Rosewood set to open second Asian resort

by Aoife Dowling | 16 Oct 2012

Rosewood hotels and resorts is to open its second Asian resort in Phuket, Thailand in 2014.

Located on a 600m (1,968ft) Emerald Bay beachfront in Western Phuket, the Rosewood Phuket resort comprises 87 villas, 20 residences and five hideaway homes and a spa.

The Sense Spa will feature five treatment rooms, seven spa villas with steamrooms and showers and a swimming and watsu pool. The central feature of the spa is a Labyrinth garden that will provide herbs and ingredients used in spa treatments.

The resort's villas include one- and two-bedroom beach, lagoon and pool villas that provide privacy and uninterrupted ocean views. At a minimum total area of 2,600 sq ft (240sq m), the villas will include a separate lounge and dining space, swimming pool, garden and an outdoor shower and bath.

There are also 20 tropical mansion residences - ranging in size from two to nine bedrooms - that are set on half an acre (quarter hectare) site and five forest hideaway homes. The forests hideaways are positioned with panoramic views of Emerald Bay and with a private gymnasium, 20m lap pool and lounge.

The villas have been designed by Phuket-based architect PMC and Singapore-based WOHA while the restaurants and hideaway homes are designed by Melbourne, Australia-based Bar Studio. The designs incorporate sustainable practices and indigenous materials such as stone and timber.

Rosewood Phuket will have six restaurants and lounges including a rustic Thai seafood restaurant on the beach, a hillside restaurant offering authentic Asian and Western cuisines; an all-day dining bistro; library lounge; spa café; and beachfront lounge and bar deck area.

The resort will also feature a rooftop-wedding pavilion and private outdoor garden that will host ceremonies, receptions and banquets for up to 200 people.

Recreational facilities will include a children's pool, a beachside lap pool and a cascading spa pool, a health club with gymnasium, a yoga and sea sports pavilion and a rooftop tennis court.

Rosewood hotels and resorts is to open its second Asian resort in Phuket, Thailand in 2014. Located on a 600m (1,968ft) Emerald Bay beachfront in Western Phuket, the Rosewood Phuket resort comprises 87 villas, 20 residences and five hideaway homes and a spa. The Sense Spa will feature five treatment rooms, seven spa villas with steamrooms and showers and a swimming and watsu pool. The central feature of the spa
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