Luxury Collection Resort opens in Koh Samui
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the opening of Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. Vana Belle is located 80 kilometres off of Thailand’s southern coast in an unspoiled corner of the world, known for its borderless ivory beaches and pristine waters. The unrivalled resort features 80 magnificently appointed pool suites and villas, with expansive outdoor spaces, breathtaking views and the utmost privacy. Inspired by the Thai definition meaning ‘beautiful forest’, Vana Belle is enveloped in lush foliage and tucked away in the white sandy cove of Chaweng Noi Beach.
This newly built resort joins Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok and The Naka Island Resort & Spa in Phuket as The Luxury Collection brand’s third hotel in Thailand. Growing its portfolio to 20 distinctive properties in Asia Pacific and over 85 properties worldwide, The Luxury Collection continues to lengthen its lead as a leader in luxury hospitality with plans to debut in exotic destinations around the world, including The Castle Hotel in Dalian, China; Palacio del Inka in Cusco, Peru; and the Ajman Palace in the United Arab Emirates.
The first Luxury Collection property on Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers accommodation from a selection of stunning guest suites and villas, ranging from 86 square metres to 211 square metres. The architecture and design of the 80 guest suites and villas reflect the rich and indigenous local culture and feature views of the tropical gardens or the cerulean waters. Additionally, each appointed suite and villa offers a private plunge pool and balcony along with luxury amenities, including the option for guests to be welcomed with personalised in-room check in.
As an extension of the resort’s luxurious accommodations, Vana Spa is designed to rejuvenate and restore, and features relaxation areas, steam facilities, a fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness centre and four treatment rooms. Vana Spa also offers a comprehensive menu of locally-inspired experiences and signature treatments in a refined sanctuary of discreet luxury.
Located on Thailand’s southern coast near the Samui International Airport, Vana Belle offers convenient access to the island’s remarkable recreation and cultural treasures. The Gulf of Thailand offers an abundance of world-class snorkelling and diving with vibrant coral reefs teeming with colourful sea life. Inland, guests have the opportunity to hike through lush rainforests to waterfalls and natural bathing pools. For a more personal cultural experience, the resort offers Thai cooking classes, poolside Yoga classes, and guided explorations of natural treasures.
Vana Belle also introduces the brand’s signature Luxury Collection Concierge service to all guests, offering the most discerning global travellers an extraordinary experience and impeccable service. The concierge provides guests recommendations to discover and experience Koh Samui in an authentic and indigenous way.