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Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook Enhance Service Standards with Spirit of Hospitality Training.

Explorar Hotels and Resorts talent and culture crew conducted a series of hospitality skill-building workshops to further enhance the service standards of the crew at Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook ahead of the highly anticipated opening. Dr Scott Michael Smith conducted the Spirit of Hospitality workshop from Assumption University, MSME Business School, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Twenty-two members joined the workshops, including housekeepers, gardeners, service team, and Explorars’ signature ‘Foodies’ and ‘Crew’, gathered almost all from the local community for the “Spirit of Hospitality Master’s Class” led by Dr Scott.

Explorar GM, George Newling-Ward, said of the training, “Dr Scott’s Spirit of Hospitality Workshop works with the team whilst recognising the hard and soft skills that are required in the hospitality industry in order to preserve and prosper.”

“Our objective was to identify opportunities to exceed customers’ expectations and create positive memory-making moments that surprise and delight guests.” said Dr Smith.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is one of Asia’s most exciting and newest hotel brands; Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook is the first resort to open its doors, with Explorar Treehouses El Nido opening slated for 2024. The brand has signed a Master Franchise agreement with Stand Out Hotels, for strategic growth in North America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Their mission is to give the guest an authentic local experience of each destination in a fun, comfortable, connected and socially inspired space. The Explorar Hotels & Resorts offer travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each of their destinations from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a team that makes exploring and enjoying the destination easy using their local knowledge with everything at your fingertips.

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook Opens its Doorway to Paradise on 01 December 2021

Discover the new and whimsical world of Explorar with the highly anticipated opening of Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook on 01 December 2021, located on the western coast of Trang, the unexploited island of Koh Mook is a gateway to amazingwater caves, secluded beaches and unforgettable experiences. 

The resort features a mix of 23 beachfront, sea view villas and bungalows, an all-day dining restaurant complete with a beach-shack bar and pool, private beach spa salas, and a crew who are experts in Koh Mook local activities, hidden gems and experiences.

Featuring jaw-dropping beachfront sea views and unbeatable access to white sand turquoise waters, the unique range of villas and rustic-bungalows offer uninterrupted sea views, vibrant colourful decor, local amenities and full connectivity for the discerning traveller.

In line with Explorar’s DNA, regional cuisine is sourced from local fishermen, farmers and markets. The restaurant and beach bar provides guests with local Thai flavours whilst being comfortable, social and eclectic all at the same time; it also features one of Thailands most ‘Instagramable’ sunset vistas right in view.

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook is the base for exploring this incredible destination. Crew are the concierge or local guides, and they know the best places to go, when and where – this is then shared with guests by the ‘walls of discovery’ located in The Exchange, the centre hub for guests to access, trade travel stories and share their knowledge for the next explorer.

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook celebrates this auspicious occasion with a special Sea, Sun, Sand Opening Offer‘ includes a stay in an Island Bungalow inclusive of breakfast, and 3-course dinner for two* each evening starting at THB 2,900 net per night. *Dinner is food only, for stays from now – 31 October 2022.

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 65 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.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts recently launched with its first resort, Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook. Opening December 2021, the resort will provide guests with a genuinely untouched, pure island paradise experience. With bungalows and villas located right on the white sandy beach, an open-air restaurant offering authentic Thai cuisine alongside a ‘feet in the sand’ sunset beach bar.

“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.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts portfolio currently comprises: 

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook

Explorar Treehouses El Nido

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

Gm Appointment For Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, Opening Dec 21.

George Newling-Ward has been appointed as the general manager of the Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, located on the stunning coast of Trang in southern Thailand, due to open in December 2021. George, originally from England, brings 20 years of hospitality experience to the unique island resort, which boasts a mix of 25 beachfront and sea view villas and bungalows, an all-day dining restaurant, a beach-shack bar & pool, and private beach spa salas.

Before joining Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, George was positioned as lodge manager for Anurak Community Lodge in Khao Sok, Surat Thani, a 21 key award-winning sustainable eco-lodge set in one of Thailands most beautiful and diverse National Parks. George also has a strong food & beverage history with roles as Executive Chef at Impiana Resort Patong Beach Phuket, and Executive Sous Chef at the Bitter End Yacht Club BVI.

“we’re excited to appoint George for this General Managers role, a dynamic and positive individual with a background of remote and off the grid experiences” Said Scot Toon, MD The Pavilions Group.

“Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be our first resort to launch under The Pavilions Groups’ new hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts; we trust that Georges’ strength in hospitality operations will elevate the experience guests will receive when visiting this stunning location, along with developing this exciting new brand with us” he continued.

The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts proudly announced the launch of its new and highly anticipated hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, with its first resort – Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook in June 2021. Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a crew that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy, utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.

“I’m very proud to be leading the first property to join the Explorar brand. Koh Mook is a unique and special location, the island features a delicate balance of adventure and scenary; the perfect destination for the intripped explorer. Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will be a hub of local knowledge and culture, celebrated local cuisine, and a launch pad for sustainable initiatives.” Said George.

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will open its refurbished doors in December 2021.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is looking to develop within Asia and Europe both into urban and resorts locations and offers 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.

Asia’s Newest Hotel Brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, Launches In Koh Mook, Thailand.

Leading international boutique hotel group, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts proudly announces the launch of its new and highly anticipated hotel brand, Explorar Hotels & Resorts, with its first resort – Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook, opening in December 2021. An incredible 25 key resort located on an unspoilt stretch of private sandy beach on the peninsula of Koh Mook Island in Southern Thailand’s secluded province of Trang.

The brand name, ‘Explorar’ meaning ‘Explore’ in Spanish, was inspired by the heritage of one of the worlds first great explorers, Christopher Colombus, who first started traversing and uncovering new lands in the 15th century.

Explorar will offer hotels and resorts a new vibrant energy; ‘The Exchange’, a social space where the lobby or reception used to be is now a place to exchange information, to grab something to eat, a local snack or something more, to talk about tales of adventures over a cocktail or local brew with other guests or one of Explorars’ crew members.
Focused on engaging socially with guests and the world through the Explorar website and social media platforms, Explorar hotels online exchange will allow guests to interact and gather information or ask questions about other Explorar hotels’ locations or find a restaurant recommendation; an organic forum.

The crew at each hotel or resort are a small and dynamic team of local experts who will work across multiple areas. Building relationships with guests and providing insight into the destination, and assisting guests where needed in a hotel experience that is easy and uncomplicated, where everything is within reach for guests to help themselves.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts offers travellers the opportunity to explore and experience each destination from a vibrant, comfortable and fun base, with a crew that makes traversing and enjoying the destination easy, utilising their local knowledge of the area with everything being available at the guests’ fingertips.

The experience is tailored towards the millennial traveller who seeks a space to socialise, connect with local experiences, enjoy easy and fun living whilst being a truly memorable experience that provides value to the community.

“Exploring new lands and bringing home great stories invigorates our brand to give our guests authentic and local experiences to create their own stories and tell others of their incredible adventures. It is wonderful to bring our first location to this new brand, with Koh Mook offering so much for the traveller to discover.” Scot Toon, MD Asia, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts.

Guests will be spoilt for activities in the resort and adventures within the surrounding areas. Spa Sala’s dotted through the island landscape to imbibe in traditional Thai spa treatments, with the sound of the ocean lapping on the beach and tall palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze eases the days exploring away. The lobby and social spaces will become an exchange of local knowledge with its ‘Walls of Discovery’, a place for guests to share their stories and experiences, to pass on to the next traveller looking to explore Koh Mook and create their own memories.

Koh Mook Island is one of Thailand’s hidden gems. It lies between Trang and Krabi on the west coast of southern Thailand, providing panoramic views of the Andaman sea, with Koh Lanta to its North and Koh Lipe to its South. Renowned for its Emerald Cave – where the only way to enter is to swim under a dark limestone cave to finally reach a magical hidden and secret beach- it also allows visitors to participate in natural activities such as dugong observation or scuba diving in some of the clearest waters of the Kingdom.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is looking to develop within Asia and Europe both into urban and resorts locations and offers 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.

Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook will open its doors to guests after an extensive upgrade on December 2021.

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.

Headquartered in Phuket, Thailand the Explorar Hotels & Resorts brand launched in Q2 2021 with Explorar Pawapi Koh Mook becoming the first property to join the highly anticipated hotel group.

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

PR & Marketing Contact: Tim Sargeant, Group Director of Marketing, The Pavilions Group. [email protected]