InterContinental opens Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort

Saturday, 07 April 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 14 By  Pattaya Mail

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort, the newest property in the IHG Worldwide global portfolio, opened its doors in February to offer another luxury residential option on Koh Samui’s tourism map.

Formerly managed by various hotel operating companies, the resort occupies an exceptional location on the south-west tip of the island at Baan Taling Ngam.  It was Koh Samui’s first ever luxury resort and opens following a 10-month multimillion dollar renovation project as the island’s “Grand Dame”.

(Left to right) Nakaret Butthuam, Head Butler, Colin Baugart, Mathias Urbaczek (the resort’s first guest) and Arnaud Girodon, General Manager.(Left to right) Nakaret Butthuam, Head Butler, Colin Baugart, Mathias Urbaczek (the resort’s first guest) and Arnaud Girodon, General Manager.

“We are confident, this well-loved destination is better than ever as it flies the new flag of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts,” said General Manager Arnaud Girodon.

With breathtaking sunsets and 320-degree vistas across the famous “Five Islands” and Angthong National Park, InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort brings with it luxurious accommodations, a private beach, gourmet dining and signature spa raised 120 meters above sea level.

It is also the island’s only address to offer private transfers to guests, to and from Koh Samui International Airport by speedboat direct to its own 150-metre licensed pier.

Set amid 22 acres of lush coconut plantation, the resort’s 79 guest residences include 12 signature standalone Beachfront Pool Villas and 17 2-bedroom villas perfect for families and/or groups of friends.  Ranging from 67 to 320 square meters, each boasts a private balcony, expansive bathroom with soaking tub and waterfall shower, and is adorned with unique ‘pops’ of colour adding a contemporary edge to the resort’s strong Thai heritage.  12 signature standalone Beachfront Pool Villas have their own private sundeck and swimming pool.

Resort facilities also extend to a fully equipped gymnasium, two tennis courts, a golf practice area, a dedicated yoga sala overlooking the ocean and a resort ‘inspiration’ centre.

InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort viewed from the private pier.InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort viewed from the private pier.

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