Leading resort Phuket Orchid Resort and Spa has raised the bar for value-driven family experiences on the southern Thai resort island by investing in an extensive range of upgrades to enhance the enjoyment of the children who flock to the property each year.
The renovations, set for launch on November 1 in time for the high season, are highlighted by the addition of two 12 metre and 7.5 metre water slides to the main pool, one of three expansive lagoon pools at the resort, which are fully staffed by highly trained attendants.
All rooms at the 524-room resort located a short walk from Karon beach and created around a Thai village concept, have now also undergone major refurbishment with the final 100 rooms set to be completed by late October.
Other upgrades include the installation of a state-of-the-art high-speed optical WiFi system throughout the hotel as well as changes to the breakfast and buffet dining areas, which have been modernised to offer more light, additional seating and buffet counters.
“We are delighted to complete our upgrades ahead of the high season so that we can optimise the guest experience here and add a healthy dose of outdoors fun and enjoyment for all families and children,” said Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa General Manager Philip Raiss.
The improvements are the final touches to an ongoing and dedicated programme to keep the resort in top condition which have included adding a Lavazza coffee corner and new flat screen LED TV’s in all rooms in recent months.
Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa also recently launched a series of complimentary activities for children including Shaken and Stirred fruit cocktail making classes utilising mango, mangosteen, rambutan and bananas as well as a Junior Chef cooking classes focusing on Thai cuisine.
Owned and operated by Kata Group Resorts Thailand, the resort is located on Karon Beach in the heart of its shopping, dining and entertainment district a few minutes walk from the beach, featuring lagoon pools, a kids club and playground, a host of dining options, meeting facilities catering to up to 500 delegates and an iconic Bayon backdrop for special celebrations.
Kata Group Resorts Thailand owns and operates six resorts in southern Thailand. Its other properties are Beyond Resort Khaolak in Phang Nga, Beyond Resort Krabi, Beyond Resort Karon in Phuket, Kata Beach Resort & Spa and Kandaburi Resort & Spa in Koh Samui. The pioneering resort group, with a 35-year tourism track record, is poised for a listing on the Stock Exchange of Thailand in 2017.