AccorHotels debuts Novotel on the beaches of Samui

Press Release   •   Feb 17, 2016 14:49 +08

AccorHotels announces the opening of Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi, the first Novotel on the island of Samui in Thailand. Located on a quiet stretch of Chaweng Beach, the resort is only five minutes away from the island’s most popular shopping and nightlife area and 10 minutes from Samui International Airport.

“Complete with beautiful white-sand beaches, stunning blue seas and a range of activities, Samui is the premier destination in the Gulf of Thailand. We are proud to introduce the first Novotel on Samui, which is recognised as one of the region’s fastest growing resort destinations,” said Mr. Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia. “The opening of Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi offers travellers an international four-star brand known for its spacious rooms, consistently high service standards, commitment to guest well-being and modern meeting rooms, as well as reinforces AccorHotels’ commitment to development in Southern Thailand.” In 2016 alone, AccorHotels is scheduled to open five additional hotels in the area.

Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi features 183 beachfront and garden rooms, including 20 family rooms equipped with double and bunk beds. Each room type features spacious interiors, large balconies, minibars, LCD televisions and complimentary WiFi.

The resort is home to three unique restaurants and a beach bar. Palm Court Restaurant, which offers international and Thai cuisine in a buffet or a la carte format, features an outdoor terrace perched on a hill. Adjacent to the pool and overlooking the beach, @Beach Restaurant is an ideal place to chill with friends and family over a delicious selection of snacks and local delicacies. Guests can also savour authentic Thai cuisine at Tom Yam Thai Restaurant,and thenenjoy the sunset and an evening cocktail @beach bar.

“Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi is perfect for guests seeking a quiet beach getaway with easy access to great restaurants and nightlife,” said Mr. Thomas Colbert, General Manager of Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi.

In addition to a fitness center, the resort offers two pools and a relaxing spa. Fully equipped Kanda Ballroom is the largest meeting venue in the Chaweng area featuring natural daylight and can accommodate up to 250 people.

Rates at the resort start at THB 4000++. For more information and reservations, please email or call +(66) (0) 77 428 888.

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