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12 Nov, 2020

From sports cars to boutique hotels: Lamborghini eyes its first luxury property in Phuket

11 November 2020 – Tonino Lamborghini, the legendary Italian brand famous for its luxurious products and designs, has unveiled plans to launch its inaugural hotel project on the idyllic Thai island of Phuket in collaboration with Utopia Corporation.

Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be set directly on Chalong Bay, on Phuket’s secluded southeast coast

Scheduled to welcome guests in 2023, Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket will be located on the beachfront at Chalong Bay. This low-rise retreat is the vision of Alexander Wong, founder of Alexander Wong Architects, who considers Phuket to be the “Miami of Asia”.
Guests will be welcomed in a Glamour Lobby that features slatted rosewood LED screens to provide a dramatic first impression. The collection of 39 suites and 7 villas boast designer furnishings and abstract artworks. Its Red Pool will embrace the best elements of a chic Floridian beach club. The Miami restaurant will offer a contemporary menu and a colourful ceiling inspired by the French post-impressionist painter, Henri Rousseau.
For travellers who want to experience the authentic heritage of Phuket, the Chalong Bay Rum Distillery is just moments and offers tours and workshops, while Phuket’s Old Town, with its classic Sino-Portuguese architecture and lively markets, is a short drive away. Chalong Bay is also a popular spot for water sports such as kite-surfing.

Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, CEO & Vice President, Tonino Lamborghini Company

Mr. Tonino Lamborghini, President & Founder, Tonino Lamborghini Company

“After the opening of our branded hotels in Suzhou, Kunshan and Huangshi, the launch of a real estate project in China, and our latest residence project in Brazil, the partnership with Utopia Corporation for the development of the Tonino Lamborghini Boutique Hotel Phuket represents another great milestone for us in the hospitality industry,” said Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini, CEO & Vice President, Tonino Lamborghini Company.
“Our goal is to bring a branded Tonino Lamborghini experience to the best places worldwide, and soon we will bring the Tonino Lamborghini spirit to Phuket: one of the world’s finest tourist destinations. Together with Utopia, we will strive to offer a new concept of hospitality. Our clientele will feel the values of our family’s DNA and heritage, Italian spirit, extreme attention-to-detail, and the energy that Tonino Lamborghini brand transmits. 

As my father always says; ‘If I cannot give you Italy, I will give you Its feeling!’”
Commented Mr. Hachi Yin, Chief Executive Officer, Utopia Corporation, “It is indeed an honour to introduce this famous Italian name to Thailand’s hotel industry for the first time. I am confident that our partnership will usher in an exciting new era for Phuket’s tourism industry, allowing us to attract new markets.”

The hotel is expected to start construction in August 2021, with completion expected by July 2023. A grand opening is slated for November 2023.

Established in 2015, Utopia Corporation today claims to be one of the largest real estate developers in Phuket, with a collection of hospitality, residential, commercial and entertainment projects across the island, along with architecture, design, development, engineering, construction and hotel operation services. It operates three own-branded hotels in Phuket: Utopia Kata, Utopia Loft, and Utopia Naiharn, which was named as Asia’s “Top Emerging Hotel” in the Now Travel Asia Awards.