Two new Ritz-Carlton properties in the works
YTL Hotels will open two new Ritz-Carlton properties in Asia.
By Belinda Craigie
Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui will be developed in Plai Laem, Choeng Mon on the north-eastern tip of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.
With 187 guest rooms and pool villas, the resort will be set on the beachfront and is due for completion in early 2018.
Also in the works is the Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Niseko Village, Hokkaido, Japan. The hotel will feature 50 luxurious guest rooms with premium dining options, traditional Japanese onsen and wellness facilities, as well as ski-in and ski-out access during the ski season.
Designed to provide a new level of luxury accommodation in the area famous for its powdery snow, the resort will also offer golf, trekking and horse riding during the summer months.
YTL Hotels’ Niseko Village already includes Hilton Niseko Village, The Green Leaf Niseko Village and Kasara Niseko Village Townhouse. Ritz-Carlton Reserve is due to be completed by 2020.
No matter what ails you, Koh Samui wellness retreat Kamalaya is the tonic.
Weather to go
The Asian climate, one of the most varied due to its great size, is greatly influenced my monsoon winds. In the winter (Dec-Jan) cold monsoons from the Arctic blow into East Asia resulting in extremely dry, and freezing weather conditions. In the summer the monsoons blow in from the seas to the south causing the weather to become hot and humid. Tropical Asian (Phillipines, Thailand) countries experience warm and hot weather throughout the year with East Asia (Japan, Mongolia) experiencing a relatively temperature climate.
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