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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 

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This ‘industry first’ entry – level allows independent hotel owners to easily join a network of international hotels and gain access to Explorar’s database and PR reach. The hotel has access to our branding, touchpoints, a dedicated microsite with a full analytics suite, loyalty programmes, PR inclusions, EDM inclusions, tradeshow representation at group attendance and property reviews.

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Our full franchise model offers hotel owners to benefit from the renowned Explorar brand with more flexibility to manage their hotel. All of the benefits of the light model are included with increased distribution frequency of PR and EDMs. Our dedicated sales & marketing teams will increase your exposure and revenues through a wide network of international travel agents and cutting-edge offline and digital marketing tools.

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Let Explorar Hotels & Resorts do all the heavy work! After a thorough audit, our team of pre-opening professionals will develop a tailored-made strategy to rebrand your property into an Explorar and reduce your operating costs. A unique concept for your hotel will be developed by our events and F&B teams making your hotel a vibrant hotspot that attracts a wider clientele. Revenue management, marketing, digital marketing & sales functions are led by our international and regional specialists to deliver analytical backed results and increased profits.

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Our in-house culinary team supported by a wide network of established chefs and the trendiest mixologists can redevelop your hotels’ F&B offerings. From contemporary fusion dishes inspired by local flavours to wood-fire ovens imported straight from Italy and vegan options grown on nearby farms, our team can set inspirational menus for your outlets. New concepts and pop-up events developed by our established network, all of them with their own followings and audiences, will not only bring in new clientele and maximize your hotel exposure but will ultimately drive your F&B revenue.

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Whether it is bringing in Djs or trendy artists, culinary pop-up events or an entire circus to your property, the Explorar event crew has done it all. Based on the occasion and your objectives, we strive for the next creative event to make your property the new ‘talked about’ destination of the town.

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We are an innovation lab for revenue and data development. Our teams are continually identifying and analyzing data with our in-house proprietary processes. This allows our specialists at HQ to develop for your property a tailor-made strategy blending our strong network of travel agent partners, traditional offline marketing and the latest tools in social media and digital platforms. This ensures strong revenue maximization.