Chinese hotel group to expand in Thailand

Chinese hospitality group Plateno’s upscale brand Portofino brand is expanding in Thailand. In March 2016, the Portofino Chiang Mai Business Park will open as the company's second property in the country after the 7 Days Inn in Chiang Mai.

Plateno also recently signed a long-term master franchise agreement with Aspira Hospitality to roll out multiple 7 Days-branded Hotels across the country.

When it opens next year, Portofino Chiang Mai will be close to to the new business park convention center, commercial complex and 20 minutes from the airport. The hotel has 122 guestrooms.

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