Hospitality start up Kokotel, announced the launch of two new hotels — Kokotel Phuket Nai Yang Beach and Kokotel Phuket Old Town — at a press conference in Bangkok last night.
Found in a peaceful corner of the Sirinat National Park, Kokotel Phuket Nai Yang Beach is a newly built greenfield project just a few minutes away from the beach. The property offers 58 guest rooms with features including free wifi, a minibar and kitchenette, as well as the Kokotel kids area, swimming pool and a restaurant. Kokotel Phuket Nai Yang Beach is slated to open for by the end of Q4 2020.
The other new Kokotel property is a conversion project from an existing building, slated to open in Q2 / 2020 is Kokotel Phuket Old Town, located in a bustling district of Phuket, surrounded by local vendors and shops. This 49 room property offering easy access to Ratchada Pier, which is perfect for island hoppers.
Discussing his thoughts on the project Rei Matsuda, CEO and founder of Kokotel, said: “I’m very excited to be working on some of these great projects on the island which will be attracting tourists globally. Phuket Old Town has traditionally been the centre of cultural and economic activities on the island, while Nai Yang beach is one of the most up and coming tourism spots there which is experiencing amazing growth. Together with our existing property at Patong beach, I trust that we can strategically locate ourselves across the island.”
Since my first visit there right before the tragic tsunami of 2004, Phuket has always been my favourite island due to its diversity, including so much nature and activities. It will be my honour to be contributing to local tourism and to the economy through our activities there. We are currently discussing with owners of various other opportunities within the island. So, many more will come.”