Just twenty minutes south of Koh Samui International Airport on Lamai beach on Samui’s east coast lies an enchanting island paradise known as Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa. At this unique and splendid resort Thai and Chinese craftsmanship combine in perfect harmony across 14 villas and 63 suites. Serene and welcoming Le Meridien has plenty to offer, both resident and nonresident guests alike.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa goes far behind the traditional five-star hotel experience, here guests will discover a new perspective with a strong focus on contemporary art and cuisine. Art comes in many forms at this splendid resort, both visual and conceptual. From the Chinese antique collectible items in the HUB, Le SPA, venues and guest rooms to the contemporary LED lighting and fiber optics illuminating the Feng Shui feature, to the more traditional Chinese lanterns and fragrant candles, this curated art experience provides guests with a subtle yet calculated stimulation of the senses.
Showcasing Koh Samui’s strong Chinese heritage, Feng Shui, the Chinese art of creating harmonious surroundings that enhance the balance of Yin and Yang, has been subtly implemented throughout the scope of the resort’s design. The main entrance is an extraordinary octagonal porte cochere modeled after the Yin and Yang, encouraging guests to leave all stress and worries behind as they enter the island paradise. The exteriors of the buildings feature a contemporary fusion of Chinese-Thai architecture, while the soothing interiors feature décor and artwork incorporating a melting pot of Thai, Chinese, Burmese and Indian elements. The lush landscaping is distinctly Balinese, seamlessly blending the surrounding verdant jungle foliage with the serene beachfront location.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa offers three distinctive dining opportunities for inquisitive palates seeking stimulating gourmet dining and a stylish bar that will suit the needs of even the most discerning guest seeking liquid refreshment.
The Latest Recipe restaurant offers delicious all-day dining in a casual and lively setting where guests can enjoy local and international dishes that marry together the unique flavores of both East and West in a location with limitless ocean views. The Latest Recipe dining experience is available from 6am until 11pm.
The Ocean Pier by Latest Recipe is located on a unique 224 meter floating Ocean Pier that affords spectacular 360 degree panoramic views across the Gulf of Thailand. Here guests can enjoy drinks at dusk and a stunning 4 course set Starlight Dinner under the night sky between 6.30pm and 10.30pm
Latitude 9 is the perfect place to enjoy culinary experiences inspired by a coffee house environment by day and wine setting by night. Here one can savor fresh coffee and pastries to stimulate thinking or gather with new or old friends and indulge stimulating tastes and conversation. Latitude 9 opens from 10am until 11pm for cuisine beverages and tapas.
The plunge bar is a place where guests are invited to enjoy refreshing beverages and snacks prepared by the creative in-house team at this stylish beach front and poolside oasis. The Plunge Bar is open from 9am until 11pm.
As well as Le Meridien’s commitment to culture and tradition the Asian philosophy of Feng Shui is apparent throughout the resorts design. When it comes to accommodation each of the different suite categories reflects the principal of living by social status and is divided into four stages of life.
The Verandah Suite offers a private and enclosed verandah with day bed lounges and 45 square meters of space dedicated to allowing guests to unwind. The bedroom feature opaque draping that creates a sense of nature with a mélange of furnishings that lend themselves to an environment that is both current and traditional. The significance of this suite is the gold mural on the wall and animal painting that reflect the story of an immigrant who has just settled down. They are good collectors and enjoy getting to know their new neighbors as they start their own new journey. There will be plenty of collectible items in bits and pieces throughout the room as their neighbors have shared the same experience and are support their settlement with small gifs. They are very proud of their achievement; therefore they will color their place in loud tones.
The Terrace Suite offers 50 square meters of private open air terrace overlooking the swimming pool and resort grounds and luxurious bed seating for the ultimate in relaxation. The room is finished with rich, ‘new age Thai and Chinese furnishings and fixtures as well as a chaise lounge in a one bedroom configuration.
The Plunge Pool Suite offers guests a secluded oasis that includes an internal open air private plunge pool in the centre of the room along with an enclosed verandah deck and daybed seating. At 50 square meters, Plunge Pool Suite is the perfect choice for privacy and luxury combined, featuring Thai and Chinese contemporary decoration.
This suite category is for the early stages of the immigrant’s journey, they are humble and welcoming to new friends in life, hence their choice of accommodation. This allows them to experience the same settling in phase as their immediate townhouse neighbors, while they have simple luxury with the vision of what they aspire to later on in life.
The refined 50 square meter Pool Access Suite offers direct access to a private complex pool with its open terrace and decking with day bed seating. Thai and Chinese decor creates an enchanting space for guests to unwind.
This suite category is for an immigrant who earns enough to afford a luxury of living by water. At this stage they will learn how to live in a community, as their house is right next or right across from their neighbor by sharing the water (river) together. This will give them opportunity to meet others and have their own family. They spend not so much time in the room but spend a lot of time in balcony to socialize. They know the luxury of pampering themselves by having a large private space (bathroom) – the double vanity represents a luxurious “new” migrant who will spend their money on luxury for themselves, family and guests. Images on the farm animals have gone, representing a climb in society and wealth.
The Pavilion Pool Villa offers a 105 square meter private sanctuary in which guests can explore with the love ones. With distinction in both design and feel, the luxurious and spacious villas feature a private infinity lap pool and relaxing double sun lounges for leisure. Private in-villa dining with a private chef and butler is available upon request.
The private pool villa is for those who seek privacy and intimacy with their love ones. Once the children are all grown up, both they and their parents will need their own space but still adjacent. The mansion is a self-sufficient space with its own water pool. The room color scheme is very well coordinated and accented. There are many new finer touches and amenities in the room for added comfort and luxury as their wealth starts to show.
With 165 square meters of internal and external living space, Le Méridien Koh Samui’s exceptional Ocean Front Pool Villas offer limitless ocean views. These free standing villas feature an open air sala, air-conditioned sitting room sala, relaxing double sun lounges and private ocean view facing an infinity lap pool. Private in-villa dining with a private chef and butler is also available.
The Ocean Front Pool Villa is for those who seek true happiness and eternity. Reaching the stage where making more money does not make ones any happier. They seek eternal happiness and want to ensure that all basics in life are well taken care of at the minimal. The space is open to the wide ocean in front and the ocean view is infinite. All the elements in room are of exceptionally fine quality and the color scheme is very plain yet extremely elegant. They seek tranquility and true happiness in life. The butterflies which represents “freedom” are engraves everywhere in the room, from the wall, sheer curtains to beddings.
As well as unparalleled dining experiences and accommodation Le Méridien Koh Samui offers the world-class luxury Le SPA with a customized menu of rejuvenating experiences that combine ancient cultural methods and ingredients to revitalize mind, body and spirit. The door that leads to the treatment suites are date back to 1700’s that we salvaged from a Chinese Mansion. The doors would lead to the family basement, where the wealth of the family was securely kept, doubling as a place of relaxation, rejuvenation and harmony.
A beautiful oceanfront infinity pool and expansive deck offers a stylish daytime retreat for a refreshing swim with spectacular beach views, or the perfect romantic sunset viewing spot. Guests can stay fit in the state-of-the-art fitness center, offering the latest exercise equipment and daily yoga and Pilates classes. Active guests will also appreciate the resort’s range of water sport activities.
Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa falls wholly in line with the Le Méridien brand’s commitment to arts and culture. This commitment now extends to the resort’s unique options for private and corporate events, specifically geared towards those seeking a new perspective, one that is both artistically modern and culturally enriched. Whether a range of jaw-dropping ceremony locations, luxurious pre-wedding pamper spa packages, sophisticated cuisine options or experiential activities, Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa offers endless possibilities for executives and meeting planners.
One of the resort’s main focal points, the extraordinary 224-meter floating ocean pier extending over the Gulf of Thailand, is a unique and inspired venue for private dinners, celebratory cocktail parties, and intimate wedding ceremonies and receptions. Saying “I do” in style with an awe-inspiring oceanic backdrop with guests literally floating on water.
For an unforgettable board meeting or stunning beachside cocktail function, Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa will inspire you with creativity and a dedicated team to ensure the success of your event. The Library—a refined meeting room—and a selection of breathtaking outdoor spaces can be transformed to suit your vision.
As a further testament to the region’s Chinese traditions, the hotel can arrange for a Feng Shui master to be present at any intimate event to offer guidance and truly complete a culturally enriched experience.
About Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts
Le Méridien, the Paris-born hotel brand currently represented by nearly 100 properties in more than 40 countries, was acquired by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) in November 2005. With more than 80 of its properties located in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific, Le Méridien provided a strong international complement to Starwood’s then primarily North American holdings at the time of purchase. Since then, Le Méridien has gone through a brand re-launch, which included a large scale hotels product consolidation and redefined brand strategy. Through creation of the LM100 artist community, Le Méridien has transformed numerous guest touch points, thus bringing unique, interactive and curated experiences to its guests. Plans call for dynamic expansion of Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts within the next five years, concentrating on markets in Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Le Méridien recently opened new hotels in Cairo, Bali, Atlanta, Dallas, Istanbul, Oran (Algeria), Zhengzhou (China), Arlington (Virginia, USA) and Santa Monica, (California, USA), and will open in the next 12 months in Bangkok, Chicago, New Orleans, Mahabaleshwar (India), Gandhinagar (India), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Tampa (Florida, USA), Charlotte (North Carolina, USA) and Indianapolis (Indiana, USA). For more information, please visit www.lemeridien.com or www.facebook.com/lemeridien. Follow @LeMeridienHotels on Instagram and Twitter.Stay updated with Samui Times by following us on Facebook.
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