Thailand-based Compass Hospitalityâ€™s first venture into the luxury hotel sector takes the form of Ananda Hua Hin Resort & Spa. Opened in April this year on a 4.8ha land by the sea in Cha-Am, the resort is located 15 minutes from Hua Hin town and eight minutes from the Hua Hin Airport.
RoomÂ The 196 rooms, suites and villas are spread across three distinct zones, which are dotted with landscaped greenery, parasol-lined lagoons and lush palms. At the highest end is the Ananda Pool Collection, a cluster of 23 villas measuring from 188m2 to 268m2, with their own gardens, private pools and private entrance.
MICE facilities Designed with corporate events and bleisure in mind, the resort boasts Hua Hinâ€™s biggest ballroom with 900m2 of flexible function space, which can accommodate 700 pax in theatre-setting or 500 guests for a banquet. The space can also be reconfigured into five smaller meeting or event venues.
These meeting facilities occupy an independent building that sports a dedicated entrance and foyer which connects to the resortâ€™s main lobby. The open foyer can also serve as a pre-function area, offering abundant space, breeze and natural light.
Ananda Hua Hin also offers a selection of programmes and activities to cater to groups of various sizes, from small-scale brainstorming sessions to scavenger hunts around the resort grounds for corporate teambuilding.
Other facilities There are six F&B outlets such as the all-day-dining Staas offering Thai and international cuisine; the beachside Brezza featuring Italian cuisine and a wine list highlighting Monsoon Valley White Shiraz from the nearby Monsoon Valley Vineyard; and the Blue Biscuit serving cocktails and live jazz performances in the evening.
Buggies are available to transfer guests around the sprawling property. This is an outstanding new choice in the up-and-coming Cha-Am area.
Room count 196
Star rating Five
Tel: (66-32) 898-989
Address: 1499 Petchkasem Road