It’s time to hit the road! As Thailand’s domestic tourism industry starts to reopen, local residents are being inspired to rediscover their home country with a responsible self-drive staycation. With its collection of intimate properties featuring private pool villas and secluded suites, plus a series of exclusive flexible promotions, SALA Hospitality Group, the luxury design-led beach resort and boutique hotel specialist, provides the perfect option for Thai nationals and expats seeking a safe and stylish post-lockdown escape, away from the crowds.
Recent research from hospitality consulting group C9 Hotelworks found that the recovery of Thailand’s tourist economy is being driven – quite literally – by the 15 million people living in and around Bangkok. The top travel picks for Bangkokians were found to be destinations within a short driving distance of the capital, such as Khao Yai and Ayutthaya. Some citizens even expressed a desire to drive further, to Chiang Mai in the north or Phuket in the south. CLICK HERE to read the full report.
Unlike many of the Kingdom’s hotels, privacy is in SALA’s DNA. Owned and managed by this leading Thai hospitality group, each of its boutique retreats and beach resorts is contemporary, caring, and guarantees peace and intimacy for every guest in every room category – its private pool suites and villas in particular. These advantages make it easier to ensure social distancing and other safety measures that all travellers now need.
With a comprehensive network of seven serene sanctuaries across Thailand – including riverside, rural and beachfront retreats – SALA Hospitality Group is now inviting domestic guests to help reignite the Thai tourism industry with a road trip! Enticing offers at sala boutique hotels in Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Khao Yai and Chiang Mai, and at SALA Resorts & Spas in Phuket and Koh Samui, mean that Thai nationals and expats can take a well-deserved break in total safety and explore their home country like never before!
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“2020 has been a difficult year for everybody so far. But as the lockdown starts to be lifted, this is an amazing chance for local couples and families to head out and rediscover their home country. Since international tourism stopped, we have seen the skies clear and nature return. Roads are now quieter and towns and cities less crowded than before, which provides a greater sense of tranquility. This is Thailand as it used to be,” said Nicolas Reschke, Group Director of Business Development, SALA Hospitality Group.
“SALA is delighted to start welcoming guests back with attractive rates at our luxurious boutique hotels and beach resorts across the Kingdom. The layout of our properties means that we can offer more personal space, ensuring greater peace-of-mind for our guests and making it easier to implement our stringent safety measures. People have shown incredible patience and resilience during the last few months, and we want to reward them with a restful retreat, away from the rest of the world.”
With sala boutique’s Welcome Back promotion, Bangkok residents can opt for an urban staycation at sala rattanakosin Bangkok, overlooking the Chao Phraya River and Wat Arun, where rates start from just THB 2,400. Alternatively, guests can hit the road and discover two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Ayutthaya and Khao Yai, both within a two-hour drive of the capital. At sala ayutthaya, which sits on the riverbank opposite Wat Phutthaisawan, a special promotion starts from THB 3,360, while guests can enjoy a relaxing stay at sala khaoyai, the tranquil hillside hideaway, from THB 11,238 net per night in a Sala Pool Villa, including a complimentary signature private rooftop BBQ dinner. For Northern Thai residents or Bangkokians who want to travel further afield, sala lanna Chiang Mai, is offering riverside rooms from only THB 2,100.
SALA Resorts & Spas is also inviting Thais and expats to enjoy a blissful break at a choice of beautiful beachfront resorts. Under the Beauty and the Beach promotion, SALA Samui Choengmon Beach Resort is offering Thai resident rates from only THB 2,990, while SALA Samui Chaweng Beach Resort can be experienced from just THB 3,699. Finally at SALA Phuket Mai Khao Beach Resort, rates start from THB 3,500 and every booking will earn a free F&B voucher worth THB 500!
All promotions include breakfast and come with free modification and cancellation from one to three days prior to arrival depending on property, and are subject to additional individual terms and conditions.
Guests can rest assured that their comfort and safety is SALA Hospitality Group’s top priority. All seven hotels have now rolled out the SALA Safe programme, a series of health and hygiene best practices to ensure the safety of customers, whilst preserving the core guest experience. This list of measures is now available on the group’s website and will be provided to all guests upon arrival.