Marriott to introduce The Ritz-Carlton to Phuket

Pictured: The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket which will become The Ritz-Carlton Phuket.
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Asset World Corporation to develop a Ritz-Carlton resort on the Thai island of Phuket. The property is expected to open in 2025.

The Ritz-Carlton Phuket will open following the renovation and rebranding of the existing Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa.

A transformation project

The hotel will provide a luxurious new place to stay that combines its serene and secluded location and views over the Andaman Sea with a wealth of inviting new amenities.

Benefiting from an extensive renovation, this resort found just a short distance from Phuket’s old town will reflect the thoughtful hospitality and contemporary design approach The Ritz-Carlton is known for.

“We are pleased to strengthen our long-term collaboration with Asset World Corporation to rebrand and reposition our existing property with today’s signing,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding China), Marriott International.

“We are confident that The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket, once opened, will be well-positioned to meet the increased demand of luxury travel, in line with the Thailand Government’s goal of attracting more discerning travellers to the Thai Kingdom.”

A sustainable hospitality concept

On completion, this resort will encompass 182 guestrooms, suites and private villas, along with as many as eight restaurants, bars and lounges. Guests will be able to make use of three swimming pools, the signature Ritz-Carlton Spa and a fitness centre. 

Event space will then include four function rooms with 544 sq m of indoor space, a 168-sq-m pre-function area and various outdoor spaces. The resort as a whole will be developed with sustainability in mind.

Wallapa Traisorat, CEO and president, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited, said: “AWC has great confidence in Thailand’s tourism industry, and by partnering with Marriott International to bring the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton brand to the country will not only strengthen Phuket as a world-class tourism destination but also continue the development of Thailand as a global sustainable tourism leader.”

“AWC is firmly committed to positioning the destination as a leader in sustainability, ensuring that we create true value for the environment, surrounding communities, and long-term stable growth. We aim to develop The Ritz-Carlton, Phuket in line with LEED and WELL green building standards, prioritising energy saving and circular economy on waste management, helping to move Thailand toward becoming a global sustainability destination.”