Millennium opens in Phuket.
Wednesday, 16th January 2008
Source : Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Millennium Resort Patong - Phuket Hotel has opened for business in the heart of famous Patong Beach in Phuket, Thailand's leading resort town.

The new star is the latest property to join the growing global portfolio of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc (M&C).

Just in November, another Thai hotel, the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel  opened for business, showcasing the group's newest premier 5-star brand to the Thai market.

Millennium Resort Patong hotel is owned by Phuket Square Company Ltd and managed by M&C. Phuket Square Company Ltd is the owner and developer of the Phuket Jungceylon shopping and leisure complex where the M&C hotel is located.( Jungceylon is the Portuguese original name for Phuket.)

 In March 2006, Real Estate Capital Asia Partners L.P (RECAP) through Dolruethai Co.,Ltd acquired a 95 per cent interest in the Phuket Jungceylon project, a mega hotel and retail complex of two million square feet. RECAP is a private real estate fund in which the City Developments Limited Group (CDL) has significant interest with a US-based investment fund and other limited partners.

"The unique infrastructure and lush tropical surroundings at the Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket will present travelers a luxurious experience unparalleled by any other in the region. The landscape forms a vital element for the interior décor of this property. This urban resort will offer guests a taste of the modern Asian-Thai chic, blending both intimacy and sophistication in an exceptional location.

 It is positioned as a leading resort in Phuket, designed in a contemporary Asian style with exquisite Thai touches," said Mr Kwek Leng Beng, Executive Chairman of the Hong Leong Group Singapore, which includes property giant CDL and London-listed M&C.  

Conveniently located on Rat-Uthit Road at the intersection of Bangla Street in Patong, a popular area in Phuket, the Millennium Resort Patong, presents a conceptually unique infrastructure – this hotel consists of two wings known as the Beachside and Lakeside.

 "For those looking to indulge, the Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket is an ideal intimate tropical hideaway for travelers. Whether holidaying with the family or enjoying an intimate escape for two, this urban resort set in Jungceylon offers a whole range of facilities and activities to suite every traveler," said Mr Michael Sengol, Chief Operating Officer of M&C.

Unique features of the Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket

The Beachside

The Beachside wing comprises a total of 197 rooms and takes up 19,000 square metres of the built up area. Part of the property sits on top of the retail centre and caters to up-market tour groups and families on vacation. The Bar 8°, which is located at the hotel's modern and contemporary atrium, offers live music, courtesy of leading bands .

This wing boasts superior and deluxe rooms, as well as junior suites complemented with spacious balconies and additional pantry facilities for long-term guests. The Beachside's restaurant, Straits Dining, serves buffet breakfast and delectable Southeast Asian cuisines.

The Lakeside

Peacefully tucked in the exclusive enclave of the Jungceylon development, the Lakeside's open-aired concept portrays a tropical and relaxed ambiance with rich yet soft Thai culture which combines some Portuguese elements. It offers superior and deluxe rooms, cabanas, as well as executive suites. The Lakeside consists of 224 rooms and sits beside a mega mart, a well-known department store, multiplex cinema and bowling alley.

Perfect for business travelers, the Lakeside offers comprehensive meeting facilities to meet corporate travelers' needs. Its F&B outlet, Bistro, is all-day dining restaurant which serves Western, Continental and Thai specialties. The Lounge 98° offers a cozy yet modern setting for guests to unwind or relax with friends for cocktails.

Recreation facilities

The Millennium Resort Patong, Phuket will have two swimming pools, one of which will be an outdoor pool surrounded by cabana-style guestrooms. Other leisure amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre and luxurious spa facilities with individual suites offering Thai and international massage therapy.
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