ONYX Hospitality Group has reported a rise in interest from Middle Eastern guests, specifically at the group‘s Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok and Amari Residences Bangkok, both of which offer a residence-style product.
Having recently embarked on a sales visit to the UAE and Qatar, general manager, Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok, Mariefe Barce Ugalde remarked: “At certain times of the year, guests from the Middle East represent over 90 per cent of Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok‘s occupancy, particularly during school holidays and the summer months.
“Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok is popular with families from the Middle East for both leisure and medical tourism. The hotel offers an affordable home away from home in fully equipped one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Just minutes from the famous Bumrungrad Hospital, our Arabic guests are assisted by Arabic-speaking staff and made to feel welcome by friendly Thai staff who understand their needs and requirements,” she added.
Shama Sukhumvit Bangkok is home to 90 serviced apartments ranging from 66m2 in size to 2,152m2. Its facilities comprise a roof-top swimming pool and kids’ pool, kids’ club, gardens and barbeque facilities. Each apartment boasts a private balcony, washing machines and dish washers.
Meanwhile, having witnessed similar increases in Middle Eastern guests, Amari Residences Bangkok is home to 129 modern residences ranging from studios to fully equipped two- and three-bedroom units. Ideal for Middle Eastern visitors, the residences offer spacious living and dining areas, work areas and fully equipped kitchens.
General manager, Amari Residences Bangkok, Apichet Ongsri noted: “Amari Residences Bangkok is fully equipped to cater to the needs of medical tourists from the Middle East with Arabic-speaking staff, Thai staff trained in customs and traditions of the region. We also enjoy a close relationship with the medical staff at the Bangkok Hospital to assist and support guests as necessary. We have also seen an increase in guests on business to Bangkok, particularly those staying for extended periods and requiring a hotel offering more than a simple room.”