Hyatt Regency Koh Samui opened last month, spurring recovery on Thailand’s castaway paradise.
“The pandemic has been a challenging time for Koh Samui as it has been for the entire tourism industry in Thailand,” said Adrian Pulido, general manager, Hyatt Regency Koh Samui. “That’s why we are so delighted to debut with such a special resort.”
The property, which is Hyatt’s first footfall in Koh Samui, is a collaboration between three of Thailand’s biggest hotel design names: Office of Bangkok Architecture, August Design, and PLandscaping. It has 140 guestrooms and occupies eight acres of private coastline in the far northeast corner of the island.
Highlights of the property include a showpiece lobby – the longest lobby arrival point on the island – featuring numerous skylights that allow for natural illumination by the sun and the moon; one of Koh Samui’s largest poolscapes; and its Gallery of Eight, a collection of eight sites dotted around the property specially selected for their appeal as photos and photo backgrounds.
The 140 guestrooms, which include 24 suites and villas, feature private balconies and most offer sea views. Seven beachfront pool villas provide elevated services, and select rooms include access to Regency Club privileges. August Design was charged with the interior design of the resort’s accommodations. They opted for a simple aesthetic supported by a neutral palette with ocean-inspired decor and blue accents.
Food and beverage requirements are filled by four restaurants and bars. These include Yangna, an all-day dining restaurant showcasing Thai and international cuisine; the open-air Sesun Grill & Beach Bar, which dishes up fresh seafood and Mediterranean sides; Cobalt (fresh juice, iced tea and coffee); and Kube, a bar located at the highest point of the resort.
In addition to the pools (lap, plunge, family pool with whirlpool and kids’ pool with a slide), the property’s spa meets guests’ wellness needs. It features five treatment rooms, including two couple’s suites with a private deck and outdoor tub.
Indoor and outdoor event spaces include the Regency Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 100 for a sit-down dinner or 150 for cocktails, and a 1,045-square-foot lawn.