PHANG NGA, Thailand -- Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts will manage
the Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach Resort, a 258-room, five-star
property under construction in Thailand slated to open in the first
quarter of 2004.
Situated on Khao Lak Beach in Phang Nga province, a one-hour
drive from Phuket Airport, the resort will include more than 20
private luxury villas, a spa and conference facilities for over 400
The hotel's owner, Vitya Holding Co., has developed resorts and
golf projects in Thailand and the U.S., such as St. Ives Country
Club and St. Marlo Golf Community in Georgia.