Jun 162011

WORD ON PHUKET HOSPITALITY AWARDS: Luxury Phuket hotel Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga has won the Asia Pacific Hotel Awards 2011 for ” Best Small Hotel” and “Best Sustainable Hotel” in the Thailand and Asia Pacific categories.

The win for the Phuket hotel means the resort will now go on to compete against other regional winners from Africa, the Americas, Arabia and Europe.

Aleenta Phuket Phang Nga founder and managing director Ms Anchalee said they were thrilled with the awards, which was testament to the team’s hard work since opening in 2006.

Aleenta won the Best Sustainable Hotel award due to its environmentally friendly practices, which include a coral reef regeneration program and active participation in nurturing endangered leatherback turtles, which were once numerous in Phuket, but have faced dramatic declines in population over recent years.

See the Google map below for the resort’s location in north Phuket