KOH SAMUI, Thailand—Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the opening of Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. This newly built resort joins Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok and The Naka Island Resort & Spa in Phuket as The Luxury Collection brand’s third hotel in Thailand.
“We are thrilled to debut Vana Belle as part of The Luxury Collection, offering our global guests access to exceptional and indigenous experiences delivered with the personalized service they have come to expect from this brand,” said Paul James, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels Worldwide. “With the region’s unmatched natural surroundings, intimate atmosphere and welcoming Thai hospitality, Koh Samui is certainly one of the world’s most coveted destinations, and Vana Belle is poised to become Thailand’s most idyllic address.”
The first Luxury Collection property on Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers accommodations including guest suites and villas, ranging from 86 square meters to 211 square meters. The architecture and design reflect the indigenous local culture. Each appointed suite and villa offers a private pool and balcony along with amenities, including the option for guests to be welcomed with personalized in-room check in.
The resort’s Vana Spa offers relaxation areas, steam facilities, a fitness center and four treatment rooms. Vana Spa also offers a comprehensive menu of locally-inspired experiences and signature treatments.
Thai cuisine and other flavors of the region are showcased at the resort’s two restaurants and lobby lounge. The resort’s signature restaurant, Kiree, is an indoor/outdoor venue with ocean views, offering Southern Thai dishes. Panali is Vana Belle’s poolside restaurant that features fresh picked seafood for barbeque, Thai, and much more. The Lobby Lounge is an open air bar that offers cocktails and selections from an extensive whiskey menu.