Top News The Pavilions debuts new hotel brand Explorar in Thailand By TTG Asia / Posted on 5 July, 2021 14:18 Hong Kong-based The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts has launched its new hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, with its first property slated to open in Thailand come October 1. Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be a 24-key resort located on an unspoilt stretch of private sandy beach on the peninsula of Koh Mook Island in Southern Thailand’s secluded province of Trang. Explorar Hotels & Resorts aims to make travel “authentic and social for the intrepid explorer” The brand name ‘Explorar’ means ‘Explore’ in Spanish, and is inspired by the heritage of the 15th-century explorer Christopher Colombus. Headquartered in Phuket, Thailand, the Explorar Hotels & Resorts brand is tailored towards the millennial traveller who seeks a space to socialise and connect with local and authentic experiences, according to a release. Each Explorar-branded hotel or resort will feature The Exchange, a social space where guests can socialise over food and drinks. Scheduled to open its doors after an extensive upgrade, Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be home to bungalows and villas located right on the white sandy beach, an open-air Thai restaurant, and a spa. Explorar Hotels & Resorts is looking to develop in both urban and resort locations within Asia and Europe, and offers four themes – beach, eco, cultural, and urban – to suit each hotel’s location and unique experiences.