Hotels in Pattaya, Thailand, are likely to reach the absolute record this year. They may accommodate as many as 8 million of hotel guests. This will be the record not only for Pattaya accommodations, but also for Thai resorts in general. The forecast is published by a Thailand-based firm C9 Hotelworks.
Such growth has become possible thanks to several points, such as improved transport infrastructure that has simplified access to the resort and sharp upturn.
According to C9 Hotelworks, the increase of occupancy in Pattaya estimated 9% in 2011. The resort’s supply is represented mostly by chain-operated properties (74%) and some non-branded hotels (8%). In 2013 1,779 more guestrooms are expected to be added to Pattaya’s supply. Many of the guestrooms will be opened in internationally affiliated theme parks that are to open in greater Pattaya.
Experts forecast that the resort will serve even more visitors from Asia. Such services as residential apartments for long-term stay will be also more popular and will only fasten the resort’s growth. Other resorts in Thailand, such as Koh Samui, Phuket and Chiang Mai will also grow, but still slower than Pattaya.