(Reuters) - Hotel group Accor <ACCP.PA> said on Monday it had no news so far of around 500 tourists and staff at its Sofitel hotel on Khao Lak beach in southern Thailand after a tsunami devastated southern Asia.
The leading European hotelier said about 350 tourists and 250 staff were at the hotel when giant waves ripped through the Thai coastline on Sunday.
"At this stage, we have been able to identify 100 people who have been transferred to Bangkok but we have not heard news about several hundred other people," said a spokeswoman for the French-based group.
Earlier, Accor said there were "several victims" at Khao Lak and the situation remained chaotic.
"It is very difficult to establish a list but no doubt there will be Westerners among the victims, given the composition of our clientele," another spokesman for the group had said.
Accor Chairman Jean-Marc Espalioux told France 2 television there were around 30 French people staying at Khao Lak on Sunday, of which 15 had since been transferred to Bangkok.