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IHG Opens InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam

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InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort officially opened on Wednesday.

 With picturesque sunsets and 320-degree vistas across the famous Five Islands and Angthong National Park, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort offers luxurious accommodations, a private beach, licensed pier, gourmet dining and signature spa raised 120 meters above sea level.

Mr. Arnaud Girodon, General Manager of InterContinental Baan Taling Ngam Resort said, ďWe are delighted to be welcoming our first guests to the new InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort. Formerly managed by various hotel operating companies, the resort occupies an exceptional location on the south-west tip of the island at Baan Taling Ngam. It was Koh Samuiís first ever luxury resort and opens following a 10-month multimillion dollar renovation project as the islandís Grand Dame!Ē

It even offers guests private transfers to and from Koh Samui International Airport by speedboat.

Set amid 22 acres of lush coconut plantation, the resortís 79 guest residences include 12 signature standalone Beachfront Pool Villas and 17 2-bedroom villas perfect for families and / or groups of friends.

Ranging from 67 to 320 square meters, each boasts a private balcony, expansive bathroom with soaking tub and waterfall shower, and is adorned with unique Ďpopsí of colour adding a contemporary edge to the resortís strong Thai heritage.

12 signature standalone Beachfront Pool Villas have their own private sundeck and swimming pool.

Welcome touches for guests across all room categories include tropical survival kits, specially developed Harnn bathroom amenities and essential oils, and Egyptian cotton towels, linen, robes and slippers Ė for adults and children.

Seven rainbow swimming pools throughout the resort give semi-private pool access to villa guests looking for space and a 150-metre licensed private pier allows for speedboat arrivals and departures

Gourmet dining comes in many forms with beachside restaurant Flames serving up Modern European cuisines cooked live, grilled or flamed in front of guests; Amber, a range of delectable Thai and Asian cuisines through an open dine-in kitchen concept; and Air Bar, the resortís must try destination Ė serving up a unique menu of molecular cocktails from Joseph Boroski of Sip Slowly New York, sakes, tapas, sushi and sashimi.

The brandís signature Planet Trekker Kidís Club keeps youngsters entertained with handicrafts, games and supervised play alongside numerous forms of non motorized water sports; whilst Baan Thai Spa is a 600 sqm sanctuary of relaxation offering traditional therapeutic treatments to promote good health and well-being from Thai to Western and Ayurvedic, with a Tea Ritual at the heart of every treatment.

The resort has an exclusive license in Koh Samui to a range Sun Spa Esthederm products from the French cosmetic brand Institut Esthederm Paris providing sun care and tanning solutions to guests at the resortís pool and beach by matching a personís tolerance to the sun with a suitable product.

Resort facilities also extend to a fully equipped gymnasium, two tennis courts, a golf practice area, a dedicated yoga sala overlooking the ocean and a resort Ďinspirationí centre.

Opening rates at InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort start from THB 6,500+++ per night for an Ocean View Room and are available until 15 July 2012. Terms and conditions apply.

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