In the period from 2020 to 2022, dozens of new hotels opened in Bangkok, Phuket, Koh Samui. The Russians are now actively testing new items, and tour operators offer tours in them, as well as … free tours for real estate. We have prepared an overview of the most popular luxury hotel novelties.
RUSSIANS MASSIVELY RETURN TO THAILAND
Thailand boom. This is how tour operators working in the direction characterize the demand for holidays in the kingdom from Russian tourists. The expansion of transportation helped Thailand to fall in price, which immediately affected demand accordingly.
At the same time, when choosing a hotel, tourists are now guided by high-level objects. Tour operators say that there are fewer and fewer places in expensive hotels in Thailand. Many hotels have already stopped – until the end of March.
As Oksana Korzh, Head of South-East Asia at PAX, said at a recent event dedicated to luxury holidays in Thailand, the new hotels that have appeared in Thailand in the past two years are of great interest to tourists.
There are dozens new hotels in Phuket, hotels for discerning tourists in Bangkok, on Koh Samui. In total, by 2025, according to the Thai media, more than 100 new hotels of such well-known brands as Radisson Hotel, Intercontinental, Holiday Inn, Citadines and others will appear in the kingdom in the kingdom. Most of the new hotels belong to category 5 *.
NEW PHUKET HOTELS
The new boutique hotel in Phuket V Villas Phuket by Mgallery 5*, located on the beach of Ao Yon (Panwa), in a full-flowing bay, is very popular among Russians. This hotel is perfect for family and romantic vacations, the hotel and guests who value the highest level of service and privacy will appreciate the hotel.
Throughout the entire hotel, tourists are surrounded by comfortable luxury with an emphasis on details: modern rooms, a swimming pool overlooking the sea , panoramic restaurants, SPA. The location of the hotel is 2.4 km from the Phuket Aquarium.
Many requests from family tourists go to the new hotel Twin Palms Montazure 5*. Russian tourists with children, who are becoming more and more in Thailand every year, this hotel attracts with its beautiful territory, large zoned rooms, some of which have a kitchenette.
The location of the hotel on the first line from Kamala Beach is also an important factor when tourists choose this resort. Kamala Beach is ideal for families with children. The entrance to the sea is gentle, the infrastructure is developing dynamically.
Among other interesting hotel novelties in Phuket, tour operators highlight the Blu Boat Luxury Pool Villas 5* complex. This hotel offers self-contained villas with private pools.
The hotel has an excellent location, just 9 km from Khao Phra Theo, where you can see the only evergreen rainforest in Phuket and the two largest waterfalls on the island – Bang Pae and Ton Sai, as well as visit the Gibbon Rehabilitation Center.
Approximately the same distance from the hotel is the temple Wat Phra Thong, the most unusual temple not only in Phuket, but throughout Thailand. It is unusual because there is only a bust of Buddha, while in all Buddhist temple complexes you can see statues of a sitting, lying or standing Buddha. And only here the main shrine is the bust of Buddha.
Among the popular new hotels in Phuket, tour operators also highlight:
- foto Hotel Phuket 5*,
- Melia Phuket Mai Khao5*,
- Noku Phuket5*,< /li>
- AKRA Collection Layan5*,
- Hotel Verdigris 4*,
- Hilton Garden Inn Bang Tao4*,
- Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town4* ,
- Quality Resort and Spa Patong Beach 4*,
- Golden Paradise Hotel 3*,
- Maphrao Beach Resort3*.
RUSSIANS BECAME MORE ACTIVE TO BUY REAL ESTATE IN THAILAND
Another interesting hotel novelty in Phuket is TriVananda Villas. Near them, at the Trisara hotel, there is a PRU restaurant, the first restaurant in Phuket to receive a green Michelin star.
Surrounded by lakes and dense vegetation, TriVananda Villas also has a health center including a traditional Chinese medicine clinic. But these villas are not rented, but sold. As a representative of the complex told us in the summer, these villas cost an average of 35 million rubles. Several villas have already been bought by Russian citizens.
In 2022, according to Thai analysts, the demand of Russians to buy real estate in Thailand has grown 4 times. And Thailand for the first time entered the TOP-10 countries for buying real estate among Russians.
Following the needs of tourists, tour operators began to include sightseeing tours of the best real estate in Thailand in their excursion offers. More precisely, not “tour operators”, but so far only one company – TEZ TOUR.
At the request of tourists, the tour operator will conduct a sightseeing tour, real estate objects will be selected taking into account the wishes of tourists. And interestingly, this tour is free.
NEW HOTELS ON SAMUI, IN THE PROVINCE OF KRABI AND IN BANGKOK
One of the most popular novelties on Koh Samui, according to Oksana Korzh from PAX, is a hotel < strong>Kimpton Kitalay Samui 5*.
It is located on the first line of the beautiful Choengmon Beach with white sand and a gentle entrance to the sea. The hotel has a picturesque area, beautiful rooms, there are villas. And pets up to 5 kg are allowed. Guests of the hotel can also take advantage of the water sports facilities. This hotel is loved by tourists with children.
Another hotel novelty in the Krabi province that Russians love is Banyan Tree Krabi 5*. All rooms in this hotel have a private pool. The hotel is located on Tab Kaek Beach. It is very beautiful, but the corals come close to the shore.
Many hotel novelties have appeared and will appear in the coming years in Bangkok. The rooms of the new Capella Bangkok 5* hotel located in the Riverside area are never empty. The hotel has an excellent panoramic restaurant with a famous chef, a wonderful SPA, pets are allowed.
Rest in the hotel is conveniently combined with sightseeing. Chinatown's colorful Sampeng Market is just 3 km away. The Snake Farm is located at the same distance from the hotel. Read more about what else to see in Bangkok here.
New capital hotel Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River 5* has also managed to acquire an army of fans over the two years of its existence. Families with children love to relax here, pets are allowed.
The hotel has a beautiful terrace where you can sunbathe, there is a pool, a restaurant. Just 5 km from the hotel is Lumpini Park, the largest park in Bangkok. There you can go in for sports, have a picnic and admire monitor lizards.
You can and even need to combine your stay in Bangkok with a trip to the ancient capital of Thailand Ayutthaya. It is located just 76 km from the modern capital.
A trip to the Khao Yai National Park, just 170 km from Bangkok, will also be unforgettable. And there you can see Thailand as you have never seen it before. For comparison: from Bangkok to Pattaya about 150 km.