YTL Hotels announce the opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui in Thailand. The resort’s opening has been highly-anticipated, and its debut on the eastern coast of Thailand marks the beginning of the discovery of inspiring and quintessential experiences.
Koh Samui has long been renowned for its breathtaking tropical charms and pristine natural beauty on the Gulf of Thailand and is a much sought-after destination for luxury travellers from around the world. The distinguished and personalized Ritz-Carlton service and legendary Thai hospitality are interwoven to create unique, treasured moments.
ÒThe Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui marks another milestone of our strong partnership with Marriott International. With the opening of this resort, our portfolio together with Marriott International now encompasses nine properties across Asia-Pacific and Europe,Ó said Dato’ Mark Yeoh, Executive Director of YTL Hotels.
The resort’s culinary offerings reflect the destination’s bold flavours synonymous with southern Thai soul food at some of the seven dining experiences available.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui has curated some of the finest authentic southern Thai experiences to immerse in. These include the Muay Thai Gym with its indoor kickboxing ring where guests can learn the martial art of Muay Thai with trained instructors; journey to a local market to source seasonal produce, followed by a class to unlock the secrets of southern Thai cooking.
The resort has also introduced a one-of-a-kind temperate Swim Reef within the resort that teems with over 50 species of fish. It is the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia and offers unique snorkelling and fish-feeding experiences. Expansive facilities include two white sand beaches, a beachside resort pool, a water sports centre and two floodlit tennis courts.
The stunning resort with its contemporary architecture pays homage to its past with the extensive use of coconut and other natural materials such as ceramics that imbue a sense of place.