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W5 Administrator for "Why in Travel"
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of the newest Luxury Collection Resort, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, in January 2013 along with a unique opening offer.  Exquisitely nestled in a stunning cove overlooking the Gulf of Siam near Chaweng Beach, Vana Belle, Koh Samui is a private haven of luxury offering an enchanting getaway and memorable experiences. 

 

“We look forward to welcome Koh Samui visitors to the newest Luxury Collection Brand with Vana Belle, Koh Samui,” said Mr. Mark O’Sullivan, General Manager.  “A unique gem to be discovered, Vana Belle showcases the best of Koh Samui in a beautiful setting with unsurpassed amenities which are enhanced by a variety of tailored and authentic experiences that evoke the culture and essence of the region.”

 

Tucked away in a secluded cove near the world famous white sands of Chaweng Beach and with blissful shades of the unrivaled resort ample foliage and breathtaking views of sunrise over the island, Vana Belle is more than just a seaside resort.  The definition of “Vana Belle” means beautiful forest – the inspiration for the resort’s orientation and design.  In addition to stunning views of the crystalline waters, Vana Belle has been thoughtfully designed with a verdant landscape of lush greenery that enhances the privacy and intimacy of the resort. Retreat to an exclusive world of indulgence and pampering with 80 magnificently appointed Pool Suites and Pool Villas featuring expansive outdoor spaces that offer the utmost in privacy.

 

Vana Belle offers effortless island living with a variety of personalized experiences. Stay onsite all day, and experience an epicurean adventure at one of the resort’s distinguished restaurants, a cool cocktail by your own private pool, or an afternoon in the lavish spa.  Or, explore the area’s stunning natural environs and cultural attractions on day trips to the nearby islands, rainforest waterfalls or temples.

 

Escape into luxury Accommodations

The first Luxury Collection property on Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers magnificent accommodations, with a selection of stunning guest suites and villas, with sizes ranging from 86 square meters to 211 square meters. With architecture and detailing reflecting the indigenous rich local culture, all of the stylish guest suites and villas feature views of the tropical gardens or the cerulean waters.

 

Exceptional Locale

Located 80 kilometers off of Thailand’s southern coast, Koh Samui is an unspoiled corner of the globe, known for its borderless ivory beaches and sparkling turquoise waters.  Perched on a quiet, serene bay at the southern end of Chaweng Beach, and not far from Samui International Airport, Vana Belle, Koh Samui offers convenient access to the island’s remarkable recreation and cultural treasures. 

 

Just off of the resort’s beach, the crystalline waters of the Gulf offer an abundance of world-class snorkeling and diving on the vibrant coral reefs teeming with colorful sea life.  Inland, hike through the emerald rainforests to enchanting waterfalls and natural bathing pools.   Or, spend a day exploring nearby cultural and natural treasures, such as Big Buddha, the Hin Ta - Hin Yai rock formations, or elephant trekking through the jungle.  For a more personal cultural experience, the resort offers Thai cooking classes, or balance your body and soul with Yoga class by the resort’s own Yoga master near the poolside. All recreation activities can be easily arranged by the Luxury Collection Concierge.


Epicurean Excellence

Thai cuisine and other flavors of the region are showcased at the resort’s 2 restaurants and lobby lounge.  The resort’s signature restaurant, Kiree, is a contemporary indoor/outdoor venue with ocean views that serves breakfast and dinner daily.  Enjoy an international breakfast buffet with live cooking stations or experience a new savory journey with epicurean influences of Southern Thai dishes exclusively created by the Executive Chef, Dario Congera.

 

Panali is Vana Belle’s poolside restaurant, serving Italian and international favorites for lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy daily fresh picked seafood for barbeque, pizzas, paninis and many more.

 

The intimate Lobby Lounge is an open air bar overlooking a grove of palm trees, endless open sky parallel to the Gulf of Thailand.  It’s the perfect setting to take in the views while sipping hand-made drinks and selections from an extensive whisky menu along with delectable nibbles from the kitchen.

 

Spa Indulgence

Get away from the boiling sun and enter a realm of refined sanctuary of peaceful and subtle luxury. Vana Spa is designed to rejuvenate body and spirit with a menu of locally-inspired experiences and signature treatments selections.

 

Opening offer

 

To mark the opening of a perfect retreat, Vana Belle, A Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is offering an ‘Escape Into Luxury’ package. Guests can enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, THB 2,000 resort dining credit per room per day and double Starpoints from the Starwood Preferred Guest programme.  Rates start from THB 18,000 per room per night for a Classic Pool Suite and are valid for stays until 15 July 2013. To book visit www.luxurycollection.com/vanabelle [Via Press Release, Starwood Hotels and Resorts]