Phuket resort DoubleTree Resort by Hilton—Surin Beach opens

The Hilton group has just opened its first DoubleTree property in Phuket, a 250-roomer (just 24 kilometers from Phuket International Airport), DoubleTree Resort by Hilton—Surin Beach with rates starting at B3,750 (S$150).

Formerly the Courtyard by Marriott, the rebranded four-story hotel has three food and beverage outlets—Asia Alive (an all-day dining eatery), The Boardwalk (their poolside bar) and retail store, The Food Store—a fitness club and lagoon-style pools.

There are 310 DoubleTree locations worldwide and the brand is well-known for presenting warm chocolate chip cookies to guests as welcome gifts. Hilton has six Thailand properties and plans to launch another, DoubleTree by Hilton, Sukhumvit Bangkok in 2013.

For more information, head to the DoubleTree by Hilton website.