Hyatt Regency Koh Samui GM Pulido Anticipates Bright Future For Island
Like other tourism destinations in Thailand, Koh Samui has been badly impacted by the global pandemic.
Things, though, are beginning to look up for the destination. The unveiling in early July of the Hyatt Regency Koh Samui — a design-forward luxury property on the north-eastern tip of the island — was a landmark debut on the island.
Ongoing plans to reopen Samui to international visitors, meanwhile, over the coming months are another positive indicator for the future.
“Koh Samui is a very special destination,” he said. “It has been one of Asia’s most popular islands for decades now, yet it has never lost any of its charm. Visitors will find incredible beauty, fantastic food and outstanding hospitality. It’s all waiting here for them like it always has been.”
A collaboration between three of Thailand’s biggest hotel design names — Office of Bangkok Architecture, August Design and PLandscaping — the 140-room property occupies eight acres of private coastline in the far northeast corner of the paradise island.
Deploying a design-forward philosophy, the property, which is located in North Chaweng — and is less than ten minutes from the island’s international airport— bills itself as a “vacation gallery” due to its array of visual highlights.
These include a showpiece lobby — the longest lobby arrival point in Koh Samui — plush accommodations that showcase terrific ocean views and one of the largest pool zones on the island.
“The pandemic has been a challenging time for Koh Samui as it has been for the entire tourism industry in Thailand,” he added. “That’s why we are so delighted to debut with such a special resort.
“This island has a central role in how Thailand fares following the pandemic, and it’s an honour to be leading the way as we begin to look positively towards the future.”