Wyndham Hotel Group will expand its Ramada brand in Thailand with the signing of Ramada Plaza Chaofah Phuket in a franchise deal with Southern Star Hotel, an affiliate of the CAS Group.
To be managed by Bangkok-based Kosmopolitan Hospitality, the 270-room hotel is scheduled to open in 2018 within the Muang Chaofah development, an “urban entertainment centre” expected to feature movie theatres, an international conference centre and retail outlets.
Ramada Plaza Chaofah will hark back to Phuket’s Peranakan culture, which had its beginnings in the 19th century tin-mining boom. The hotel will be located in Phuket’s Peranakan district with Old Phuket Town and Phuket Mining Museum within walking distance, according to a Wyndham statement.
Presently, plans are for the hotel to offer Thai-Nyonya styled cuisine in its all-day dining outlet and rooftop speciality restaurant, as well as a grand ballroom for up to 700 guests and fitness facilities.
There are 63 Ramada hotels currently operating across South-east Asia and the Pacific Rim.