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Explorar Hotels & Resorts Ready To Open Two Locations 

Two Relaxing Adults Only 16 + Resorts Get Ready to Welcome Guests.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to confirm the opening of its two flagship hotels in Q4 2022. After undergoing a significant renovation and refurbishment, Explorar Koh Phangan is slated to open on October 01, 2022 with Explorar Koh Samui to follow, opening on November 01, 2022.

The newly refreshed Explorar Koh Phangan will feature a remodelled infinity pool lying directly on the beach with majestic views of Koh Phangan’s famed sunset as well as signature ‘Exchange’ co-working area, developed to allow digital nomads and long-term stay travellers to work remotely in an air-coned space equipped with all office amenities and high-speed internet.

“Training of our teams is ongoing, and we are working on a daily basis with our contractors to ensure timely completion of our exciting and ambitious renovation program that will provide a totally new experience for our guests” says Adam Boulton, General Manager, Explorar.

“We’re proud to be working on these renovations with an ambitious while achievable timeline. Explorar Koh Phangan opens on October 01 2022 and will be an exciting new option for island visitors, a modern cultural getaway for friends, couples and digital nomads seeking to Explore, Exchange and Exhale.” explains Tim Sargeant, Co-founder, CMO, Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

At Explorar Koh Samui, new and returning guests will find on November 01 a completely refurbished property with a new swimming pool area around the famous 50 meters long basin, a replanted and serene hummingbird garden and signature ‘Exchange’ co-working spaces, the first of its kind in the Bophut/Mae Nam area.

Both properties will focus on a peaceful escape with an adult-only (16+) environment.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is unique for blending digital and social travel elements with wellbeing and care for the community. The brand features 3 key paths in which each experience is centred around, Explore: to discover local cultures far from the beaten paths, Exchange: spaces designed to foster exchange, including vibrant co-working areas, and Exhale: to reflect and recharge, from signature wellness concepts to paying it forward to the communities.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts’ management team continues the groups growth by strategically establishing hotels in key destinations throughout Asia, offering four destination-based themes and unique experiences. Beach, eco, cultural and urban unite the brand and offer the social travellers clear choices for their individual experiences. 

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About Explorar Hotels & Resorts

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is unique for blending digital and social travel elements with wellbeing and care for the community. The brand features 3 key paths in which each experience is centred around, Explore: to discover local cultures far from the beaten paths, Exchange: spaces designed to foster exchange, including vibrant co-working areas, and Exhale: to reflect and recharge, from signature wellness concepts to paying it forward to the communities.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently comprises: 

Explorar Koh Phangan

Explorar Koh Samui

Explorar Treehouses El Nido opening 2024

For more information about Explorar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.explorarhotels.com and connect with us on Facebook, & Instagram 

Explorar To Open On Koh Samui And Koh Phangan Islands In Q4 2022. 

Explorar Hotels & Resorts expand its Asia portfolio with two exciting new resorts opening in Thailand. 

THAILAND JUNE 16, 2022 The expansion into the popular island destination of Koh Samui and cultural island experience of Koh Phangan, is part of the hotel group’s ongoing rapid growth strategy in Asia and paves the way as one of the region’s fastest-growing hotel brands based in Thailand.

Explorar Koh Samui features 125 beachfront rooms, suites, and pool villas, located in the vibrant backdrop of Mae Nam Beach in Bo Phut, home to one of Samui’s most stunning sea views and the famed Fisherman’s Village. The resort features an incredible infinity pool that overlooks the sea with a swim-up bar, The Market, an all-day dining restaurant that focuses on being local, authentic and healthy, with fun lively events, festivals and market nights for guests.

Explorar Koh Phangan is situated on the golden sands of Haad Rin Nai Beach and offers 75 contemporary guest rooms, suites and villas, with a mixture of sea views and lush gardens with terraces or balcony’s. Regional cuisine sourced from local farmers, fishermen and markets at The Market, vibrant events throughout the year aligned with the popular Full Moon party, with one of Thailand’s most ‘Instagramable’ sunset vistas at the guests’ doorstep. Both properties will focus on a peaceful escape with an adult-only (16+) environment.

Unique to the Explorar Hotels & Resorts brand is ‘The Exchange’, a social co-working space for the digital nomad, with fast connectivity, charging facilities and premium Starbucks Coffee. The Exchange also serve as a vibrant meeting place to exchange information, quickly grab something to eat, a local snack or something more, and to talk about tales of adventures over a cocktail or local brew with other guests or one of Explorars’ crew members during the ‘social hour’.

“This continued growth and exciting development shows that Explorar Hotels & Resorts ‘experience-driven’ and ‘social travel’ ethos are gaining momentum in this new travel era. We’re thrilled to open both Explorar Koh Samui and Explorar Koh Phangan in the coming months. We are excited in the positive interest we are receiving for growth in the South East Asia region.” Explains Niels Huby, Co-Founder & Head of Development Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

Tim Sargeant, Co-Founder & CMO Explorar Hotels & Resorts, looks forward to creating an online buzz among travellers with Explorar’s unique online community forum called ‘The Exchange’. “Social travellers seek to share their experiences with others. We took this opportunity to develop The Exchange Community. This online forum features on our website where guests can post and share their stories about the best places to find local shops, excursions or ‘off the beating track’ experiences so that researching guests can plan their trips even before arriving. Tim explains.

He further adds that targeting the millennial traveller via strong social media presence is key to the success of both new Explorar locations, “we know that 75% of millennials want to travel abroad versus 50% of other generations, US millennials take approximately 5.6 trips per year versus 4.0 for Gen X, 4.4 for Gen Z, and 3.5 for boomers. Our Marketing team’s key focus is to communicate with this demographic using the channels they trust and imbibe in the latest travel trends.

“We are very excited to join the Explorar Hotels & Resorts brand and bring two exciting hotel properties back to life in Koh Samui and Koh Phangan; both islands are incredibly unique, raw and experience driven destinations, a perfect fit and pairing to the brand.” Gordon Oldham, Owner Explorar Koh Samui, Explorar Koh Phangan.

These exciting signings join Explorar Treehouses El Nido, designed by Underwood Art Factory’s award-winning design team. An experience like no other awaits where design meets nature with spectacular treehouses with private pools set in the lush tropical forest of El Nido, Palawan Island in the Philippines. 

Explorar Hotels & Resorts’ management team continues the group’s growth by strategically establishing hotels in key destinations throughout Asia, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean regions, offering four destination-based themes and unique experiences. Beach, eco, cultural and urban unite the brand and offer the social traveller clear choices for their individual experience.


About Explorar Hotels & Resorts

A hotel brand that makes travel authentic and social for the intrepid explorer. Explorar Hotels & Resorts creates a space for travellers to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a team that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy whilst utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently comprises: 

Explorar Koh Phangan

Explorar Koh Samui

Explorar Treehouses El Nido opening 2024

For more information about Explorar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.explorarhotels.com and connect with us on Facebook, & Instagram 

Announcing: Strategic Master Franchise Partnership with Stand Out Hotels For Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean

12.10.21 Hong Kong –

Exciting new resort and hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, have signed an exclusive master franchise agreement with Stand Out Hotel Group. The new master franchise agreement will see the targeted growth of the group in the new region of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean over the next five years.

Stand Out Hotels is a full-service third-party hotel management company offering customised services to owners and developers in the region. The group has strong experience and knowledge in hotel and resort management across a variety of lifestyle, residential and holiday properties, ensuring higher returns for owners. Partnering with Explorar Hotels & Resorts will allow Stand Out Hotels to offer a new and unique international brand to the regions travellers and hotel owners.

“This continued growth and exciting development shows that Explorar Hotels & Resorts experience-driven and social travel ethos really is gaining momentum in this new travel era we are in. We’re delighted to partner with Stand Out Hotels with a master franchise arrangement to develop further into these beautiful and experience driven locations, of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean.” explained Scot Toon, COO of Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

“This alliance includes several business initiatives focused on strategically combining Explorar Hotels & Resorts ́ knowledge of the Asian & European markets with the experience in sales, marketing and distribution that STAND OUT HOTELS GROUP has in the Canadian, American and Caribbean markets.

The V.P of Brand & Implementation of STAND OUT HOTELS GROUP, George Moreno, highlighted the relevance of the alliance due to the importance of growth for both companies in the region after the challenging months during the pandemic.” 

Explorar Hotels & Resorts launched earlier this year with its first property, Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, located in Southern Thailand on a genuinely untouched, pure island paradise, followed soon after by the announcement of Explorar Treehouses El Nido, designed by award-winning designer and artist, John Underwood and slated to open in 2024.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts seeks to grow in exciting destinations around our globe, offering four innovative themes depending on the hotels’ location and unique experiences. Beach, Eco, Cultural and Urban themes create spaces for the exploring traveller to socialise and connect with local experiences in a fun, easy and memorable way

About Explorar Hotels & Resorts

A hotel brand that makes travel authentic and social for the intrepid explorer. Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a team that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy whilst utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently comprises: 

 

Explorar Treehouses El Nido

For more information about Explorar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.explorarhotels.com and connect with us on FacebookInstagram & Tik Tok.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts Announce New Exciting Treehouses in El Nido, Palawan Island.

12.10.21 Hong Kong – Explorar Hotels & Resorts proudly announce latest signing, Explorar Treehouses El Nido, in the Philippines, becoming the second property to join Explorar Hotels & Resorts in the last five months, paving the way as one of the region’s fastest-growing and exciting new hotel brands.

Award-winning artist and designer John Underwood and his son Zac, from Underwood Phuket, lead the design team for Explorar Treehouses El Nido. Renowned for their spectacular collaborations of The Slate, Phuket, Four Seasons Chiang Mai and Four Seasons Chiang Rai, to name a few. Their sustainable and upcycled material policy unites with the ethos of the Explorar brand.

Slated to open in 2024, Explorar Treehouses El Nido will feature 69 tree-house villas with private plunge pools surrounded by 360-degree untouched, lush mountain terrain overlooking shimmering sea views. The resort will also feature a permaculture farm and garden, a bar and guest area in ‘The Exchange’, a social space for guests to connect which is unique to the Explorar brand along with Spa and wellness utilising local and natural products.

“We’re thrilled to be working with The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts group again on this new development; Explorar Treehouses El Nido will be a unique offering for guests and complement The Pavilions El Nido Palawan Island, which is located next door.” said the developer, Rick Lee, CEO of Eureka Resorts Inc.

Explorar Treehouses El Nido is conveniently nestled beside The Pavilions El Nido Palawan Island resort, where guests will be able to utilise amazing facilities including an adventure park, water sports centre, waterfalls and adventure walks, and unique dining experiences.

“I am excited by the uniqueness of this treehouse concept on Palawan island, which I beleive will become an iconic El Nido resort. This continues our growth and exciting development of our new brand in the region and shows that its’ experience-driven and social travel ethos is key in this new travel era we are in.” explained Scot Toon, MD Asia, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.

Recently voted the ‘Best Island in the World’ in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020, Palawan island is the largest island of the province in the Philippines. It features a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the New7Wonders of the World, The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts seeks to develop within Asia and Europe, offering four innovative themes depending on the hotels’ location and unique experiences. Beach, Eco, Cultural and Urban themes unite the brand and offer the traveller clear choices for their individual experience.

 

About Explorar Hotels & Resorts

A hotel brand that makes travel authentic and social for the intrepid explorer. Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a team that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy whilst utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.

For more information about Explorar Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.explorarhotels.com and connect with us on FacebookInstagram & Tik Tok.