Starwood to open Vana Belle, Koh Samui

Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced the upcoming opening of the Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, in January 2013.

The first Luxury Collection property on Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers 80 accommodations, with a selection of guest suites and villas, with sizes ranging from 925 square feet to 2,271 square feet. All of the guest suites and villas provide views of the tropical gardens or the waters.

Located 49 miles off of Thailand’s southern coast, Koh Samui is known for its borderless ivory beaches and turquoise waters. Perched on a quiet bay at the southern end of Chaweng Beach, and not far from Samui International Airport, Vana Belle, Koh Samui offers access to the island’s recreation and cultural treasures.

Thai cuisine and other flavors of the region are showcased at the resort’s two restaurants and lobby lounge. The resort’s signature restaurant, Kiree, is a contemporary indoor/outdoor venue with ocean views. Panali is Vana Belle’s poolside restaurant, serving Italian and international favorites for lunch and dinner. The Lobby Lounge is an open air bar overlooking a grove of palm trees, open sky parallel to the Gulf of Thailand.

Another amenity is the Vana Spa, which has a menu of locally-inspired experiences and signature treatments selections.

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