Kiwi Man Dies at Phuket Hotel

Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa. Image: Hoteltravel.com

PHUKET  A tourist from New Zealand plunged to his death from a hotel room in Phuket’s Patong area early Thursday morning, police said.

Investigators have ruled out foul play because the tourist was alone in his room at the Royal Paradise Hotel and Spa, inspector Teerasak Boonsaeng of Patong Police Station said.

“He either killed himself or fell by accident,” Maj. Teerasak said. “He definitely was not murdered. There was no sign of fight in his room, and he was alone. We already reviewed security cameras. No one entered his room.”

The 55-year-old man fell to his death at about 4am, police said. Khaosod English is withholding the man’s identity until it is confirmed that his next-of-kin has been informed.