ALEENTA BAGS TOP GONG IN CHINA
AWARD FOLLOWS FIRST PHASE OF ALEENTA USD3.5 MILLION MAKEOVER, WHICH SAW THE ADDITION OF AN ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT INFINITY POOL AND CHILDREN'S CLUB, WITH 44 POOLS, SUITES, AND VILLAS TO OPEN BY END OF 2014.
ALEENTA Phuket-Phang Nga Resort & Spa recently added another accolade to its trophy cabinet after being named Best Overseas Hotel at the prestigious China Best Design Hotel Awards. Aleenta Phuket, part of the AHMS The Collection, was in illustrious company, with other winners at the annual event comprising luxury hospitality's elite: St Regis Sanya Yalong Bay, Amanfayun in Hangzhou and the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund.
Aleenta Phuket's latest honour follows a USD3.5 million renovation-and-innovation spend to further elevate the 'barefoot luxury' experience for guests. Anchalika Kijkanakorn, managing director and founder of the Aleenta owner-operator AHMS The Collection, said the award was recognition for the resort's continual metamorphosis into something better while cherishing its surrounds. "We are continually striving to provide guests with a luxurious boutique experience that surprises and delights," she said. "We don't rest on our laurels. We continue to innovate and improve."
"Without straying from our commitment to barefoot luxury, our latest improvements have ramped up the luxury part of the equation. It has taken the resort to another level. In fact, it feels like a new resort in some respects but all the Aleenta service touches and thoughtful gestures remain, with some new ones besides."
The renovation sees the resort turn its attention to families in earnest for the first time through the launch of The Children's Club. The state-of the art club has a pool and play area staffed by fully qualified and certified carers who hold engaging and fun classes where learning and development are key factors.