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A makeover is coming for the Surin Resort, which was once the Chedi

Phuket's Surin Resort Set for Makeover Surgery

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
THE Surin Phuket, which was until October last year the Chedi Phuket, is closing for renovations from May 1 to November 1.

In a ''back to the future'' move, the architect who originally designed the Chedi, on a headland at Surin near Phuket's Amanpuri Resort, will now be handling what is being described as a ''dramatic refurbishment.''

There will be a great deal of interest in what Edward Tuttle can deliver 21 years on.

Like movie stars in middle age, resorts either need great character roles or a bit of help to restore their looks and youthful exhuberance.

Not far north up the coast at Bangtao, the Sheraton Grande Laguna Phuket is due to close on July 1 for a 500 million baht botox job that will see it reopen on December 1 with a new name - the Angsana Laguna Phuket, and closer ties with its neighboring Banyan Tree.

Far more unusual and radical surgery is taking place even further north on Phuket at Nai Yang beach, where the Indigo Pearl - a relatively young resort - is having the equivalent of a breast reduction.

The Indigo Pearl's 260 rooms will be converted into 170 suites.

Uplifting? Well, in a competitive world, becoming shaplier and broading your appeal is essential.

While many establishments attempt a touch of Hollywood and all love a dose of glamor, we've yet to find a Phuket resort that bears any resemblance to Charlie Sheen.
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"we've yet to find a Phuket resort that bears any resemblance to Charlie Sheen"

Unreliable, dishonest, with a huge ego and delusional sense of self worth ?? I can think of a couple.

Posted by LivinLOS on March 23, 2011 18:25

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I visited a friend who was staying in a seafront villa at The Chedi a few years ago while I was suffering from arthritis in my right knee. The zillions of stairs were a nightmare and I decided to never go there again. Will there be a make-up?

Posted by Fritz Pinguin on March 24, 2011 12:17


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