HOMA Phuket Town Partners with Bangkok Hospital to Drive Medical Tourism

Phuket, Thailand: September 28, 2021 – Leading co-living project HOMA Phuket Town has formed an important new partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to attract more international medical tourists to Phuket and boost inbound arrivals to the island through the Phuket Sandbox program.

Under the new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), HOMA Phuket Town will work together with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, a world-class medical facility in Phuket, to offer personalized packages for patients that combine affordable self-catering accommodation with medical services. Thailand is a global hub for the medical tourism industry, and this new cooperation will again position Phuket as an ideal destination to welcome overseas patients as the world starts to travel again.

HOMA signs MOU with Bangkok Hospital Phuket
HOMA signs MOU with Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Bangkok Hospital Phuket specializes in three key areas: sustaining well-being, beauty, to complex surgeries – all of which are attractive to international medical tourists from Thailand’s main target markets. Guests who use the Phuket Sandbox to visit Thailand can now upgrade their relaxing, residential stay at HOMA Phuket Town with professional consultations and treatments from the expert doctors and therapists at Bangkok Hospital Phuket, operated by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), one of the most prestigious hospital networks in the Asia Pacific region. HOMA will also provide long-term accommodation to full-time employees and visiting doctors from Bangkok Hospital Phuket.

HOMA Phuket Town has crafted a dedicated package that allows its tenants to enjoy a virtual consultation with doctors, from the comfort of their spacious, fully-furnished apartment. A selection of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units have been specially adapted to aid rest and recuperation, with an integrated connection to Bangkok Hospital’s CareConnect Centre. CareConnect is state-of-the-art personalized patient care by virtue of the so-called Internet of Medical Things technology (IoMT), along with professional health monitoring and analysis by a multidisciplinary team–the first to blaze a trail in Thailand. Bangkok Hospital Phuket recently received a Top Award in the Global Health Asia-Pacific Awards 2021, Awarded Heart and Vascular Service Provider of the Year by the advent of IoMT CareConnect.

CareConnect device available at HOMA's Studio Heal
CareConnect device available at HOMA’s Studio Heal

Every guest’s recovery will be enhanced by HOMA’s upscale hotel-style facilities, which include an infinity pool, a fitness center, yoga area, café, and restaurant, all supported by professional hospitality services including a “HOMA Host”, laundry, housekeeping, and 24-hour reception. HOMA Phuket Town also immerses visitors in nature, with verdant gardens and native trees, while advanced air conditioning and “Low E” glass help to regulate the internal temperature of each unit and provide a better quality of living. Finally, a bright co-working space and complimentary Wi-Fi allow executives and entrepreneurs to stay connected with their colleagues or clients.

Luca Dotti, Founder, and Managing Director at HOMA said:

“I am delighted to announce our new MoU with Bangkok Hospital Phuket. HOMA Phuket Town is a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding place to enjoy an extended vacation. By blending our affordable, eco-friendly accommodation with the professional services of Bangkok Hospital Phuket, our new packages will allow guests to rest and recuperate in a stylish setting, while also supporting the recovery of Thailand’s tourism industry,”

Luca Dotti, Founder, and Managing Director at HOMA, and Dr. Chatchai Charoensri, Director of Bangkok Hospital Phuket
[L-R] Luca Dotti, Founder, and Managing Director at HOMA, and Dr. Chatchai Charoensri, Director of Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Director of Bangkok Hospital Phuket, Dr. Chatchai Charoensri, added:

“Thailand is one of the world’s leading medical tourism destinations, attracting patients from all around the world. With travelers now even more aware of health and wellness, we believe that this sector will continue to grow in the coming years. At Bangkok Hospital, we offer world-leading medical services to our international clientele, so we need like-minded partners we can trust to care for our patients just like we do. In HOMA, we believe we have found the perfect accommodation provider.”

Under the Phuket Sandbox program, fully vaccinated visitors from over 70 countries and territories worldwide can fly directly to the island for quarantine-free vacations. As part of the partnership with Bangkok Hospital Phuket, guests will be offered regular PCR tests during their stay at HOMA Phuket Town.

Prior to the pandemic, Thailand was the fifth largest medical tourism market in the world, earning about US$ 589 million from the sector in 2017, according to a report from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). This success is being driven by forward-thinking companies like BDMS, which provides only top-tier health services to patients from around the world. Its extensive network of 49 hospitals in Thailand and Cambodia provides 8,600 beds and employs over 12,000 doctors and 8,000 nurses. With revenues of more than THB 10 billion for two consecutive years and prestigious honors such as the Thailand Corporate Excellence Award 2020, BDMS is an organization that consistently demonstrates excellence in all areas of its business.

Bangkok Hospital Phuket is located in the heart of the island. Bangkok Hospital Phuket is only 400m away from HOMA Phuket Town, while the other two hospitals are located within a five minutes drive radius.

The medical tourism packages at HOMA Phuket Town are available to book from 27th September to 31st October 2021, for stays taken between 15th October 2021 and 30th June 2022. Rates start from just THB 34,000 for a two-week stay!

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HOMA is a leader in the provision of full-service, co-living apartments that offer affordable, design-led accommodation. Helping residents to “Live A Better Life”, HOMA’s projects are modern, sustainable, and community-focused with short- or long-term rental options. Each fully-furnished apartment features the facilities of a four-star hotel and professional hospitality services, including a “HOMA Host”, laundry, housekeeping, and 24-hour reception. HOMA currently has three projects in Thailand with six more in the pipeline and plans to expand into other markets across the Asia Pacific region in the coming years. To learn more, please visit www.homa.co.

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