Scheduled to open in 2017 in the main resort area of Ao Nang, Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach will be developed on a large site close to the existing Holiday Inn Resort Krabi. It will be just three minutes’ walk from the beach.
“Thailand’s tourism industry is witnessing strong growth and we are seeing beach destinations such as Krabi gaining popularity amongst travellers,” said Leanne Harwood, IHG’s vice president of operations for Southeast Asia.
“As Krabi International Airport becomes more accessible to key global cities and international direct flights to Krabi increase, we anticipate a surge in visitor arrivals over the next few years. It is a great time to be bringing the Holiday Inn Express brand into Krabi.”
Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach will feature 222 rooms, plus free Wi-Fi and breakfast, a 24-hour fitness centre, business centre, laundry and a large social dining area called the Great Room.
IHG opened Southeast Asia’s first Holiday Inn Express in Bangkok in 2012. There are now four Holiday Inn Express hotels operating in Thailand, and Holiday Inn Express Krabi Ao Nang Beach is one of six new hotels in the pipeline.