“Inspired by books and with a respect for nature” is the mantra of The Library, a unique hotel in the heart of Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui Thailand.
Francis Gan, Senior Marketing Manager of The Library, and Sally Morgan of The Unique Tourism Collection hosted a lunch on Tuesday 16 May to present the resort to the media and talk about the 20 new pool villas that will open later this year.
David Thompson’s Long Chim in Sydney with its delicious Thai street food menu was the perfect venue for the event.
Guests shared several delicious dishes such as beef skewers with cumin, coriander and turmeric, and sour orange curry of ling fish and a spicy duck egg omelette.
Koh Samui businessman Mr Kasemtham Sornsong is the owner and Managing Director of The Library. Talented concept designer Ms Tirawan Songsawat helped to create the cool, minimalist spaces with their strict colour palette of grey, white and black with zingy touches of scarlet.
The red swimming pool is a talking point. It’s tiled with scarlet, yellow and orange mosaics and seems to glow in the natural tropical surroundings of green velvet lawns and mature trees with pale sand beaches and blue sea beyond.
The actual library, the heart of the resort, is a huge space that encourages guests to relax and read. It’s stocked with over 2000 carefully chosen books on many subjects and a collection of 2500 movies and documentaries.
Although the theme of the resort is based on classic books and the printed word, guest rooms, villas and suites all have the latest technology and modern fittings.
The indoor/outdoor/barbecue restaurant is called The Page. It serves authentic Thai and fusion food and has won many awards.
The Library is a member of Design Hotels.