Hyatt Regency Koh Samui Cuts Ribbon on New Resort
Koh Samui, Thailand, July 7, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / One of Thailand’s most anticipated resorts, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui, was unveiled yesterday on Koh Samui. Several VIP guests attended the opening ceremony, which took place in the resort’s showpiece lobby—the longest lobby arrival point in Koh Samui.
Among those present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were Ramnet Jaikwang, mayor of Koh Samui, Pimnipa Poolvaraluck and Itthichai Poolvaraluck of Koh Samui Vipat Co Ltd, the resort’s ownership company, and Adrian Pulido, the hotel’s general manager.
Ittichai Poolvaraluck, Chief Business Officer of Koh Samui Vipat Co Ltd, speaking after the ceremony, said: “The resort will play a part in driving the economy and promoting community tourism on Koh Samui.”
As the paradise island eyes a reopening to international tourists over the coming months, the opening is a landmark on the road to recovery. Thailand’s government is ready to unveil its Samui Plus Model, which will allow fully vaccinated tourists to travel to Koh Samui without having to quarantine.
“The resort has been certified for hygiene and is certified SHA (Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration) from the Tourism Authority of Thailand,” added Mr Ittichai. “We have put in place hygiene and safety measures in the resort to prepare to welcome returning tourists.”
A collaboration between three of Thailand’s biggest hotel design names — Office of Bangkok Architecture, August Design and PLandscaping — the 140-room property occupies eight acres of private coastline in the far northeast corner of the paradise island.
Deploying a design-forward philosophy, the property, which is located in North Chaweng — and is less than ten minutes from the island’s international airport— bills itself as a “vacation gallery” due to its array of visual highlights.
These include a showpiece lobby, the longest lobby arrival point in Koh Samui, where numerous skylights allow for natural illumination by the sun and the moon. Other standout features span plush accommodations that showcase terrific ocean views to one of the largest pool zones on the island, a collection of pools, each cascading down from the main pool on the upper deck of the resort.
The beauty of Koh Samui is legendary. And the resort’s appeal leverages the visual appeal of the coastal landscape, a forest of protected trees and the proximity of the ocean. Another unique selling point is its Gallery of Eight, a collection of eight sites dotted around the property specially selected for their photogenic potential.
The 140 guestrooms, which include 24 spacious suites and villas, feature private balconies and most offer stunning sea views. Select rooms include access to Regency Club privileges, while seven beachfront pool villas provide elevated indulgence. Spaces benefit from the simplicity of the interior design—by August Design— in a neutral palette with ocean-inspired décor and blue accents.