The Club Andaman Beach Resort has been closed for tourists on April 30 in order to undergo “a complete transformation” that will see it change its name to the Andaman Embrace Resort and Spa, as well as adopt a fresh, contemporary Sino-Portuguese style, according to an official media release.
The renowned seven-storey property, which has been in continuous operation for more than two decades, will start work on its transfomation next month, with new owners Limsup Grand Co., Ltd. Phuket-based hoteliers expecting to open the first two floors, totalling 78 rooms, in December, in time for the 2011-2012 high season. A total of 200 units are to be refurbished as part of the entire project, while the resort’s gardens, spreading across ten rai, are likely to see changes in the form of a 570 square-meter swimming pool, a poolside spa and new dining facilities. Additionally, eighteen rustic Thai-style lotus cottages will still be kept, but redesigned in order to fit the new Sin-Portuguese “Phuket Town” architectural style.
“Our aim is to provide even our entry-level guests with deluxe and state-of-the-art facilities, offering them five-star quality at four-star prices”, said Salisa Limsakul, Andaman Embrace Managing Director, who also added that the future employees will form “a completely new team of professional with both dedication and experience, so that returning customers will benefit from a seamless transition to our new face, while first-time guests will enjoy a warm welcome.”