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Thailand-headquartered Absolute Hotel Services Group will expand its presence in its home market with an upcoming addition to its U Hotels & Resorts brand.
U Koh Chang will be located on Koh Chang, the third largest island in Thailand and the largest in the eastern region of the country.
The chain will renovate, rebrand and relaunch an existing complex on the site, set to open in late 2023.
The new U Koh Chang will feature 64 fully equipped rooms including a swimming pool, fitness center, food outlets and spa.
Increase in demand
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Absolute Hotel Services, commented: “The announcement of this latest addition to our collection of resorts in Thailand further proves that AHS is one of the hotel management and branding companies to the fastest growing in Asia.
“We are extremely excited to launch this new resort, U Koh Chang; With the travel and hospitality sectors in Thailand and elsewhere expected to see strong growth in demand, destinations like Koh Chang are set to benefit from increased demand from global and domestic travellers.
Absolute Hotel Services has at least three other high-end properties under development in Thailand, starting with Eastin Resort Rayong, which is expected to add 158 rooms to the group’s portfolio from November; followed by the 413-key Travelodge Nimman Chiang Mai scheduled for the first quarter of 2023; and the 494-room Eastin Grand Payathai Bangkok in Q2 2023.
Additionally, the U Hotels & Resorts brand has several other Asian locations in the works, including U Resort & Spa Suryamal adding 50 rooms in India; plus two Vietnamese developments, the 150-key U Riverside Hoi An and the 120-room U Hanoi.