Accor has signed an agreement to manage the Star Convention Hotel in the city centre of Rayong province, Thailand.
Aside from being rebranded into the Novotel Rayong Star Convention Centre this year, the property will also undergo a major renovation of its public areas, dining outlets and 235 guestrooms in the first phase followed by another 336 guestrooms in the second phase over the next two years.
In total, the property will offer 571 keys, alongside facilities such as eight meeting spaces – the largest can hold 2,000 people theatre-style – and an outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel is situated in the hub of one of Thailand’s major agricultural and industrial provinces, and is approximately 2.5-hour drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and an hour’s drive from U-Tapao International Airport.
“We’re very excited to have the Star Convention Hotel join the Accor network and to grow our portfolio in a city like Rayong. We believe that the Eastern Seaboard, including provinces like Rayong, Chonburi, Trat, with the upcoming high-speed train route will offer excellent development opportunities in the future,” said Patrick Basset, chief operating officer of Accor for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives.
“The signing of our partnership with Accor also reflects our confidence in Rayong’s tourism industry and the East Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy,” added Phisamai Supanuntaroek, director of Star Convention Hotel.
Accor operates over 86 hotels in Thailand, with a pipeline of 13 hotels scheduled to open over the next three years. The group currently manages a portfolio of 158 Novotel hotels across the Asia Pacific region.