Spanish hotel group MeliÃ¡ Hotels International has opened MeliÃ¡ Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand.
The beachfront resort offers 159 rooms and 41 suites, suitable for large business events groups heading to Koh Samui for meetings and teambuildings.
Event planners can take advantage of the extensive conference facilities of seven multifunctional rooms including a room with a beach view, a ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests and an outdoor pool-side and beachfront function spaces which recently hosted a gala dinner for 500 guests.
During their downtime, guests will also be able to unwind in the two outdoor swimming pools, including a large lagoon pool that loops like a river through the resortâs gardens.
Other amenities include two restaurants, an executive lounge, a beach club and a swim-up bar, the YHI Spa, and a fitness centre. For families of corporate travellers, they can also enjoy access to a kids’ club, outdoor playground, and mini water park.
Melia Koh Samui also houses the Gallery, a not-for-profit social enterprise of art and design gift shops under the aegis of the Asset World Foundation for Charity, which embraces socially responsible practices to contribute to society and communities. The shop will give customers the opportunity to be part of supporting the local communities with all profits contributing to further artistic endeavours, as well as preserving and promoting local culture and areas in need.
This opening is the start of a strategic roll-out of the MeliÃ¡ brand in Thailand and at least two more hotels will be opened in key destinations in the country, namely INNSiDE by MeliÃ¡ Bangkok Sukhumvit and MeliÃ¡ Chiang Mai.