Thais are coming to appreciate the luxury of staying at the beach resorts of the south.
The resort chain Ocean Beach, founded in the 1980s, has expanded into new areas with an emphasis on luxury and privacy.
But as Thailand’s economy has recovered, it has been struggling to keep pace with the demand for accommodation, which has increased by nearly 100 percent in the past year.
The influx of new arrivals has led to rising demand for luxury accommodation, said Pham Vanhong, Ocean Beach’s president.
“We are working on accommodating all the guests,” she said.
“But for now, we can only offer a basic standard of accommodation.”
As a result, Ocean Bayshas a tough time maintaining its occupancy rates.
According to the government’s own data, the resort chain has been forced to increase the amount of rooms in its hotels by an average of 300 rooms per week, a number that’s been going up steadily since the start of the year.
While many resort rooms are comfortable, many guests find it hard to stay there long.
“People feel like they can’t afford to stay longer than a day,” said Phanatak Suratchaiyew, who has lived in Ocean Beach for the past decade.
“The hotel is so packed.
So many guests don’t have enough space.”
Ocean Beach has been criticized for making a profit from its properties.
In 2014, the company was fined by the Thai government for misusing public funds, which was subsequently reduced to a fine of $3 million.
But in 2015, it was fined for not paying the minimum wage.
Last month, the government also revoked Ocean Beach Resort’s license and banned its membership.
“Our resorts are being squeezed,” said Suratchanan.
“In a way, they’re forced to close because of our situation.”
Ocean Beach has also faced an increase in hotel occupancy over the past two years.
According, the number of rooms booked each month rose by 3 percent, from 1,639 to 2,823.
However, this year, Ocean-Beach Resort is expecting to see a drop in occupancy, as the influx of guests has reduced the number and size of rooms available.
But there’s another issue at play.
While there’s a huge demand for oceanfront accommodation in Bangkok, most hotels aren’t built for people with the average age of 72.
That means the majority of guests at Ocean Beach have to sleep in the hotel rooms that are set up for adults.
For people like Suratchamak, who is 61 years old, staying in the Ocean BAYS is a necessity.
“The resort was built for my generation,” he said.
Suratchamaks family used to be a small-time hotel owner, but he is now working to change that.
“This is a life-changing experience for me,” he explained.
“It’s not just about being able to relax and have fun, it’s also about being comfortable.
I need to have that feeling of being safe, and being able the room I’m staying in.”
Despite the difficulties that the Ocean beach resorts are experiencing, many people are choosing to stay in Ocean BayS instead.
According to a recent survey conducted by the Tourism Ministry, over 85 percent of hoteliers and property owners across Thailand are confident that their resorts will keep their occupancy rates in line.
According the Tourism Department, the resorts’ occupancy rates are currently above 50 percent.
The number of guests staying at Ocean Baeys has also increased, though it remains low compared to other hotels.
Despite this, Pham says she and her husband are still planning on staying at their Ocean Beach property.
She said that she hopes that Ocean Beach resorts will not only remain in business, but also expand their range of facilities in the future.
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