Debuting the Island in October 2011, Targeting Weddings
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa will open to guests on September 30, 2011. Located on an idyllic stretch of exclusive Lamai Beach, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is a chic and intimate boutique resort that provides guests with a unique blend of stylish amenities, luxury services, an inspiring atmosphere and rich, cultural experiences, offering guests an enchanting stay with a new perspective.
To celebrate the grand opening, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is inviting brides and grooms to take advantage of the “Thai Me Down” wedding package: 3M Baht to buy the resort for 3 days. The unique offer guarantees the wedding party their own private resort on Lamai Beach, one of Koh Samui’s most tranquil and beautiful shorelines for a romantic weekend filled with unique, memorable experiences. As part of the package, wedding parties will enjoy full, exclusive access to the resort’s villas, restaurants, lounges and spa for three days and nights, including special experiences custom-designed for the guests.
“We are thrilled to introduce the Le Meridien brand to Koh Samui, and to offer this one-of-a-kind wedding package,” said Wayne Buckingham, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ regional vice president of Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. “Our offering is unique to the island – a boutique hotel with a focus on contemporary art, a multi-cultural ambience and outstanding cuisine. It’s the perfect retreat for a fabulous wedding weekend, and we can’t wait to welcome couples and help them launch to a lifetime of memories with an incredibly romantic weekend.”
Perfectly situated along the exclusive Lamai Beach, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is an idyllic enclave on the east coast of the island – away from the busy Chaweng area of the island, but with close proximity to the airport and island attractions. The resort is designed with Feng Shui principles in mind to be a place that preserves beauty, celebrates history and culture, enhances prosperity, and creates physical and spiritual happiness. This elemental principle is woven throughout the resort’s buildings, amenities and offerings.
Drawing from Koh Samui’s timeless beauty and diverse cultural influences, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa features an intimate selection of 77 stylish suites and villas designed in the image of a traditional Asian seaside village. The resort features three distinct epicurean experiences from poolside casual to elegant that will appeal to any palate. For guests seeking retreat, Le Meridien Koh Samui offers a world-class luxury spa with private suites and a holistic mix of ancient and modern treatments. And a main focal point of the resort is the 224-meter floating dock that leads to a unique ocean pool.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa’s architecture is chic and contemporary, inspired by the multiple cultural influences and natural materials of the region. The main entrance is an extraordinary octagonal porte cochere resembling the Chinese Yin and Yang, encouraging guests to leave all stress and worries behind as they enter the island paradise. The exteriors of the buildings feature a contemporary blend of Chinese-Thai architecture, while the interiors feature décor and artwork incorporating a soothing blend of Thai, Chinese, Burmese and Indian elements. The lush landscaping is distinctly Balinese, seamlessly blending the surrounding verdant jungle foliage with the serene beachfront location.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers 63 chic and spacious guest suites and 14 stand-alone villas, each exquisitely appointed with the most modern in-room facilities. The stylish accommodations feature high ceilings, expansive windows and open-air bathrooms that enhance the outdoor tropical experience and provide stunning views of the island and surrounding pristine waters. Guest rooms include luxury bath accessories and the most modern of in-room conveniences like Wifi, LCD and iPod docking systems. Guests can choose from six different types of accommodations including Verandah, Terrace, Plunge Pool and Pool Access suites, as well as Ocean Front Pool and Pavilion Pool villas – some with their own private plunge pools, infinity pools and dining pavilions.
Created to fulfill and inspire, Le Meridien Koh Samui offers three dining experiences that will appeal to any discerning palate. Latest Recipe is Le Meridien’s signature all-day dining venue, situated over the oceanfront pool with unlimited views and an international menu that brings together East and West. Or, settle into island fare and refreshing beverages at Plunge Bar, a stylish poolside oasis. Latitude 9 offers fresh coffee and chilled drinks overlooking the soothing water feature in the resort’s lobby.
Guests seeking retreat and recreation will delight in the variety of amenities at Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa. The world-class luxury spa offers rejuvenating experiences that combine ancient Thai and Chinese methods and ingredients into holistic treatments that revitalize mind, body and spirit. The fitness center feature state-of-the-art equipment along with daily yoga, pilates and meditation classes. The resort features an oceanfront infinity pool with spectacular beach views.
With its prime location on Lamai Beach just 20 minutes from the airport, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers a new perspective for visitors who want to explore and experience Koh Samui in a different way. The unspoiled stretch of beach offers miles of breathtaking scenery, quiet places and unlimited water recreation opportunities. For the adventurous types, the resort is close to the island’s key attractions including the Lamai Temple, Big Buddha and Hin Lad Waterfall.
“Thai Me Down” Wedding Package
To celebrate the grand opening, Le Meridien Koh Samui is offering a one-of-a-kind package of the entire resort for a private wedding weekend for 154 people. The “Thai Me Down” wedding package costs 3M Baht ($100K USD), and includes:
- Three nights accommodations for up to 154 people in the resort’s 77 suites and villas, including the luxurious Ocean Front Pool Villa for the bride and groom
- Executive chef and culinary team will personalize menus for a weekend of celebratory cocktail parties and meals
- Open Spa for women every day, with choice of signature treatments and experiences to relax and revive for the big day
- Men’s Whisky and Cigar party on the Ocean Dock – before the groom gets “Thai’d Down”
- Pre-event Feng Shui consultation to design a beautiful wedding that weaves together the indigenous natural and cultural features of the resort and island, preparing the couple to embark on a happy and balanced life together
- Post-wedding brunch on the resort’s open lawn
In addition to the “Thai Me Down” wedding package, Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa is offering opening rates from THB4399+++, including breakfast for 2 daily. The opening offer is available for stays through to 31 March 2012 and to be booked by 31 Dec 2011.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa opens September 30, 2011 and booking begins now. For reservations and more information, or to book the spectacular wedding weekend or other opening offers, please visit www.lemeridien.com/kohsamui.