The official launch of the Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui


The recent official launch of The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui saw the resort celebrate the ‘Samui Way of Life’ through a cornucopia of memorable experiences. Invited guests for the weekend were charmed by the gentle, vernacular architecture of 175 suites and pool villas across 58 acres of oceanfront land, ranging from hilltop to beach, fringed by coconut palms. Guests indulged in a variety of delights from fine Thai cuisine to Muay Thai. There was also time to explore the hotel’s own swim reef teeming with over 50 species of fish, to relaxation offered by the 3,800 square metre Spa Village Koh Samui, including its signature Songkran Shower.

At the gala evening, guests feasted on an exquisite dinner of lobster and Thai-infused flavours, crafted by Executive Chef Jose Chelo Ballester, capped by a Thai tea panna cotta. The spectacular fireworks then segued into an after-party on the beach with international DJs and delicious cocktails. In his address, Tan Sri (Dr) Francis Yeoh, Managing Director of YTL Group of Companies announced: “It is truly exciting to be in Koh Samui – an island that has long had a reputation for its extraordinary and charming island life, and authentic Thai hospitality and culture; a destination that is a perennial favourite amongst domestic and international travellers. We have been blessed to have the opportunity to create memories on this tropical paradise; an island destination touched by legendary Thai hospitality.”

The Ritz-Carlton Koh Samui

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