Leading Spanish hotel operator launches nautical-themed beachfront retreat in partnership with Asset World Corporation, marking the start of a nationwide roll-out of hotels and resorts

Meliá Koh Samui is the most well-known High-End Luxury hotel brand under the management of Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. Meliá Hotels International is Spain’s largest hotel company. Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 350 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, INNSiDE by Meliá, SOL by Meliá. The first hotel in Thailand was officially launched very recently.

Meliá Hotels International, Spain’s largest hotel company, and Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, have celebrated the grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, a stunning beachfront resort that features exceptional accommodation, a spectacular lagoon pool, extensive meeting space, diverse dining concepts and a unique design concept inspired by Thailand’s rich maritime heritage.

Meliá Koh Samui marks the first property in Thailand under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand. Meliá Hotels International will now open at least three more hotels in key destinations across Thailand, including Bangkok and Chiang Mai, in partnership with AWC.

Nestled on Choeng Mon Beach, just 15 minutes from Samui International Airport, Meliá Koh Samui is a 159-room and 41-suite property that features a host of outstanding facilities, including two restaurants, an executive lounge, a stylish beach club and a swim-up bar, plus the YHI Spa, a fitness centre and, for families, a kids’ club, outdoor playground and a mini water park. Event planners can take advantage of extensive conference facilities, including a ballroom and three meeting rooms.

Guests can also unwind in two outdoor swimming pools, including a large lagoon pool that loops like a river through the resort’s lush tropical gardens. Many of the ground floor Pool Access rooms and suites allow guests to slide directly into the glistening water from their private terrace.

The Deluxe and Premium Rooms are ideal for couples, while the spacious Family Rooms feature a master bedroom for parents and in-room games for the kids. Guests seeking extra space and exclusive services can select the resort’s suites, which offer access to the executive lounge. The Level Boat Suites are truly unique; inspired by traditional Thai vessels, they pay homage to Koh Samui’s historic position as a safe haven for sailors and sea traders. This nautical design theme is woven throughout the resort, including The Level Lounge which is shaped like a boat’s hull.

Meliá Koh Samui will also be a champion of social and environmental responsibility. The hotel will introduce many sustainable practices, and its onsite gift shop, The Gallery, will showcase authentic arts and crafts from Thailand’s talented community of designers. This forms part of Asset World Foundation for Charity, the company’s CSR foundation, which strives to improve lives in communities all across Thailand