Sheraton opens Krabi resort
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announces the opening of the new Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort in the exotic province of Krabi, Thailand. The 246-room five-star resort marks the newest landmark in the tranquil destination of Krabi."We are pleased to become a key component of this growing and beautiful destination of Krabi," stated Keith Bell, general manager of Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort. "Sheraton has vast experience in operating some of the most successful resorts in the region. With the property's beachfront location that is surrounded by the natural environment and superb facilities, Sheraton Krabi will be one of the most popular resorts in the region for families and leisure travellers seeking a relaxing getaway experience." Krabi is a major province located just south of the world-famous Phang Nga Bay in southern Thailand. It is home to the incomparable Phi Phi Islands and offer some of the most spectacular scenery available anywhere in the world. In a region reputed for its world-class beaches, the beaches of Krabi stand second to none in terms of natural beauty. Krabi is famous for its beautiful cliff formation, a perfect getaway for rock climbing enthusiasts and surrounded by the Andaman Sea which showcases a picturesque tropical landscape, with palm-fringed beaches, lush forest, waterfalls and caves. Krabi can be reached by a two-hour drive from Phuket island or daily flights from Bangkok to Krabi International Airport. International direct flight served by Silk Air operates four times a week from Singapore. Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort is located on a secluded eight-hectare site of Khlong Moung Beach and enjoys a 500-metre pristine white sand beach frontage. Khlong Moung is well-known for its excellent year-round swimming conditions as it is protected from the rainy season by Phuket Island to the far West, the Phang Nga Peninsula to the immediate West and Phi Phi Island to the Southwest. The resort features 246 guestrooms including 30 club floor rooms and six executive suites. The superior and deluxe rooms each measure 48 sq m in size. The resort also features five dining outlets, a fitness center, an exclusive Spa, tennis, non-motorised watersports, retail shop, Kid's Club and swimming pool.