W Opens First Southeast Asia Property On Samui Island

W Hotels Worldwide has opened W Retreat Koh Samui, the first W in Southeast Asia, an all-villa beachfront resort located at the peak of the north shore of Thailand’s Samui Island.

W Koh Samui features 75 private villas with panoramic sunrise and sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, equipped with a private pool, daybeds, an outdoor shower, Yamaha sound system, 46-inch plasma screen TV, wine refrigerator, and the signature W bed.

W Koh Samui’s signature services and amenities bring a new level of indulgence to a renowned Thai island. Exclusive experiences include W’s signature Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, providing guests and residents with whatever they want.

Showcasing architecture by MAPS Design Studio and interior design by Thailand-based design firm P49 Deesign, W Retreat Koh Samui has a hill separating it from the rest of Koh Samui. The signature W Lounge offers ocean vistas coupled with interactive digital floor projections that give way to off-white terrazzo floors, high ceilings clad in angular bleached wood veneer panels, large bookshelves and oversized lamps, and a water feature in the shape of a lotus flower. 

The W Lounge sits adjacent to WOOBAR, a space open on three sides, perched on the corner of a hillside, with views of the Gulf of Thailand. Guests can also try The Kitchen Table - serving freshly baked gourmet pizzas and large buffets - or the signature restaurant, Namu, which serves up a modern interpretation of Asian cusine. 

Away Spa, the signature spa at W Retreat Koh Samui, will offer massages, facial and body treatments, manicures and pedicures, as well as a range of treatments incorporating local Thai influences – whether it be ingredients or massage techniques. Featuring a modern design, Away Spa comprises 576 square meters of indoor and outdoor spa treatment areas as well as TONIC juice bar and the first “Thaimazcal” treatment facility.

The Thaimazcal treatment is unique and based on Mexican tribal rituals, using local Thai ingredients. Guests will also be able to enjoy the WET pool, SWEAT fitness facility, water sports center and tennis court and Style Lab.

Also, The Great Room function area at W Retreat Koh Samui serves 60 people with the latest in meetings technology.

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