Meliá Hotels celebrates inaugural opening in Thailand [Infographic]

by | 31 Jan 2020 | Hotel Openings, Portfolio

Endless pools and serene views charms guests at the new Meliá Koh Samui. (Photo: Meliá)

Meliá Hotels rings in the new decade with first Thai property in Koh Samui.

Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International celebrates new reaches of its influence as it opens its first hotel in Thailand.

The Meliá Koh Samui opened in mid-January and this stunning property is a sign of Meliá’s commitment to international domination. We find out more.

Meliá lands in Thailand

Meliá Hotels International is certainly living up to its name with a new beachfront property on the Thai island of Koh Samui.

Meliá Koh Samui kicked off the new decade for the Spanish hotel group and forms part of their strategy to have a presence in every corner of the globe. Along with the Koh Samui hotel, Meliá has two more hotels in the works in Thailand.

Gabriel Escarrer, CEO of Meliá Hotels, commented on the opening, saying, “Today is a ground-breaking moment for Meliá Hotels International, as we celebrate our first hotel opening in Thailand – an extraordinary country and a strategic market for a leading global resort brand like ours.”

“After more than 30 years of successful operations in Asia, we signed a strategic framework agreement with Asset World Corporation. We believe this first opening of Meliá Koh Samui is the beginning of our expansion in Thailand, bringing our dream of establishing and growing in this country alongside a major local partner to fruition; a partner that understands, and shares, our strong service and hospitality philosophy, a fundamental factor for ensuring the quality, reputation, and sustainability that we wish for Meliá Koh Samui,” Mr Escarrer elaborated.

Stunning seafront setting for Meliá

This immaculate property boasts a stunning seafront location where guests will have prime access to Koh Samui’s idyllic beaches from where they can admire the enchanting green islands in the distance.

The hotel is nautically themed, drawing on Koh Samui’s maritime heritage while at the same time offering guests a contemporary experience that appeals to both leisure and business travellers alike.

Meliá Koh Samui boasts 159 well-appointed rooms and 41 luxurious suites on Koh Samui’s north coast. Guests can avail of the two on-site restaurants, a beach club and swim-up bar, as well as a state-of-the-art spa and wellness centre, and family entertainment including a water park and kids’ club.

Business travellers will have all their needs met by the ample meeting, event and conference facilities, including seven flexible function rooms, a ballroom and an outdoor events terrace.

“We are thrilled to partner with Meliá Hotels International and to introduce Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand to Thailand for the first time. With its stunning seafront setting, Meliá Koh Samui aims to offer a truly unique experience. As the hotel boasts the first lagoon pool and the largest swimming pool in Koh Samui, along with a creative combination of hydrotherapy facilities like jacuzzi, water massage and rooms with a direct pool access, guests will find themselves relishing in the soothing fascination of water features,” said Khun Wallapa Traisorat, Meliá Koh Samui’s owner, CEO and President of AWC.

“The hotel also offers a unique experience for guests who will be able to stay in suites fashioned after boats. These unique settings will enable them to enjoy a fun-filled and peaceful vacation in a serene atmosphere,” Khun Wallapa went on to say.

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