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Phuket: Swiss˘tel Plants Its First Asian Resort on the Island of Phuket

March 29, 2012

Swiss˘tels are elusive properties. It's hard to believe that though the chain has a slew of hotels around Europe, they have only one in the US (the Swiss˘tel Chicago) and, now, only one resort in Asia: the newly debuted Swiss˘tel Resort Phuket, Thailand.

Although it's not a new build—it used to be the Courtyard by Marriott at Kamala Beach—this Swiss˘tel is sticking to the business formula, positioning itself as a resort for businesspeople who need a getaway. Of course it helps that the resort is only 30 minutes south of Phuket International Airport and has a conference center for 150.

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