PHUKET, Thailand (3 July 2009) "” Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is the intelligent choice for a business retreat this summer, thanks to a 'Smart Meetings' package that makes rooms available starting at THB 2,500 (US $73) per night "” 60 percent off the THB 6,200 (US $182) rack rate.

For twin share, the deal is sweeter "” THB 3,000 (US $88) per night. Or, just THB 1,500 (US $44) per person.

The offer is for groups of delegates that book at least 10 Deluxe Garden View rooms or more at the posh seaside property before 31 August 2009 and check-in by 31 October 2009.

The full-day meeting package is THB 1,300 (US $38) per delegate, per day, inclusive of lunch, two coffee breaks and full use of a standard meeting room with all the amenities "” flip chart, whiteboard, pens, notepads, sound system, microphone, bottled water and mints.

"From our position on one of Asia's finest beaches to our stunning gardens with waterfalls and reflecting pools, there isn't a better environment in which to conduct a meeting," said Hansruedi Frutiger, the resort's general manager. "What's more, we've got the largest meeting and conference facilities in Phuket, so no request is too big."

The limited-time offer includes daily buffet breakfast, as well. A complimentary room is accorded for every 15 paying rooms. Twenty-percent discount is given on select food and beverage items and spa treatments.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Karon Beach Phuket is among the premier hotel properties in one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations. Its 159 suites and secluded villas are equipped with sundecks and outdoor rainforest showers, and most have their own plunge pools.

The main building offers 175 rooms, most with views of the azure Andaman Sea. All suites, villas and rooms reflect elements and traditions of Thai decor and design, while their location is second-to-none: 45 minutes from Phuket International Airport and within lush, tropical grounds.

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