ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo

Newly opened Meliá Koh Samui pays homage to the island's heritage

by Megan Whitby | 05 Mar 2020
Thailand is a strategic market for Meliá
– Gabriel Escarrer

Meliá Hotels has opened Meliá Koh Samui, a beachfront resort and spa in Thailand designed by PIA Interior that pays homage to Samui's island heritage with suites constructed from old merchant vessels.

Meliá opened the resort in partnership with Thai holding company Asset World Corporation as part of a plan to build three properties in the country.

Located on Choeng Mon Beach, it accommodates 159 rooms and 41 suites, with two boat suites constructed from wood reclaimed from vessels that are over 100 years old, paying homage to Koh Samui’s heritage as a safe haven for sailors and sea traders.

The resort's 240sq m (2,600sq ft) spa features four treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room, with a fitness centre and two outdoor swimming pools also available for guests.

Additional facilities include a beach club, two restaurants, a kids’ club, a mini waterpark and beachfront conference and function facilities, while a signature element is the resort's 1,600sq m (17,200sq ft) lagoon pool that meanders like through its tropical gardens.

“Partnering with Meliá will allow us to set a new benchmark for Thai hospitality and drive global demand,” said Khun Wallapa Traisorat, Meliá Koh Samui’s owner, CEO and president of Asset World Corporation.

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice chair and CEO of Meliá Hotels, said: “Thailand is a strategic market for Meliá. After more than 30 years successful operations in Asia, we’ve signed a strategic framework agreement with Asset World Corporation, bringing our dream of growing in this country alongside a local partner to fruition."

Meliá Hotels  HARRN  Khun Wallapa Traisorat  Gabriel Escarrer 
Related stories
06 Sep 2017

Wexer partners Spanish hotel group to offer guests 24-hr workouts

27 May 2016

Meliá Hotels International to create 'off the grid' lodge in Serengeti National Park

30 Oct 2014

Mélia Hotels to launch another resort on the volcanic island of Sal in Cape Verde

Meliá Hotels has opened Meliá Koh Samui, a beachfront resort and spa in Thailand designed by PIA Interior that pays homage to Samui's island heritage with suites constructed from old merchant vessels. Meliá opened the resort in partnership with Thai holding company Asset World Corporation as part of a plan to build three properties in the country. Located on Choeng Mon Beach, it accommodates 159 rooms and 41 suites, with
CLD,SAB,CPW,CAS,ARC,DES
Located on Choeng Mon Beach, Meliá Koh Samui resort has 159-rooms and 41-suites
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7782     
 
 
 
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7782     
 
 
 
company profile
Company profile: Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon delivers the social infrastructure that people depend on in their daily lives. We partner with our customers to focus on the services they want to provide, not just the building we construct, and we are committed to achieving a higher social purpose through our work.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
features
KSL announced plans to expand Miraval last year. The company would like to see around six new resorts in the US
Before KSL, Weissmann headed up the hospitality and gaming practice at Goldman Sachs
"We don’t leave design and development to chance as you can lose a lot of money doing bad renovation"

After becoming majority shareholders of US spa Miraval, KSL Capital Partners are preparing to roll out the brand. KSL partner Rich Weissman gives us the inside scoop

The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102
"We’re passionate about market disupters – companies with conviction and a will to change"

The founders of new microgym 1Rebel

Meier’s Surf Club expansion makes the most of the sea views
Richard Meier received his architectural training at Cornell University and set up his practice in 1963
"Developers today have no incentive to create public space"

The American modernist architect on his latest project and his love of the colour white

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
features
Restoration work on Nanshufang, one of the most architecturally impressive buildings
"This carefully choreographed interplay of room and courtyard extends through all scales of the masterplan"

The desire to save a threatened forest and historic buildings in China led to a truly unique resort, We speak to the people that made it happen

Interview: Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

Danish landscape architecture firm SLA designed the rooftop park to attract a range of wildlife
"It was born from the sheer anxiety of having to submit something brilliant in a very short timescale"

How a moment of desperation led to BIG’s CopenHill, the clean power plant that’s doubling as a skiing and leisure destination. Magali Robathan speaks to the architects that made it happen

features
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

The museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition houses an art gallery and meeting and exhibition space
Wolf Prix, the CEO of Coop Himmelb(l)au,
has criticised design competitions
"I don't want to work for nothing. It's a diminishing of the value of our thinking"

The case against design competitions

Jimmy Cauty’s incredibly detailed dystopian model village
"There was a huge amount to see at Dismaland, and I found the experience both enjoyable and unsettling."

It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out

cladkit product news
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
cladkit product news
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
cladkit product news
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
x
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates
ISPA Conference & Expo
ISPA Conference & Expo