Tue, 29 November 2016

Mantra Samui Resort to Reopen in Early 2017 After Extensive Renovations

Mantra Samui Resort will reopen in early 2017 after extensive renovations to the lobby, spa, pool and rooms.

 The bold changes for the ocean-view property on Thailandís popular Samui island begin at arrival. The lobby now features a lofty, tiered ceiling reminiscent of traditional Thai house and a verdant, five-meter high vertical garden that references the islandís natural beauty. Indigenous trees and plants frame the road to the hotel, and a water feature adds a new dimension of appeal to the lush surrounds.

Each 67-sqm (721-sqf) room exudes a cool new contemporary atmosphere, with an earthy color palette long on creams and browns, with splashes of ocean blue in the furnishings and decor and couches. Terracing now encloses sizable balconies in order to provide more seclusion.

A panoramic view of the Gulf of Thailand beckons guest to the infinity edge pool which now features a swim up bar. A new, more spacious, pool deck finished in white marble quarried locally is now in place and a new saltwater filtration system has been added.

The squash courts have been converted into a new spa, Jai. With three single and one double treatment room, and a foot reflexology treatment area, guests will be able to indulge themselves with a range of traditional Thai massages, facials, body scrubs and more.

At the middle level of the hillside resort, a newly refurbished lounge area provides guests a relaxed air-conditioned space to enjoy the views and partake in some bar games.

Behind the scenes, Mantra has put some more muscle on its reputation as an environmentally sophisticated hotel. The hotel is harvesting more rainwater for filtration and reuse, and using more of its greywater for irrigation and gardening. With an expectation to reduce the hotelís reliance on deep water wells and private water suppliers by a third this will significantly improve the efficiency of the water management around the property. Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) air-conditioning systems have been installed in the 38 ďLoveĒ rooms, creating energy efficiency by using only seven condensers, rather than one for each room.

ďWith such extensive changes throughout the property, we almost feel like a brand new hotel,Ē said Akira Park, the hotelís general manager. ďAnd with all these new efforts to drive sustainability, we feel like weíre really moving in the right direction.Ē

The hotel's management company, Louis T Collection, has collaborated with three design firms on the renovation; TIERRA Design, a Thai-based firm with 25 years in the industry and two up-and-coming design firms, Habros Design and Terra Architects.

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