Artikel tagged “business”

  • WeWork opens up in Bangkok. What is WeWork?

    WeWork opens up in Bangkok. What is WeWork?

    “This will pave the way for WeWork’s unique proposition to connect two major groups within the WeWork community: corporations looking to innovate, and start-ups looking to grow and better establish their business.” WeWork has started operations in Thailand. So what is WeWork?

  • Central’s new Suvarnabhumi lifestyle centre set to open late August

    Central’s new Suvarnabhumi lifestyle centre set to open late August

    PHOTO: Central Pattana Central Village, a new luxury retail outlet situated near Suvarnabhumi International Airport, is 70% finished. Wallaya Chirathivat, deputy chief executive of Central Pattana, says the new lifestyle shopping precinct is scheduled to open on August 31.

  • German hotelier claims he paid 800,000 baht bribe to operate his unlicensed villa on Samui

    German hotelier claims he paid 800,000 baht bribe to operate his unlicensed villa on Samui

    PHOTOS: Channel 7 A German man has told investigators yesterday that he paid ‘some Thais’ 800,850 baht after they threatened to shut down his luxury villa during construction. 47 year old Ulrich Schmidt claims he was visited during the construction phase of his Best World Vision Villas project and he paid the ‘tea money’ in the belief it would allow him to operate his business unhindered. Channel 7 reports that since then he has been renting out rooms and operating the villa as a hotel

  • Transport Ministry and State Railways told to pay HK company 11.9 billion baht

    Transport Ministry and State Railways told to pay HK company 11.9 billion baht

    The long running issue of Bangkok’s ‘stonehenge’ has been resolved after the Supreme Administrative Court handed down its findings today over the disputed contract of the 60 kilometre link from central Bangkok to Don Mueang Airport. The Thai Ministry of Transport and the State Railway of Thailand have been dealt a costly blow after the Supreme Administrative Court today overturned the Administrative Court’s verdict and ordered the two state agencies pay almost 11.9 billion baht in compensation to the Hong Kong-based Hopewell Holdings Company for the termination of the Hopewell project – a 60 kilometre elevated highway and rail line from central Bangkok to Don Meuang international airport back in the 90s. Thai PBS reports that the compensation, plus another 500 million baht in bank guarantees put up by Hopewell Holdings Company, must be paid within 180 days of the verdict from the Supreme Administrative Court.

  • Phuket hotel watch – 3 months down, 9 to go in 2019

    Phuket hotel watch – 3 months down, 9 to go in 2019

    by Bill Barnett of C9Hotelworks.com At the beginning of the year Phuket’s tourism and hotel sector was cautiously optimistic after a strong first half of 2018 and humbling second half. Key terms that kept popping up were Mainland Chinese, Thai Baht Appreciation, Elections and Supply Concerns

  • Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    Massive 11 hotel project, surf club and waterpark for Kata, Phuket

    by Bill Barnett, C9Hotelworks.com Thai developer K.W. Plaza group has unveiled plans for a large-scale mixed-use project called The Beach Plaza on 15 rai, that will have 11 three and four star hotels with a total of 1.490 rooms.

  • Facebook: The engagement is over

    Facebook: The engagement is over

    Facebook, and why your posts aren’t being seen much anymore… If you’re posting on Facebook these days you’re likely getting a much lower response than in the past. There were the golden days of Facebook, say 4-8 years ago, when the followers just kept stacking up and the engagement was high.

  • Top Five things to consider if you’re buying a condo in Thailand

    Top Five things to consider if you’re buying a condo in Thailand

    Not quite a Top Ten but some good straight-talking about buying condominiums in Thailand from Desmond Hughes from Hughes Krupica … One of the most commonly read or spoken summary of foreign ownership of property in Thailand is along the lines of “Foreigners can buy a foreign freehold condominium in their name”. At this sentence, many foreign investors switch off, and assume that the rest of the detail provided by the author may be legal mumbo jumbo or a thinly veiled attempt to win their business.

  • Doubt over ‘majority support’ in survey about drilling near Si Thep historical park

    Doubt over ‘majority support’ in survey about drilling near Si Thep historical park

    Locals are up in arms about results from a public hearing into oil drilling project near the Si Thep historical park in Phetchabun province (just north of Bangkok). They are expressing doubt and concern over results of a public hearing that appear to show support for the project. Thai PBS reports that Mr.

  • Strong baht a concern for Thai hotel sector

    Strong baht a concern for Thai hotel sector

    by Bill Barnett Thailand’s baht performance against Asian currencies in 2018, was unmatched, with the exception of the Japanese yen. Commenting on the trend financial news Bloomberg have highlighted that in 2019, a further 4% in growth this year have it sitting at the top of the table.