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Development

JOINING EXPLORAR HOTELS & RESORTS 

It has never been easier to be a part of the Explorar Hotels & Resorts family, with unique management models including Full-Franchise and HMA models available for hotel owners as well as industry-first Light franchise ‘Subscription model’.

Based on in-depth market research, thorough analysis of data and mutually agreed objectives with owners, we develop a tailor-made concept for each hotel and provide access to our

tools and experienced teams for project and preopening management, operational processes, sales & digital marketing, revenue management as well as unique F&B and event planning.

There is nothing that we offer that we have not tested successfully on our own hotels and resorts.

LIGHT FRANCHISE MODEL  

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.

FULL FRANCHISE MODEL 

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.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT (HMA) 

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.

innovation labs

Developed and operated by in-house teams of international experts, working with specialists from other industries to ensure that we offer the latest trends and innovations to your guests.

EXPLORAR F&B

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.

EVENTS BY EXPLORAR

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.

SALES & REVENUE MANAGMENT

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.

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Leadership

IT’S AN ACTION, NOT A POSITION.

With a history of success, we have built a growing team of seasoned professionals to lead, develop and motivate our teams to deliver experiences at each hotel beyond guest expectations and deliver positive results to our partners and community.

corporate team
Gordon Oldham

Gordon Oldham

Co-Founder, Chairman

With extensive experience as a hotel developer and owner, founding The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts as well a owner and Managing Partner of OLN Law, one of Hong Kong’s leading law firm’s, Gordon provides key entrepreneurial leadership to the organisation.

Niels Huby

Co-Founder, CEO

Niels has been in South East Asia for nine years working as a consultant in security and economic intelligence sectors as well as managing complex projects for extractive companies. A relatively newcomer in the hospitality industry, Niels is responsible for overseeing the growth of Explorar Hotels & Resorts.

Tim Sargeant

Co-Founder, CMO

With over 10 years of Hotel & Resort marketing, Tim provides key direction and initiative in developing the Explorar brand and marketing strategy. Tim’s dynamic approach, skills and knowledge are key to Explorar Hotels & Resorts success as the Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder.

Pieter Willaert

Director of Development

With over 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Pieter began as a Publisher for leading travel trade publications in Belgium & Luxemburg, Travel Magazine, and built his career path to Group Director of Sales & Marketing for a Thai hotel group with hotels in Thailand and Laos. A veteran in South East Asia with a stronghold in connections, Pieter is a crucial mechanism in the development and growth of Explorar Hotels & Resorts.
Graphic Designer

Pattaraporn Phechlorlean

Creative Design Manager

Known by her nick-name, Khun Fon, Fon brings over 10 years of graphics, branding, advertising and concept design experience to the table. Fon is an important member of the Explorar Hotels & Resorts corporate team working closely with the marketing team, driving brand concepts, guidelines and development. Her skills and knowledge play a critical role as Creative Designer Manager.
hotel & Resort team

Adam Boulton

General Manager |  Explorar Koh Samui

With over a decade in the hospitality field in General Manager and leadership positions, Adams unique approach leads in both creating a people-focused culture within the team whilst ensuring the guest’s needs and experience are realised with care.

Radanat Butakhiaw

Area Director of Sales

 

Khun Pick brings over 20 years of sales & marketing experience to lead the sales team. Based in Koh Samui, Khun Pick looks after both Explorar Koh Samui & Explorar Koh Phangan properties and is excited to showcase our unique offerings to future guests.

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Who We Are

A HOTEL BRAND THAT MAKES TRAVEL AUTHENTIC AND SOCIAL FOR THE INTREPID EXPLORER

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is an innovative and genuine hospitality brand dedicated to a new way of travelling; blending leisure, remote working, relaxation and discovery. We provide a modern cultural getaway for friends, couples and digital nomads seeking to
Explore, Exchange and Exhale.

our paths

Explore

Let our stylish hotels be your base while discovering unique destinations. Our teams offer modern authentic twists to explore local cultures far from the beaten paths.

exchange

We design our hotels to foster exchange, allowing guests to truly engage with our crew, local communities and build new friendships in dedicated spaces and coworking areas.

exhale

Everyone needs a calming breath of fresh air from time to time to relax, reflect and recharge. This is the core of our philosophy, from our signature wellness concept to paying it forward to local communities.

our team & communities

The three paths to Explorar start with our crew and surrounding communities. No business can be successful without the empowered involvement of its team. We are in an industry that emphasises feelings and personal touch. Only a honest connection and care with our people can provide exceptional experiences for our guests.

We encourage our team to explore new ideas of service and working standards, with the goal of creating an open culture of exchange and inclusion. Local communities are the foundations on which our hotels are built on. From partnership with young local artists, sourcing organic vegetables from farmers to long term collaboration with communities to build a more sustainable and inclusive tourism industry, we are always looking to grow and prosper together.

the exchange

Coming soon

At the heart of our properties lies The Exchange, our signature co-working space dedicated to long-term Explorar residents and digital nomad communities.

Designed for functionality and productivity, The Exchange is equipped with supercharged wifi, meeting rooms and private booths, comfortable working spaces and complimentary local & organic coffee and tea. A place conceived to stimulate and foster social interaction among Explorar quests and the nearby digital nomad community who can access our membership programmes.

development enquiries

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN EXPLORAR HOTEL?

It has never been easier to be a part of the Explorar Hotels & Resorts family, with unique management models including Full-Franchise and HMA models available for hotel owners as well as industry-first Light franchise ‘Subscription model’.

Based on in-depth market research, thorough analysis of data and mutually agreed objectives with owners, we develop a tailor-made concept for each hotel and provide access to our tools and experienced teams for project and preopening management, operational processes, sales & digital marketing, revenue management as well as unique F&B and event planning.

 

There is nothing we offer that we have not tested successfully on our own hotels and resorts.

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.

EXPLORAR KOH PHANGAN
Located in Haad Rin Nai Beach on Thailand’s renowned Koh Phangan, where time stands still and natural beauty shines.
NOW OPEN
EXPLORAR KOH SAMUI
Located in the vibrant location of Bo Phut, home to Samui’s famed Fisherman’s Village, Explorar Koh Samui prides itself on an indulgent peaceful escape with an Adults only environment, stunning views & sunrise vistas, stylish and contemporary suites and villas, regional and local cuisine and tranquil afternoon sunset poolside experiences.
NOW OPEN
EXPLORAR TREEHOUSES EL NIDO
Designed by the award-winning design team, Underwood, an experience like no other awaits where luxury meets nature with spectacular Treehouses set in the lush tropical forest in El Nido, Palawan Island.
Opening 2024
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EXPLORE, EXCHANGE, EXHALE.

who we are

EXPLORE, EXCHANGE, EXHALE.

Explorar Hotels & Resorts is an innovative and genuine hospitality brand dedicated to a new way of travelling; blending leisure, remote working, relaxation and discovery. We provide a modern cultural getaway for friends, couples and digital nomads seeking to
Explore, Exchange and Exhale.

we are unique

EXPLORE

Let our stylish hotels be your base while discovering unique destinations. Our teams offer modern authentic twists for discovering local cultures far from the beaten paths. 

EXCHANGE

We design our hotels to foster exchange, allowing guests to truly engage with our crew, local communities and build new friendships in dedicated spaces and coworking areas.

EXHALE

Everyone needs a calming breath of fresh air from time to time to relax, reflect and recharge. This is the core of our philosophy, from our signature wellness concept to paying it forward to local communities.

For the communities

Local communities are the foundations on which our hotels are built on. From partnership with young local artists, sourcing organic vegetables from farmers to long term collaboration with communities to build a more sustainable and inclusive tourism industry, we are always looking to grow and prosper together.

collect moments, not things