Langham Hotels International has signed a management contract for an all-villa boutique resort at Kalim Bay in Phuket, Thailand overlooking the Andaman Sea.The latest addition to the growing Langham portfolio puts the luxury hotel operator on track to operate at least five properties in Thailand within five years.
Scheduled to open in early 2010, Langham Place Miora Resort + Spa, Kalim Bay, Phuket will comprise of 78 villas including penthouses set on a hilltop location overlooking Kalim Bay, Phuket.
The resort’s design is masterminded by renowned Hawaiian American architect, Clint Nagata of Blink, Bangkok, who has developed a number of major hotel and resort projects throughout Asia Pacific. Nagata’s vision is to capture the essence and spirit of the environment in which the project is based. The ‘designer’ resort is surrounded by natural forests and affords total sea views for the majority of villas offering tranquillity and serenity in a distinctive contemporary design environment.
Each villa has been designed to meet the needs of the modern luxury guest seeking a stylish escape in a romantic and stimulating setting. Each villa will feature apartment-style amenities including private bars and a contemporary entertainment centre. Private plunge pools present retractable floating dining tables as well as day beds and barbecue grills.
Penthouse villas with roof terraces will feature zero-edge pools with bubble beds as well as sail roofs and tanning lawns.)
A key feature of the resort will be a cantilevered swimming pool that extends from the hill to create an infinity-style effect with a Chuan Spa located directly below. The pool will also feature a floating tented sala which will be a perfect venue to enjoy sundowners.
Chuan Spa will be introduced to Phuket for the first time bringing a signature range of pampering spa treatments based on the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
“Chuan” in Chinese means flowing water. As the source of life, water represents the re-birth and re-balancing of one’s whole being. Chuan incorporate principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine into its signature treatments and operational details from ambience, décor, unique TCM breathing ritual, tea, and private-label products.
The resort will also feature an easily accessible Beach Club on the oceanfront which will include all-day dining, a lounge area and specially designed space for ‘chilling out’ while offering a stimulating range of beach club activities.
Daragh Connelly, Managing Director of The Miora Development Company said, “The Langham Place brand matches our exciting vision of a designer boutique hotel that seamlessly connects with our modern guests to deliver a fun and engaging experience. While we are located close to the tourist hub of Patong, we will still be above it all with a luxury boutique hotel.”