Thailand’s latest innovative independent boutique hospitality group has launched with a superb range of accommodation properties, scheduled to start opening from November 2010, ?which are partnered with the extensive facilities at the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club, appealing to sports, leisure, wellness, and corporate group travelers.
Thanyapura Hospitality Group (THG) unveiled this week its diverse range of hospitality resorts, retreat, private beach club, and organic restaurants and cooking school, all of which are catering to an audience who seek to experience a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle through a diverse choice of sports, arts, meditation, yoga, organic cuisine and other leisure activities.
THG consists of the two Phuket based properties; the 38-room, three star Thanyapura Retreat (scheduled to open mid November) ? adjacent to the Thanyapura Mind Centre; and the 77-room, four star Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort (scheduled to open November 2011), alongside the Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club and the Khao Sok based Thanyamundra Organic Resort (scheduled to open mid November) located on a working organic farm adjacent to the Khao Sok National Park. The Wave Beach Club on Naithon Beach is set to become a sought after venue offering views of the ocean opening late December 2010 in time for the festive season.
Thanyamundra is a sustainable five-star organic resort, two hour?s drive north of Phuket. It hosts two luxury villas, with seven suites and two rooms, a fitness centre with the latest from Technogym, a 50m lap pool, meditation and yoga spaces and an organic cooking school which utilises the organic produce from the farm. Organic Farm Tours and work experiences offer guests a unique opportunity to delve into the growing in popularity world of sustainable agro tourism.
Thanyapura Retreat is offering comfortable accommodation with access to the Thanyapura Mind Centre?s meditation and yoga programmes as well as the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Clubs extensive facilities and innovative F&B outlets.
Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort is an educational, active & wellness lifestyle destination?offering a playground for active individuals, teams, couples, friends and families, while offering uncomplicated and functional comfort with efficient and friendly personal service.
THG Chief Operating Officer, Martin Michalik, said Thanyapura Hospitality Group will be the benchmark in sophisticated, comfortable facilities, genuine and friendly guest services, authentic lifestyle experiences and the freshest of organic cuisine offered to every guest who visits any of the group?s venues.?
?The accommodation and services we provide in THG, together with the latest range of sporting and event facilities at the Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club and wellness and meditation/yoga programmes at the Thanyapura Mind Centre, ensures we are opening with a wide range of options and locations that will appeal to leisure travelers and companies looking for new venues for their events.?
Thanyapura Hospitality Group has made three key appointments for its launch, appointing highly experienced Martin Michalik as Chief Operating Officer, David Roberts as Vice President of Operations and Alex Nassar as Executive Chef for THG and PIA.
Mr. Michalik has an overall role in managing operations, sales and marketing, product and brand?development and corporate communications for the hospitality group whilst at the TSLC he is responsible for the Club, Arts Centre, catering and business events.
His hospitality career spans over 20 years where he held a myriad of executive, pre-opening, operational and development roles with major international hotel and resort chains in Thailand, Cambodia, the Czech Republic, Maldives, Japan, Canada and the USA.
Mr. Roberts oversees the day-to-day operations of the THG, Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club, Arts Centre and business events at the facility. He was a professional tennis player before moving into business management for various elite sporting facilities in Asia. He has been at the helm of some of the largest private clubs in?Beijing and Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, he was with the Centara Hotels and Resorts Group.
Alex Nassar oversees the day to day operations of the THG and Thanyapura F&B portfolio. His culinary journey has taken Mr. Nassar through South and North Americas, Europe and Asia with an exposure in a number of Guide Michelin three star restaurants and chefs, including Adria Ferran?s El Bulli, Pierre Troisgros? La Maison Troisgros, Bernard Loiseau?s La Cote D?or and for the past 4 years he worked as executive sous and eventually executive chef in Banyan Tree Phuket.
Zabai Zabai Restaurant and Cooking School and O?Cha Cellar are all expected to be fully operational by the end of 2010, and Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort will open for guests in November 2011.
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Assistant PR & Marketing Manager
Thanyapura PR & Marketing Division
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Note to Writers and Editors
Phuket International Academy (PIA), in the northern reaches of Phuket, just 15 minutes from Phuket International Airport, is an integrated facility boasting Phuket's newest international Day School, a multi-faceted Sports & Leisure Club for elite athletes, amateur enthusiasts, artists and wellness seekers in the Mind Centre sanctuary that provides training in the cultivation of mental and emotional balance. Accommodation to support the three PIA centres is provided by partner Thanyapura Hospitality Group, which offers its portfolio of resort and retreat properties, namely: the 77-room, four-star Thanyachiva Lifestyle Resort (Phuket), 38-room, three-star Thanyapura Retreat (Phuket) and the, nine-suite five-star Thanyamundra Organic Resort in Khao Sok. Innovative food and beverage outlets range from organic restaurants and cooking schools to sports and booster bars, along with a distinctive wine cellar with artisan cheese and specialty chocolate. This broad range of facilities across PIA and THG present an ideal venue for leisure travelers, sports people, and wellness seekers to corporate retreats, seminars, incentives and teambuilding.
PIA prides itself on being a responsible member of the community, operating with integrity as an equal opportunity employer and adhering to highest ethical standards to fulfill the intellectual, physical, creative and spiritual potential of all students, members and participants of the three centres