Chain Adds 2 Thai Resorts

HONG KONG -- Forte and Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts added two resort properties to its Thai portfolio.

The chain, which has a Le Meridien property in Phuket as well as resorts in the Golden Triangle and in Bangkok, said an agreement has been reached with the firm Pacific Assets for the Phuket Yacht Club and Ko Samui's Baan Taling Ngam to join the Meridien brand.

The 110-room Phuket Yacht Club is located on Nai Harn Beach in south Phuket about 15 minutes away from the Le Meridien Phuket.

The Baan Taling Ngam, which translates as "home on a beautiful cliff," has a 56-room hotel and 42 villas perched on a cliff on the west coast of Samui.

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