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W Retreat Koh Samui to Open Spring 2010

W Retreat Koh Samui to Open Spring 2010

The W Retreat Koh Samui, the first W Retreat in Southeast Asia will open this spring. An all-villa beachfront resort set on the north shore of Thailand’s famed Samui island, the W Retreat Koh Samui will be adjacent to The Residences at W Retreat Koh Samui, which will feature 17 secluded beachfront villas ranging from three to five bedrooms and from 1,000 to 2,752 square meters. Each residence offers a modern tropical Zen style with exotic touches, and each offers full access to the benefits, services and amenities of W Koh Samui.

“W Retreat Koh Samui will redefine the way we live and play, delivering a fully integrated contemporary lifestyle experience with the signature W twist,” said Coetzer Deysel, general manager of W Retreat Koh Samui. “We are delighted to bring our world of ‘Wow’ to Koh Samui, one of the coolest islands in Southeast Asia.”

A modern paradise of vibrant foliage, unspoiled golden sand and warm island breezes, W Retreat Koh Samui will offer panoramic sunrise and sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand from its beachfront location. The Retreat will feature 75 private villas equipped with modern lifestyle innovations, including a private pool, daybeds, an outdoor shower, Yamaha sound system, 47-inch plasma screen TV, wine refrigerator, and the signature W bed.

The design of W Retreat Koh Samui will reflect a modern “Thai Zen” design, featuring clean lines, spaces that flow, and materials that reflect relaxation and warmth. The overall wood tone used throughout the Retreat is based on the bleached color of the driftwood washed up onto the shore. Key materials will also include white terrazzo floors, red mosaic tiles and black Thai-inspired vanities.

Guests of the Retreat will be able to enjoy preferred dining reservations and seating at The Kitchen Table, which will serve freshly baked treats, gourmet pizzas and inspirational buffets, as well as at W Retreat Koh Samui’s signature Japanese restaurant, Namu. Before dinner, guests may spice up their evenings with one of W Retreat Koh Samui’s signature cocktails at the lounge - Sip.


aWay Spa, the signature spa at W Retreat Koh Samui, will offer guests a wellness escape with signature treatments including massages, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, as well as a range of treatments incorporating local Thai influences. aWay Spa will also comprise spa villas, Tonic juice bar and the first “Thaimazcal” treatment facility. First of its kind in Asia, the Thaimazcal treatment is unique and based on Mexican tribal rituals, using local Thai ingredients.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the pool, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, water sports center and tennis court, Style Lab and much more.

The Great Room function area at W Retreat Koh Samui will serve as an ideal island venue for business gatherings, creative meetings and so on. The Great Room can be divided into two areas and serves 60 people with the latest in meetings technology.

W Retreat Koh Samui and The Residences at W Retreat Koh Samui is a joint venture of .