Lucky 99 as Le Meridien Opens New Koh Samui Resort and Spa
Le Meridien Hotel in Bangkok held a cocktail party on March 22nd to celebrate the opening of Le Meridien Koh Samui Villas and Suites. Designated as "Destination Koh Samui", the party celebrated the establishment of Le Meridien's 99th worldwide property.
Global Brand Manager Emily Shattan (above, right, with Arnaud Champenois, Asia Pacific Brand Director for W Hotels and Le Meridien) jetted in from New York to host the event. She explained how opening the 99th property was considered doubly auspicious as the number nine is regarded as a lucky number throughout Asia. Feng Shui principles were adhered to prior to construction at Lamai Beach, giving the resort further added benefits. Considered Sino-Thai in appearance, the property marks Starwood Hotels and Resorts growing footprint in Thailand.
Words by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene. Photos by Paul Hutton and courtesy of Starwood Hotels and Resorts.
Le Meridien Koh Samui Resort and Spa General Manager Tina Liu (picture left).