Thailand’s BDMS halts Bumrungrad plan


The global economic slowdown caused by the pandemic and its effect on BH stock prices were cited as reasons for scrapping the plan, but another cause was strong opposition from BH shareholders that would have made it a contested takeover.

In related news, BH has teamed up with real estate developers to develop luxury wellness centres for wellness tourism. 66 villas will be first developed in Bang Kachao in Samut Prakan, near Bangkok. It is ultimately aiming to target international health and wellness travellers to Thailand.

BH is not the first healthcare operator to move into wellness centres in Thailand. Swiss health clinic operator, Clinique La Prairie , has partnered with hotel owner and operator Minor Hotels to open and operate a medi-spa at the Minor-owned The St. Regis Bangkok, under the MSpa International brand.

Covering two floors, the 1,000sq m medi-spa replaces the hotel’s existing Elemis spa and becomes Clinique La Prairie’s second opening outside of Switzerland, joining the recently opened Madrid city hub destination.

The medi-spa has 10 treatment rooms, four aesthetic medicine rooms, and four health and nutrition consultation spaces. The treatment menu will echo the offerings at the flagship clinic in Switzerland along with procedures designed exclusively for the medi-spa at The St. Regis Bangkok.



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