Thailand’s Centara Hotels & Resorts has inked a management agreement with Chuan Development Hotel Company Limited for its third COSI property.
The tech-savvy COSI Krabi Ao Nang Beach, scheduled to open in 2020, will house 142 rooms and will feature self-serve kiosks for speed check-in and check-out, in place of a typical lobby. Replacing traditional restaurant and banquet facilities will be the hotel’s Hub, a 24/7 social and media café where guests can get daily credits to use for food and drink any time at the Hub’s WYSIWYG Café.
Additionally, guests will be able to use their smartphones to book a room or check in, while simultaneously enjoying complimentary WiFi. A swimming pool and a laundromat will also be included in the hotel’s facilities.
CEO, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thirayuth Chirathivat spoke on the new project: “COSI represents our most creative ideas about serving a growing market segment of freedom-loving, connected travellers.
“They’re more interested in flexibility, fun and shared experiences than traditional hotel frills. We plan to open COSIs in the most popular destinations to serve them,” he concluded.