Category archives for: PROPERTY & BUSINESS

The many retirements of Barry Kenyon

The many retirements of Barry Kenyon

by Francis Ortiz

It was just one job after another, he says

UK expat Barry Kenyon has had so many jobs in Pattaya that he has almost lost count. He started off teaching English as a second language in the 1990s and then started Pattaya bridge club which he sold in 2001. For many years he was [...]

High Season! What High Season?

High Season!  What High Season?

This is the second year in a row that Pattaya and the Eastern Seaboard have seen a relatively tame high season as concerns the local real estate market, on the surface anyway.
No booming sales and all the Thai property buyers have all but disappeared leaving us with a condo boom that has lost 50 percent [...]

Hilton Hua Hin on the market

Hilton Hua Hin on the market

Hilton Hua Hin is for sale, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s Hotels and Hospitality Group, the exclusive brokering agent. The hotel, with 298 rooms, each with sea views, is on about 15 rai of freehold beachfront property in downtown Hua Hin.
In addition to two popular restaurants–the Hua Hin Brewing Company and a rooftop restaurant with [...]

Sea Saran launched

Sea Saran launched

Michael Jame, managing director, Sea Saran Condominium and Lawrence Knowles, sales director, Compass Real Estate welcomed guests to Compass Condo Centre Pattaya for a party marking the launch of the luxury project. Sea Saran is about 250 meters from the beach in Bang Saray. Prices start at 899,000 baht.  For information visit www.seasarancondo.com.

UK Budget 2014 – Pensions

UK Budget 2014 – Pensions

Introduction and article quoted from Brooklands Pensions
The UK government’s spring budget has signalled its intent to dramatically reform the way in which members of UK registered pension schemes take benefits.
The key message from Chancellor George Osborne is flexibility; budget 2014 announces “radical reforms to give people greater freedom over how they access their pension savings [...]

Buying an Existing Business in Thailand

Buying an Existing Business in Thailand

by: Magna Carta Law Office

What are the pros and cons of buying an existing business in Thailand vs. starting a new business?
Buying an existing business can provide considerable benefits over starting a new business. But before you take over an existing business or start a new one, you should fully understand all the downsides [...]

The Big Bridge Lift

The Big Bridge Lift

Tulip Group threw a party at the Centara Grand Phratamnak to celebrate the bridge connecting the hotel and condominium of Waterfront Suites & Residences. Media and guests were on hand to witness the big bridge lift on their site at the Bali Hai Marina.

The Cruz at Grande Caribbean – Where Holidays Become Homes

The Cruz at  Grande Caribbean – Where Holidays Become Homes

Pattaya has become Thailand’s premier holiday destination and one of the world’s top beach resorts. In recent years, it has diversified as it has grown and now boasts many five-star facilities including shopping malls, restaurants, schools, hospitals and lavish entertainment and sports opportunities.
The Cruz at Grande Caribbean takes the concept of holiday homes to the [...]

Holiday Inn Pattaya points to the future

Holiday Inn Pattaya points to the future

New GM Kate Gerits exudes great confidence
by Barry Kenyon
Appointed only weeks ago, Australian business executive Kate Gerits is still settling in to her new job as general manager of the 4.5-star Holiday Inn Pattaya. There’s no doubt it’s a plum job with a bright future. The family-friendly hotel on North Pattaya Beach Road is riding [...]

Political Protests and Thailand’s Economic Boom!

Political Protests and Thailand’s Economic Boom!

Political protests and economic boom in the same headline. Did I just write that?
It was just a few weeks ago that I shared the statistics over these past years of political unrest showing them as having not affected the tourism industry more than .24 percent (a quarter of one percent!) at any particular time, and [...]

16 - 31 March 2014

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