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Full Moon Char Grill

The Full Moon Char Grill restaurant offering ocean-view dining on an elevated terrace overlooking the infinity pool and beachfront. Inspired, grilled prime cuts and original creations by the acclaimed chef, salt and oil gurus will guide you through your meal that will transport you even further into paradise.

INFORMATION:
Contact: 077 428 300-9077 428 300-9
Average cost per person: 900 Baht
House Wine per bottle: 1,500 Baht
Credit Cards: Visa, Master, Amex
Service & Tax: 7% tax & 10% service charge
Popular Dish: No.2 and No.4
Open From: 11:00 to 23:00
Web: www.samui.anantara.com
Executive Chef: Bernhard Koll
Wine Guru: Mr. Santi Thongrit
Awarded by the Wine Spectator for an outstanding wine selection

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W Retreat Koh Samui UNVEILS Its New Retreat Category Seascape Escape, Four-Bedroom Villa

A luxurious four-bedroom residential pool villa is now ready to welcome holiday makers.

Koh Samui, Thailand — W Retreat Koh Samui has finally brought the newest WOW to the tropical island paradise, introducing the newest room category: a four-bedroom “Seascape Escape Villa.”

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Splurge on the next level of ideal retreat in the Seascape Escape Villa- W Retreat Koh Samui’s newly-launched four-bedroom retreat. Stretched along the lush landscape overlooking the Gulf of Thailand with an unparalleled breathtaking view is, whether you lounge in a daybed, laze in a bathtub or unwind in your own 15-meter infinity-edge swimming pool. Natural wood and white expanses are accented by warm hues to energize your vibrant experience. Enclosed in an expansive 2,058-square-meter space means you will have never-ending ways to play and unplug, from sharing fresh-cooked dishes and board-games to watching movies with the big screen LED and BOSE sound system and partying by the pool.

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While the people are playing, enjoying the high-tech entertainment system in the living space, you can still have your own peaceful moment as all four bedrooms have their own private entrances to guarantee your utmost privacy. Feel the ocean breeze from the balcony then slip into W Signature Bed, feel the luxury of high-quality linens and gaze as the waves are rolling in, your perfect holiday escape certainly happens here.

W Retreat Koh Samui. Located between Maenam and Bo Phut, it has the finest and most pristine beach location in Thailand. The 74 all private pool retreats offer all the indulgence and luxury you could possibly wish for.  Ultra chic and cutting edge design is awaiting you, just as the stunning sea views of the most pristine beach location to be found in Thailand.

For more information and reservations, please contact 0 (66) 77915999 or email to bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com

Explore what’s New / Next at W Retreat Koh Samui – www.wretreatkohsamui.com

“Beach Grill” & “Beach Bar-B-Q Reloaded” @ SIP W Retreat Koh Samui’s Beach Happenings

Take advantage of W Retreat Koh Samui’s enviable location, where the azure waters of Maenam Beach meet Bophut Beach and join our ’Beach Grill at SIP’ and Beach Bar-B-Q Reloaded’ happenings. You’re invited to get together with friends for our indulgent bites, bask in the sun, play waterball and beach trampolines, or simply chill-out with style as the sun sinks into the horizon. You can also mingle by the bar where we’ll be shaking and stirring W Retreat Koh Samui’s original cocktails.

Beach Grill

Get more than just a BBQ at SIP, W’s beach bar where you laze around on our beachfront and feast delicious BBQ dishes cooked fresh from our new Beach Grill. Come check out daily our chalkboard menus offering featuring a variety of hand formed burgers, chili-glazed chicken wings, Macaroni salad with grilled prawn and, Greek yogurt, New York and Chicago style hot dogs and our Jamaican style jerked chicken sandwich.

Daily: 11am – 5:00pm

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Beach Bar-B-Q Reloaded

Experience the next level of Beach Bar-B-Q at SIP Bar, where you lounge in lazy beach bean bags and sun beds, groove to house tunes and sip on white or red sangria, buckets of beer, drunken fruit and buy-one-get-one-free martinis. While enjoying our beverage specials, be sure to check out our new Beach Grill menus featuring BBQ favorites, such as Carolina styled pulled pork sandwich, New York-style hot dogs, Jamaican style jerk chicken and a variety of hand formed burgers.

Guests arriving by boat receive a special 25% discount on food while your captain eats free.

Every Saturday: 12:30 – 4:00 pm. (regular menus will be available after 4:00 pm until 5:00 pm.)

For more information and reservations, please contact 0 (66) 77915999 or email to bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com

Explore what’s New / Next at W Retreat Koh Samui – www.wretreatkohsamui.com

About W Hotels Worldwide

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 14 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015. W Hotels have been announced for Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier, Goa, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com or www.facebook.com/whotels. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com. Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About Amburaya Hotels & Resorts

The owner and developer of W Retreat Koh Samui and The Residences at W Retreat Koh Samui is a joint venture between Amburaya Hotels & Resorts and Istithmar World.  Amburaya Properties is a vibrant Thai-based developer bringing new and innovative lifestyle-oriented accommodations and residential developments to new and well-established destinations.  The company currently has properties in Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and India and continues to look for opportunities to grow its portfolio within Thailand and the region.  Istithmar World is one of the world’s largest privately held real estate developers, with a portfolio of developments that includes The Palm trilogy, among others.

Sun Moon Star

Romantically indulge in the endlessly scenic Gulf of Thailand where you can relax and be spoiled for your holiday experiences with International delights.

Sun – with outdoor seating next to our infinity swimming pool.
Moon – fully air-condition and surrounded in beautiful teak wood.
Star – rooftop bar where you can sip cocktails and enjoy some snacks while watching the sunset or gazing to the stars above.

Sun Moon Star is a dream dining and relaxing location and all with the same breathtaking view and elegant, exciting and romantic atmosphere.

Reservations: 077 960 555077 960 555
www.silavadeeresort.com

Nadimos

The commitment to serving authentically traditional Lebanese dishes makes Nadimos the place to be for all those who are looking to live a genuine Lebanese experience. To preserve the original flavor of its menu items, the ingredients used are mostly imported directly from Lebanon and prepared by a Lebanese Chef. Nadimos offers a wide selection of Lebanese dishes such as Tabbouleh, Baba Ghanoush, Hummus, Kebbe Nayeh, Kafta Nayeh and Falafel.

Reservations: 077 246 362
www.pranaresorts.com/koh-samui-beach-villas/dining

Spice Zone

Finest Thai Cuisine

Located directly on beautiful Choeng Mon Beach, Muang Samui Villas & Suites proudly presents its newest restaurant, “Spice Zone”, which is nestled in a beautiful tropical garden on the beachfront.

Former Private Chef of Royal Family, Ajarn Amintra Dinakara Na Ayuthaya, takes you to a world of Finest Ancient & Royal Thai Cuisine. Enjoy her signature dishes such as crispy fried Nelumbo Pollen with fresh lotus leaves and spicy prawn and pork salad, yellow chicken curry filled in carved potato cups, and roasted duck in red curry flavored with Thai herbs, just to mention some of her amazing dishes. Explore Thailand with a new dimension of Thai Dining that features daily performances such as classic Thai and modern Thai cultural dance, shadow theatre, as well as classical Thai music concerts.

The Spice Bar offers an exclusive collection of signature mojitos like Blueberry Ginger Mojito, Blended Cherry Mojito, Coco Island Mojito, and Pomegranate Vanilla Mojito, to name a few of the available blends. Relaxing directly on the beach while enjoying your fancy drinks is the Spice Bar concept.

Reservations: 077 428 700
www.muangsamui.com

Club akyra

‘Club akyra’ offers a contemporary asian gastronomic cuisine which is freshly prepared daily by Executive Chef – Amporn. Chef Amporn has recently returned to Samui after working in Saudi Arabia where he was in charge of 38 chefs working for Princess Hassa bint Abdulaziz Al Saud and her family. Drawing on this unique experience, he is keen to try and incorporate some flair and creativity into the dishes at ‘Club akyra’ while at the same time, not distracting too much.

Reservation: 077 915 100
www.theakyra.com

KOH @ Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui

Koh Samui is getting ready to welcome its newest must-visit restaurant, KOH at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui, a new dining destination offering authentic local cuisine and great wines. Located amid a plantation of coconut palms and cooled by breezes from the Gulf of Thailand, KOH Thai Kitchen & Bar offers a setting and ambiance like nowhere else on the island.

Designed by architect Bill Bensley of Bensley Design Studios, the restaurant makes the most of its position on a palm-covered hilltop on the northwestern tip of Koh Samui by providing an open-sided, open-air dining venue that is at one with its surroundings, while offering a contemporary space that is distinctly Thai in style.

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The Food

Helmed by Executive Chef Alex Garés, KOH’s kitchen is a creative workhouse for authentic Thai cuisine with flavours that speak for themselves. Going back to the roots of some of the island’s favourite dishes, Garés and Sous Chef Sumalee Khunpet, also known as Chef Jeab, have come up with a menu that is at once authentic and straightforward, but that also introduces less familiar Thai recipes and flavours.

KOH_195_aspect4x5Says Garés, “We’re taking a step back to the roots of Thai cuisine to offer dishes that aren’t what you’d normally find at your local Thai restaurant, but that feature genuine, clean flavours that come from top quality local products. Many of our recipes have their origins in southern Thailand, and we’re excited to bring the genuine flavours of the islands to our guests through the cuisine at KOH.”

With a strong focus on seafood and with many products sourced locally, the dinner menu includes items such as local oysters with hot tamarind leaves, crispy shallots, garlic and lime; raw prawns with lime and chili; and tom kati talay coconut soup with seafood, tamarind and kaffir lime leaves. Meat-eaters should try the grilled quail marinated in curry with eggplant; dry red curry with chicken, cashew nuts, sweet basil and lime leaves; and slow-cooked pork trotters with five spice, pickled cabbage and kale. And vegetarians aren’t forgotten here, with a separate menu available including dishes such as wok-fried bindweed with garlic and egg; and straw mushroom salad with Thai herbs, cracked rice and chili powder. Additional meat cuts and barbecue items are also on offer, cooked the local way over burning charcoals. The menu changes every three days, meaning that guests will be able to experience exciting new flavours throughout the course of the week.

The Bar

Boasting the widest selection of Thai wines by the glass on the island as well as a carefully curated menu of more than 50 Old World and New World labels, KOH Bar is the perfect place to lounge on an oversized sofa, sip a glass of wine, and gaze out over the azure gulf below. Classily choreographed cocktails are also on the menu, and wines have been selected to match the Thai dishes, opening up a whole new world of taste experiences. With copper wine walls, a dramatic onyx bar, and steel-and-rattan chandeliers inspired by birds’ nests, KOH Bar is Koh Samui’s newest hangout for those in the know.

The Design

Designed by Bensley Design Studios, KOH captures unmatched views of the Gulf of Thailand and the distant islands. KOH is open to the elements, making the most of its hilltop location amid palm trees that make up what was once a coconut orchard. High ceilings and natural Thai materials complement the surroundings, allowing the ocean breezes to flow freely.

Says architect Bill Bensley, “KOH is unique on the island as we’ve designed the restaurant and bar to let the natural breezes from the Gulf of Thailand flow, and we’ve created a space without unnecessary adornments that obstruct the sheer beauty of the natural views. The restaurant has a contemporary Thai design feel, with inspiration coming from traditional Thai motifs. The restaurant is transformed from a casual dining venue in the daytime to a place of drama as the sun sets and day turns to evening.”

KOH at Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui will be open daily for lunch and dinner from mid-December 2013. http://www.fourseasons.com/kohsamui/dining/restaurants/koh/

Bring the Bright – Be Electrified Amplifying the New Year party at WOOBAR® with DJ GIO

Brighten the night this festive season, W Retreat Koh Samui is set to celebrate the New Year with a themed party “Bring the Bright – Be Electrified.”

“Bring the Bright – Be Electrified” is set to be the theme of the festivity, of which lights up an entire property with futuristic, avant-garde Christmas trees as well as glittering ornaments throughout the month of December, together with a roundup of festive programs. The joyous decoration will warm up and amplify the festive ambience for the “Bring the Bright” New Year’s Eve party at WOOBAR®.

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WOOBAR® has always been Koh Samui’s top nightlife scene, so it is undoubtedly the ultimate place to celebrate for the year to come! On December 31, the spectacular WOOBAR® will host “Bring the Bright” New Year Party, which guests will groove to the tunes by DJ GIO, the winner of W Hotels & Burn Studios DJ Lab 2012, be amazed with fire dancers and special electric-theme performances and count down together beneath extravagant fireworks.

The party starts at 9pm and lasts until the next day. Entry is 1,000THB per person, inclusive of a glass of Champaign at the countdown or 20,000THB for a sunken pod with up to 10 guests inclusive of a magnum of Belvedere or Verve Clicquot. Sales of entry tickets will be available during 9pm till midnight.

For more information and reservations, please contact 0 (66) 77915999 or email to bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com

About W Hotels Worldwide

W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 44 hotels and retreats, including 16 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. W Hotels offers a holistic lifestyle experience that is integrated into the brand’s sensibility through contemporary restaurant concepts, glamorous entertainment experiences, stylish retail concepts, signature spas and inspiring residences. With more than 14 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach 60 hotels by the end of 2015. W Hotels have been announced for Milan, Shanghai, Beijing, Bogota, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai, Dubai, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Sante Fe, Mexico, while upcoming W Retreats include Verbier, Goa, and Mexico’s Riviera Maya. For more information, visit www.whotels.com or www.facebook.com/whotels. To live the W Hotels lifestyle 24/7/365, visit www.wresidences.com. Follow @WHotels on Twitter and Instagram.

About Amburaya Hotels & Resorts

The owner and developer of W Retreat Koh Samui and The Residences at W Retreat Koh Samui is a joint venture between Amburaya Hotels & Resorts and Istithmar World. Amburaya Properties is a vibrant Thai-based developer bringing new and innovative lifestyle-oriented accommodations and residential developments to new and well-established destinations. The company currently has properties in Bangkok, Pattaya, Koh Samui, and India and continues to look for opportunities to grow its portfolio within Thailand and the region. Istithmar World is one of the world’s largest privately held real estate developers, with a portfolio of developments that includes The Palm trilogy, among others.

Live Up Christmas at W Retreat Koh Samui W Retreat Koh Samui marks the Christmas Season with Culinary Extravaganxa

W Retreat Koh Samui celebrates the festive occasion of the Christmas with dining promotions.

Christmas a time to celebrate! And there’s no better place to enjoy the festive occasion like W Retreat Koh Samui where the cheerful ambience is set amongst the pristine beach, picturesque sea views, coconut trees, bright sky and edgy-designed spaces.

Time to live it up! Forget the traditional Christmas trees, old-school ornaments and Christmas choir because the celebration at W Retreat Koh Samui is all about LED-lit Christmas trees, glittering ornaments, international dishes, bubbly drinks and hip tunes!

Come celebrate the joyous the festive season in style at W Retreat Koh Samui. Christmas Eve kicks off at WOOBAR where shots of glasses of spiced eggnog are served while you groove to house tunes and enjoy the entertainment by the fallen angels beneath the stars then off to The Kitchen Table at 6pm to feast on international cuisines and festive drinks. Christmas Eve dinner is 2,000 THB per adult and 1,000 THB per child under 12 years old.

On the following day, celebrate Christmas Day Brunch at The Kitchen Table at noon – 4pm where the Jingle Bubble Up brunch is offered at only 1,800 THB per person—or 3,500 THB with free-flow Chandon for two hours, or 5,300 THB with free-flow Veuve Clicquot for two hours.

For more information and reservations, please contact 0 (66) 77915999 or email to bf.wkohsamui@whotels.com , visit www.wretreatkohsamui.com

 

Award Wins for Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Samui At the World Travel Awards 2013

Bangkok, October 2013: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas scooped multiple awards at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia which took place in Dubai on October 1st. Anantara Lawana in Koh Samui was named Asia’s Most Romantic Resort

Named as ‘Asia’s Most Romantic Resort’, Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Samui is nestled on the quiet, pristine northern end of Chaweng Beach, one of Koh Samui’s most famous and longest beaches. Modern luxury in the style of the island’s original Chinese merchant settlers, the resort offers 122 spacious guest rooms and pool villas. Leisure facilities include a beachside infinity pool, an award-winning Anantara Spa, a fitness centre, whilst its exquisite restaurants include beachside Ocean Kiss and Tree Tops restaurant, the most romantic and exclusive dining journeys within the resort. For a dream evening, the resort offers Dining by Design that gives guests the opportunity to dine in blissful privacy anywhere in the resort with a menu custom-designed in discussion with a personal chef. Continue Reading

Multiple Award Wins for Anantara At the World Travel Awards 2013

Bangkok, October 2013: Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas scooped multiple awards at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia which took place in Dubai on October 1st. Anantara Lawana in Koh Samui was named Asia’s Most Romantic Resort, Anantara Hua Hin was awarded Asia’s Leading Green Resort, and Anantara Bangkok Sathorn was named as Thailand’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel. In addition, Mr. William E. Heinecke, Chairman and Chief Executive of Minor Hotel Group, Anantara’s owning company, was honoured as Asia’s Leading Travel Personality.

The prestigious awards ceremony was attended by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum and was hosted at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, the most recent addition to the Anantara fold, which opened in September marking the upscale Asian operator’s first opening in Dubai. Bill Heinecke was also present at the ceremony to accept his honorary Asia’s Leading Travel Personality award, recognising him as the driving force behind the leading global brands under the Minor Group umbrella, including Minor Hotel Group. Continue Reading

Nick Hall

Originating from Nottingham in the UK, Nick has been residing in Thailand for the past nine years. After completing a formal culinary training program in his native country, he went on to work for both country house hotels and stand alone gourmet modern British restaurants.

After taking a year to explore the world, Nick decided to make Thailand his home and headed to Phangan Island to create his very own fine dining restaurant called Me’nu, in partnership with wife Ann. After two years at the helm of this stunning eatery, he headed over to the island’s first five star resort,the Rasananda resort and spa.

A proud father of two beautiful girls, Nick decided to make a move over to Samui Island and take the helm of the kitchens at the prestigious SALA Samui Resort and Spa early in 2011.

He is known for his high standards and attention to detail; his style of cooking described as modern, using only the freshest and finest ingredients available. He always insists on everything being made by hand and from the heart.

SALA Samui has a great range of culinary options, from gourmet Western to traditional Asian and modern Italian. Its amazing private beach dining is just one of the signature services available from Nick and his team at the resort, which continues to go from strength to strength.

SALA Samui
Please contact 077 245 888
www.salasamui.com