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Rosewood has expanded its portfolio of luxury hotels to the popular tourist destination of Phuket, Thailand.
The opening of the 71-room Rosewood Phuket, located along a 600-meter secluded beachfront at Emerald Bay in the south west of Phuket island, marks not only the first Southeast Asia resort for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, but also the launch of Asaya, Rosewood’s new wellness concept.
The resort features 71 pool pavilions and villas immersed within a 43-acre verdant landscape.
Each sea-facing, residential-style room features interiors that blend east and west, contemporary and traditional. Their expansive garden terraces are private sanctuaries of relaxed outdoor seating, daybed, infinity pool and Andaman Sea views.
The 130-square-meter Ocean View Pool Pavilions feature spacious bedroom and living room areas and an exterior courtyard with deep soaking bathtub and rain shower.
The 796-square-meter Ocean House comprises a master bedroom, twin bedroom, separate living and dining rooms and a lush oasis of garden courtyards and shady terraces, and guests can choose a plunge in their private infinity pool or taking a few short steps to the warm, crystal-clear waters of Emerald Bay.
“Our resort opens a window to a unique Phuket experience in this very special setting, be it a romantic getaway or family and friends holiday, a once-in-lifetime celebration or a journey to discover the hidden natural wonders of the island,” said Andrew Turner, managing director of Rosewood Phuket.
Asaya features a menu of alternative therapies includes Watsu Therapy, Reiki Healing, Chi Nei Tsang, Life Force Healing Therapy and Sound Therapy. Fitness and lifestyle experiences include body stretching, Pilates, personal training sessions, high-intensity interval training, yoga and meditation, while specialized workshops and private sessions with visiting practitioners are based on various well-being practices.
Six Asaya suites include one signature wellness suite which caters to small groups of friends with dedicated treatment areas, outdoor relaxation space and Watsu pool. Skin wellness rituals feature Maison Caulières and EviDenS de Beauté products for in-depth action and visible long lasting results.
The 24-hour fitness center features an array of cardiovascular, strengthening and weight training equipment. Classes in yoga, Mat Pilates and HIIT/Tabata can be practiced outdoors offering a connection of mind and body with nature. The organic free-form pool provides a peaceful beachside oasis with relaxing sun decks, and separate sections for swimming pool, designated lap pool, and children’s pool.
The Rosewood Explorers club offers a variety of facilities for children including a vibrant and colorful indoor space and outdoor play area. Children aged three to eight will be able to take part in a fun-filled program of activities with a hands-on focus on creativity and social responsibility.
Sustainable Design Elements
The resort incorporates many sustainable design elements, including a rainwater harvest system providing the resort's entire water supply.
The solar renewable energy system is one of the largest of any Phuket hotel, while “landscaped” rooftops provide energy conservation.
Over 75% of the interior spaces in the resort are exposed to daylight which helps to decrease overall energy consumption and the building materials contain recycled content where possible to help lower the carbon footprint.
Resort landscaping was under the direction of Bangkok-based PLA whose focus was the preservation of the natural environment through the retention or careful transplantation of existing trees and indigenous foliage right through to the protection of sacred 150-year-old Banyan trees situated in the resort grounds.
A resort-sponsored coral reef restoration project is
also underway in Emerald Bay.
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