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HPL Hotels & Resorts Assumes Management of Boathouse Kata Beach Phuket

SINGAPORE. December 13, 2016 - HPL Hotels & Resorts, the subsidiary of Singapore-based Hotel Properties Limited and operator of hospitality establishments throughout the Asia-Pacific region, hereby announces that they will be taking over the management of Boathouse by Montara on 8 December 2016.

The hotel will be rebranded as "The Boathouse Phuket", under the brand of The Boutique Collection by HPL Hotels & Resorts. Other hotels include Casa del Mar Langkawi, Casa del Rio Melaka and The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands.

"The Boutique Collection brand is all about providing personalised service and making guests feel at home, adding Boathouse to the cluster will complement the portfolio," said Stephen Lau, Chairman of HPL Hotels & Resorts. "This take over reflects our commitments to developing our business in Thailand and elsewhere in the region."

HPL Hotels & Resorts assures that it will be business as usual, "guests booked after the change in management can be assured that the terms and conditions of their reservations will remain unchanged. And our team looks forward to welcoming them," said Max Chin, General Manager of The Boathouse Phuket.

Located at Kata on Phuket's west coast, the hotel started as a restaurant more than 27 years ago. The hotel currently features a total of 38 guestrooms, including 11 suites, a beach club, spa, sunset lounge, an award-winning wine cellar, a bar and the popular Boathouse Wine & Grill restaurant.

The Boathouse Phuket marks the 12th property under this Singapore-based hospitality management company. Other brands managed by HPL Hotels & Resorts include Concorde Hotels & Resorts, Hard Rock Hotels and Gili Lankanfushi, a luxury eco-friendly resort in Maldives.

Address 
The Boathouse, Phuket 182 Koktanode Road, Kata Beach, Phuket 83100, Thailand. Tel: +66-76-330-015-7 Fax: +66-76-330-561 Email: info@boathouse–phuket.com Website: www.boathouse-phuket.com

About HPL Hotels and Resorts

Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company, operated and wholly-owned by Hotel Properties Limited (HPL), a Singapore main-board listed company. HPL Hotels & Resorts manages the activities of twelve hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean. These include Concorde Hotel Singapore, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Concorde Hotel Shah Alam, Concorde Inn Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Casa del Mar Langkawi, The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands, Casa del Rio Melaka, The Boathouse Phuket and Gili Lankanfushi Maldives. For more information, please visit www.hplhotels.com.

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