceful waters, magnificent sunset views and quaint local eateries.