Samui Island is the scene for a takeover by Sheraton’s Starwood brand of the existing Samui Imperial, a 141 room resort that is going to get the makeover of all makeovers without even closing its doors.
Sheraton Samui Resort will become the 24th property under various brands of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Thailand’s burgeoning hotel market place and its fourth property on Samui Island. With a refurbishment schedule strategy orchestrated to minimize any impact during this transitional phase, management promises that guests will not be inconvenienced at all.
Koh Samui, with a drag net of visitors from Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, and only a 15-minute drive from the Koh Samui International Airport, has all the ingredients for any traveler wishing to indulge in some peace and relaxation with all the amenities available of a small city in the town of Chaweng. It is also home to one of the longest stretches of glaringly white sand beach, Chaweng Noi Beach, which is where the resort is located.
May to August 2014 has been dedicated to upgrading one wing of rooms, the lobby lounge, spa and the breakfast restaurant. September to November will be focused on more room upgrades, building a children’s club area and public rest rooms. October to January 2015, more rooms will be upgraded, meeting facilities and a state of the art fitness center will be created. The last phase in January to April, the remaining rooms will be refurbished, a beach and pool bar created, the back of house infrastructure will be tended to and finally, the landscaping will give it a breath of fresh sea air.
Sheraton’s globally expected 5 star bench mark of service and amenities will complete the rebranding of what promises to be another amazing “head to” destination under their umbrella.