30 Jun, 2015
BANGKOK, 29 June, 2015 – Hotel management consultancy Unicorn Hospitality has signed an agreement to manage Maekok River Village Resort in Chiang Mai for global sales and marketing, as the company continues its growth by focusing on representing small and medium-sized boutique hotels and resorts in Thailand.
Maekok River Village Resort in Chiang Mai is a 36-room eco-lodge located on the banks of the Maekok River two hours outside of Chiang Mai, specialising in soft adventure nature escapes and authentic Thai experiences for families and independent travellers.
“Maekok River Village Resort is an absolute treasure,” said Unicorn Hospitality Founder and Managing Director Yann Gouriou. “What they offer lies at the very heart of Thailand’s hospitality industry which is a genuine and absolutely authentic experience. It is natural, peaceful and offers a whole host of activities for families and individual travellers to enjoy and we look forward to launching this around the world.”
Maekok River Village Resort is well-suited to families with interconnecting rooms and a swimming pool to compliment the natural surrounds and traditional rural and river ways of life, offering visitors a unique insight into Thailand and its culture. The resort also offers camps for schools.
Maekok River Village Resort also has a long history of community service programmes that focus on poorly funded schools, raising money for the construction or refurbishment of facilities, contributing to 130 projects at 25 schools in 10 years for a combined value of THB20 million, plus the arrangement of sponsorships that help dozens of disadvantaged families.
The addition of the resort continues an impressive start to business by Unicorn who just launched in January this year and have quickly won a series of accounts including Kalara Hotels and Resorts in Koh Samui and Japanese holistic brand RICE FORCE.
“Our approach is a little different and I think that is being recognised,” added Mr Gouriou. “We have a very people-focused philosophy and we feel that the boutique end of the market is currently underserved and squeezed to a large extent by dominant online travel agents.
“We are doing our small part to help them and change that by focusing on providing a direct booking platform with customers through creative marketing activities.”