Carlson has announced the signing of an iconic, upper-upscale resort in Hua Hin, Thailand. Owned by Retreat Hua Hin Company Limited, construction of the USD 23 million, 118-room Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin will begin immediately. The resort is expected to open by the third quarter of 2012. Earlier, Carlson announced plans to increase the number of Radisson hotels in Asia Pacific to over 100 hotels by 2015. The Radisson portfolio in Asia Pacific includes eight resorts, in India (Alibaug, Goa and Mamallapuram), China (Huizhou and Sanya), Australia (Gold Coast), the South Pacific (Fiji and Tahiti), and the three new properties in Thailand. The resort development is also part of Carlson’s Asia Pacific launch of Radisson Blu, the upper-upscale tier of the Radisson brand.
All guest rooms will feature a sleek, superior and contemporary design. Twenty four rooms will have direct pool and beachfront access, while another 94 rooms will have private Jacuzzi or plunge pools. Embracing cutting-edge architecture, the resort will become an icon of style and sophistication in Thailand.
Guests will enjoy a variety of dining options including a specialty restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, and a beachfront restaurant and bar. Additional resort facilities will include a gym, spa and wellness centre, meeting and function rooms, and up to three swimming pools.
Set on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand and surrounded by pearly white sand beaches, Hua Hin is also one of the world’s top golf destinations. The Radisson Blu Resort Hua Hin will be close to the domestic airport and the main highway connecting Hua Hin to Bangkok city.