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Movenpick Resort in Karon sold
Movenpick Sold PHUKET: The Mövenpick Resort, next to Karon Beach, is to change ownership, with current owner Kingdom Hotel Investments reported to have signed a contract to sell the property to TA Global of Malaysia.

Property pundit Bill Barnett, writing in his blog, reports, "The purchase price for the 338-key property is US$90,208,000 [about B2.7 billion]."

TA Global is an affiliate of Malaysia-based financial services group TA Enterprises.

Over the past four years the group has embarked on a hotel acquisition strategy which has included buying the Swissotel Merchant Court Singapore, the Westin Melbourne, the Radisson Blue Sydney, the Aava Whistler [in Canada] and the Swissotel Kunchan in China.

More of this news on The Phuket News website
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The Regent Phuket What were you doing before you moved here?
Prior to The Regent Phuket, I was working on the opening of Regent Maldives and before that I was Hotel Manager at the Anantara resort Hua Hin in Thailand, I held a similar position at the Anantara resort in the Maldives, where I was also responsible for the opening of 3 hotels, as well as previously being Resident Manager at the Le Taha’a Private Island & Spa, Relais & Chateaux in French Polynesia.

What is the best tip you have for people moving to Phuket?
Learn Thai and that will open you much more doors and hearts.

What is your favorite place on the island
Walking early on the street of Phuket town and see the town wake up with the offering to the monk and continue with a walk on the beach and enjoy the seaside without the buzzle of the afternoon.

Tell us a bit more about your hotel...
Positioned as one of the most luxurious and desirable resort in Thailand, Regent Phuket features 105 keys which are supremely spacious, with contemporary interior design, redefining the meaning of tranquility. Tucked away in a quiet corner of this idyllic island, Cape Panwa has long been recognized as the most precious jewel in Phuket’s crown. Overlooking a secluded bay of pure white sands lapped by the turquoise Andaman Sea and boasting some of the region's most exhilarating diving, its flawless scenery is breathtaking.

For more information about the Regent Phuket, please visit
Wine List of the Year Thailand 2012 Awards
WLOTY 2012 Events Thailand is proud to announce this upcoming event, never seen before in the Kingdom of Thailand, in collaboration with The Genuine Palate. The Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards is a National competition recognizing the efforts and expertise amongst the hotels, resorts, restaurants cafes and wine bars in the development of wine lists and wine culture in Thailand.

Wine List of the Year Thailand Awards promotes and rewards excellence in these venues and conveys this message to the media and wine and food consumers in Thailand and abroad.

For more information about the Wine List of the Year Thailand 2012 Awards, visit the website and find more information about Sponsorship Opportunities on our dedicated page at
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