Dear Players & Guests:

Sawadee krap and welcome to the 2023 Thailand Open!

On behalf of the Proud Group, APG and the entire Organizing Committee, we want to thank you for supporting our tournament and making the journey to Hua Hin. We sincerely hope that you find your stay with us to be comfortable and enjoyable.

Outside your time on the courts this week, we hope that you can experience some of the great things that Hua Hin can offer – delicious Thai food, afordable shopping, endless coastlines, fun attractions and of course relaxing Thai massage. We highly reccomend you to visit nearby BluPort Hua Hin Resort Mall, a one-stop-shop for all you may need such as a supermarket, pharmacy, cineplex and restaurants. Across the street from BluPort is the beautiful InterContinental Hotel, home to gourmet restaurants as well as one of many entry points to the Hua Hin beach coast.

Speaking of the InterContinental Hotel, please be our distinguished guests at the Player Party on Monday evening at 8pm. Dinner buffet and drinks will be served.

May this Player Guide provide you with all the relevant information pertaining to the Thailand Open. However, please do not hesitate to reach out to our tournament staff at the Holiday Inn Hotel or True Arena Sports Club should you have any questions or require any assistance whatsoever.

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Grant Carpio

Co-Tournament Directors


Paradorn Srichapan


Holiday Inn Vana Nava

Network: Holiday Inn

Password: (not required)

True Arena Hua Hin Club

Network: 2023ThailandOpen

Password: Huahin2023


Please pick up your pre-printed credentials at the Player Services Desk at Holiday Inn Vana Nava (L Floor).
For any credential-related requests or questions please email Eva at


The Official Tournament Hotel is Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin. Address: 129/129 Petchkasem Road, NongGar Hua Hin, Prachuabkirikhan 77110, Thailand

ฮอลิเดย์ อินน์ วานา นาวา หัวหิน 129/129 ถนนเพชรเกษม ตำบลหนองแก อำเภอหัวหิน จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์ 77110

Check – in: 3pm (early arrival subject to availability)
Check – out: 12pm
Late Check – out: 1pm (subject to availability)

Breakfast at Plamong Restaurant,  7 floor, available 6.30am – 11am

Gym, 6 floor, available 24/7

In Room Dining available 7.00am – 10.30pm

Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to True Arena, Bluport Mall, Clock Tower and Intercontinental Hotel Click HERE to view the Hotel brochure.

In case you want to use local “UBER EATS” app feel free to download the local “UBER” called GRAB. Using is very similar and you can pay cash as well.


F&B Group Discount by mentioning “WTA”:
15% Discount for Food & Beverages (non-alcohol) at Plamong Restaurant, Thalay Bar and Pool Bar
15% Discount at Tree Tea Spa (except packages and retails)
15% Discount for Food & Beverage (non-alcohol) at Vana Nava Sky BarPrivate

Physio treatment table available in the hotel gym (24 hours)
Please use the sign-up sheet located nearby the treatment table


Shuttle Service Schedule  

Please note that all time are subject to change. For the most updated schedule see the Player Services Desks at the Hotel and the Venue.

Hotel – Venue
Departure from the Ground Floor passenger loading area

Venue – Hotel
Departure next to the transportation desk at the front of True Arena

Departure booking information:
Please book your transportation back to Bangkok on WTAUNO at least 18 hours in advance.
For last minute bookings please send email to
It is reccomended to book your departure to Bangkok 6 hours prior to your flight.


True Arena Hua Hin Sports Club is located 10 min by car from the Hotel.
Address: 52 52 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110

Plexicushion Courts: Centre Court, Match Courts 1-2, Practice Courts 1-4
1 Floor: Player Restaurant, Stringing Service, Coach Locker Rooms
2 Floor: Player Services Desk, Tournament Director Office, WTA Office, Press Conference Room
3 Floor: Gym, Warm up Area, Stretching Room, Locker Rooms, PHCP, Tournament Physician


Practice booking, balls, towels and other information can be found at the Player Services Desk located on the second floor of True Arena.

Ball: Wilson Tour Premier

New practice balls and court priority will be in accordance to the WTA Rulebook.

Club Hours:
Wednesday 25 Jan – Friday 27 Jan: 9am – 6pm (last practice at 5pm)
Saturday 28 Jan – Sunday 29 Jan: 8am – END
Monday 30 Jan – Friday 3 Feb: 9am – END
Saturday 4 Feb – Sunday 5 Feb: TBC – END

Practice Schedule

Practice Courts: Eduardo Carrasco +66 96835 0057 / +34 619 33 46 54 (Whatsapp) –


Mandatory for all players.
Please refer to the shuttle schedule that will be posted at the Player Service Desks at True Arena and Hotel in due course.
Location: Hotel Intercontinental
Attire: Semi-Formal
Buffet dinner and drinks will be served.
InterContinental Hotel Website:


Stringing service by Wilson is located on the First Floor of True Arena.
Operation starts from Thursday 26 Jan and begins at 9am each day.
Stringing fee: USD 20 / THB 650 per racket paid in Cash or deducted from Prize Money.


Located at the Player Service Desk at Hotel (L Floor)
Fee: USD 11/bag (Hotel Laundry Bag)
Payment will be due at check-out.

Drop off before 10am: laundry will be delivered to your room by 6pm on the same day
Drop off after 10am: laundry will be delivered to your room by 12pm on the following day


Lunch and dinner is provided for all players plus one PST at the Player Restaurant located on the first floor of True Arena.
Serving times are as follows:
Thursday 26 Jan: 11am – 3pm
Friday 27 Jan: 11am – 5pm
Saturday 28 Jan – Sunday 5
Feb: Lunch: 11am – 3pm
Dinner: 5pm – 8pm
Lights and pasta station:
11am – 30 min after the last match


Top 4 Western Restaurants

Vana Nava sky bar and restaurant Featuring a menu of creative cocktails by renowned “ Mixsultant ” Joseph Boroski, along modern and creative Thai, Japanese and Mediterranean inspired Tapas and the views are a must see!
Adress: Holiday Inn

Laciana By The Sea Enjoy beachside Italian and Thai food. also vegetarian Friendly.
Address: Hua Hin Soi 3, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 12km
Operating hours: 12pm – 10pm

Café De Khoi Café de Khoi is the right place to be at any time of day. Bistro menu includes dishes such as Café de Khoi Niçoise Salad, the Steak de Khoi and an Alaskan King Crab Risotto.
Afternoon tea experience. And make sure you don’t miss happy hour, where you can enjoy our craft and international beers, a selection of craft and classic cocktails, as well as wine and champagne menu.
Address: 33 33 Petchkasem Rd, Hua Hin, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 73000
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 2km
Operating hours: 8am – 8pm

Let’s sea A cutting edge, Beachfront eatery with international cuisine.
Address: 83, 155 Soi Huathanon23 Nong Kae, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 3.9km
Operating hours: 7am – 11pm

Top 5 Thai Restaurants

Koti Restaurant This Thai-Chinese restaurant, The Oldest in Hua Hin has great seafood and popular with tourists and locals alike. Reservations are recommended to avoid waiting on peak nights.
Address: 61/1 Dechanuchit Road, Hua Hin Thailand
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 5.2km
Operating hours: 11am – 11pm

Supatra By The Sea Offers an extensive range of fresh seafood and traditional Thai dishes in an open-air garden setting. This charming restaurant has been around for more than 17 years with signature dishes created by local chefs.
Address: 122/63 Soi Moo Baan Takiab, Nong Gae,, Hua Hin, Thailand, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 5.3km
Operating hours: 11am – 10pm

Jaras Hua Hin JARAS HUA HIN at InterContinental Hua Hin Resort – presents contemporary Thai cuisine dining.
Inspired by Hua Hin’s renowned cuisine traditions, chefs at Jaras present reimagined Thai classics and innovative new recipes for a memorable culinary experience.
Address: 33/33 Petchkasem Road, Prachuabkhirikhan, Hua Hin, Hua Hin, Thailand, Prachuap Khiri Khan
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 3.2km
Operating hours: 5pm – 10pm

Baan Itsara Restaurant A simple Thai seafood restaurant resided within an old seaside house in Hua Hin.
Address: 7 Naeb Kehad Rd Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 6.4km
Operating hours: 11am – 9pm

111 Social Club A true “social house”, a must-go destination for those who want to dine, socialize, and have fun in an easy-going atmosphere. Set in a uniquely natural setting that combines a beach and a garden with a well-decorated classic Hua Hin house.
Address: Combine all that with interactive activities available indoors and outdoors, and you can chill and hang out at 111 Social House at any time of day.
Distance from True Arena Hua Hin: 4.3km
Operating hours: 8am – 10pm


Best view in Hua Hin

If you’re looking for the best view in Hua Hin then you must check out the Vana Nava Sky Bar on the top of the Holiday Inn Vana Nava. A destination bar and restaurant in its own right. Enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset beyond the horizon.

Chopstick Mountains Hike
“Khao Takiab”

Two small mountains similar in height next to each other creating a resemblance to chopsticks. The peak is not too high and you can reach the peak within 15 minutes. Meet the local naughty monkey residents but be sure to keep your valuables safe as these monkeys are sometimes mischievous!
Grab Location: Khao Takiab

Safari & Adventure Park

An animal park that combines adventure travel and nature hiking. Watching elephants performing paintings and playing balls is a super funny part of the itinerary. The elephants are docile and well-behaved.
Grab Location: Safari & Adventure Park

Pa La-U Waterfall

This beautiful 11-tiered rock waterfall is located in the forest in the area of Kaeng Krachan national park where various kinds of birds and butterflies are found. Some levels of the waterfall can be reached along a Trekking trail parallel to the stream. The best time to watch butterflies is from 7:00am to 10:00am. Visitors may be able to spot wild animals and several species of rare birds.
Grab Location: Pa La-U Waterfall

Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin

Kick back and treat yourself to one of many treatments available such as the “Tea Tree Spa” and let the therapists soothe your tired muscles, bringing your body, mind and spirit into perfect harmony.

Blúport Shopping Mall

Located across from the InterContinental hotel, the mall boasts a full line-up of over 1,000 names in fashion, beauty, lifestyle as well as Entertainment options.
Grab Location: Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall Burger King Exit

Cicada Market

All about art, an open-air market concept that brings together artistic freedom combined with art galleries, crafts, beer garden and live music. The market is only open Friday to Sunday evening.
Grab Location: Cicada Market

Hua Hin Night Market

Located in the center of the city between Petch Kasem road and the railway line this bustling market comes alive after 18.30 when all the traders lone the streets with a variety of goods and souvenirs.
Grab Location: Hua Hin Night Market

Chevala Wellness Center Hua-Hin
(Blùport Shopping Mall)

A new luxury Landmark for comprehensive rejuvenation of health and beauty.
“Customized” personalized wellness program by a team of leading medical specialists in Thailand.
With state-of-the-art technology Complete the aesthetics of relaxation with a healthy balance of body, mind and emotions.
Regular prize for the treatment is approx. 5,000 BTT, special prize for the players and guests is 2,500 BTT


Get active with watersports, beach football, beach volleyball or enjoy a beautiful sunset at Hua Hin beach or Sai Noi Beach.
Gab Location: Hua Hin Beach or Sai Noi Beach

Please swing by the Player Services Desk for more reccomendations!


Accommodation / Hotel Player Services: Nicola Hargreaves, +66 96 835 0292,

Media Office: Faye Andrews –

On Site Player Services: Eva Slaninkova +66 65 667 3569, +420 737 215 015 (WhatsApp) –

Practice Courts: Eduardo Carrasco +66 96835 0057 / +34 619 33 46 54 (Whatsapp) –

Tournament Director: Grant Carpio /Paradorn Srichaphan +1 202 873 7684 (Whatsapp) –

Transportation: Gary Ting +66 95 639 7388 –

WTA PHCP: Emma Stewart +1 813  325

WTA Supervisor: Chen Shu +1 813 766 9550 (WhatsApp) –