Published on : Thursday, November 12, 2020
GHM recently signed a management agreement with Aquarius International Development to operate a 200-key resort on Koh Chang, the third largest island in Thailand. The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang will feature an all-day-dining restaurant, a cliff-edge restaurant, rooftop bar, spa, infinity pool with pool bar, and conference facilities overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. The property will be readily accessible by air and by road from Bangkok. Flights to the nearest airport in Trat take one hour; overland, and the ferry from the mainland takes less than an hour with the drive being 300 kilometres.
The latest Chedi property will complement hotels in Muscat (Oman), Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Andermatt (Switzerland) and Luštica Bay (Montenegro), as well as hotels under development for the Maldives, India and Taiwan, all set to open in the coming year and is scheduled to open doors to guests in 2023. GHM, by design, is a resort group that has focused on emerging, rather than mature, destinations and hence is of the opinion that though Koh Chang lacks the name recognition of either Phuket or Koh Samui, Thailand’s largest and second largest island, its relative obscurity is partly a function of its natural splendour.
Tommy Lai, Chief Executive, GHM said in a statement that the new resort is shaping up with integrity of design and a certain poise that are hallmarks of the Chedi experience. He informed that the company has been on the lookout for a way back into Thailand since 2013, and mentioned that the Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang is the perfect vehicle. Nixon Chung, Chief Operating Officer, AQI added that the company is delighted to partner with GHM to bring the prestigious Chedi brand back to Thailand and mentioned that with its pristine location in the ecotourism haven, impeccable design and exceptional amenities, the Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang will represent the very best of Thai hospitality.