Wellness destination Chiva-Som has reopened after a six-month closure to complete the third of four stages of its first major renovation since its inauguration 23 years ago.
Further enhancing the Chiva-Som offering, which has already seen all of its Ocean Rooms and many of its facilities transformed, today sees additions to the wellness experience with a new specialist golf retreat.
The latest aesthetic and hardware developments comprise a complete overhaul of the Thai Pavilions, Emerald Room, Orchid Lounge, Library, Fitness Centre and Niranlada Medi-Spa.
In line with the resort master plan, the hallmarks of which are contemporary and supremely comfortable interiors, the new look is realised with materials such as local sustainable teak, silk and bamboo. Keeping their quintessential Thai spirit intact, the Thai Pavilions are brighter, lighter and more spacious, creating a serene, calming space which reflects the tranquillity of the resort.
A new room category, the Thai Pavilion Suite features an outdoor pantry and its own outdoor private glass-walled sala, a private space for around six guests set amidst the tranquil gardens and is suitable for private meals, meditation or just for relaxing.
The addition of a glass wall in the Emerald Room has created a fresh, contemporary and relaxing space, flooded with natural light, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Orchid Lounge has undergone a complete makeover to become an inviting and sociable spot in which guests can enjoy afternoon-tea, interact, welcoming also a piano, pond-side seating and an open juice bar.
The Library has also become airier and the new home of the retail shop, whilst the Guest Relations Desk has moved to a more private and discreet part of the resort.
The Fitness Centre has increased in size to incorporate a larger gym area and a separate stretching space with an array of new cardio equipment, functional and non-functional training equipment as well as a private training room and two fully renovated Dance and Pilates Studio’s.
Chiva-Som’s Total Golf Enhancement retreat also launches today, aimed at developing guests’ overall game.
This new retreat is suitable for players of all levels and provides expertise in specialist areas, such as Golf Fitness Training and Golf Biomechanics.
In addition to golf-specific inclusions, guests will also enjoy related treatments in essential areas, such as post-game muscle recovery, relaxation and skincare.
Breaking Travel News spoke to Krip Rojanastien, chief executive of Chiva-Som, earlier this year to find out more about the overhaul of the resort.
Find out what he had to say here.