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Meliá Hotels International celebrates grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, its first hotel in Thailand

On January 10th 2020, Meliá Hotels International and Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group celebrated the grand opening of Meliá Koh Samui, a stunning nautical-themed luxury beachfront resort in Koh Samui.

The soul-stirring coastal haven, which combines a modern essence with the charming maritime
heritage of Koh Samui, marks the first hotel under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand to open in
Thailand. This opening of Meliá Koh Samui is the start of a strategic roll-out of the Meliá brand in
Thailand and at least two more hotels will be opened in key destinations across Thailand, including
INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit and Meliá Chiang Mai in partnership with AWC.

Nestled on Choeng Mon Beach, just 15 minutes from Samui International Airport, Meliá Koh Samui
is a 159-room and 41-suite property that features a host of outstanding facilities, including two
restaurants, an executive lounge, a stylish beach club and a swim-up bar, plus the YHI Spa, a fitness
center and, for families, a kids’ club, outdoor playground and a mini water park.

Event planners can take advantage of extensive conference facilities of 7 multi-functional rooms
including a room with unique beach front view, a ballroom that can accommodate up to 200 guests
and an outdoor pool-side and beachfront function spaces which recently hosted a gala dinner for 500 guests.

With its stunning seafront setting and exceptional amenities ideal for leisure and MICE travelers,
Meliá Koh Samui will become one of the leading and most sought-after resorts on Koh Samui’s north coast, a world-class tourism destination with outstanding facilities for all sectors of the market.

Guests can also unwind in two outdoor swimming pools, including a large lagoon pool that loops like a river through the resort’s lush tropical gardens. Many of the ground-floor Pool Access rooms and suites allow guests to slide directly into the embrace of cooling pool water from their private terrace.

The Deluxe and Premium Rooms are ideal for couples, while the spacious Family Rooms feature a
master bedroom for parents and in-room games for the kids. Guests seeking extra space and
exclusive services can select the resort’s suites that offer access to the executive lounge. The LevelBoat Suites are truly unique, inspired by traditional Thai vessels and paying homage to Koh Samui’s historic position as a safe haven for sailors and sea traders. This nautical design theme has been woven into the DNA of the resort, including the Level Lounge, which is shaped like a boat’s hull.

Embodying AWC’s firm belief in “building a better future”, and Meliá Hotels International’s efforts
to improve lives in disadvantaged communities across Thailand, Melia Koh Samui also houses the
Gallery, a not-for-profit social enterprise of art and design gift shops under the aegis of the Asset
World Foundation for Charity, which embraces socially responsible practices to contribute to society and communities. The shop will give customers the opportunity to be part of supporting the local communities with all profits contributing to further artistic endeavors, as well as preserving and promoting local culture and areas in need. Meliá Hotels International has been recently acknowledged as the Most Sustainable Hotel Company worldwide, by the SAM’s Corporate
Sustainability Assessment and sustainability is what the group wishes for from the beginning.

“We are thrilled to partner with Meliá Hotels International and to introduce the Meliá Hotels &
Resorts brand to Thailand for the first time,” said Khun Wallapa Traisorat, Meliá Koh Samui’s owner,
CEO and President of AWC.

“With its stunning seafront setting Meliá Koh Samui aims to offer a truly unique experience. As the
hotel boasts the first lagoon pool and the largest swimming pool in Koh Samui, along with a creative combination of hydro therapy facilities like jacuzzi, water massage and rooms with a direct pool access, guests will find themselves relishing in the soothing fascination of water features.
“The hotel also offers a unique experience for guests who will be able to stay in suites fashioned after boats. These unique settings will enable them to enjoy a fun-filled and peaceful vacation in a serene atmosphere.”

“This landmark project will mark the start of a strategic roll-out of the Meliá brand in Thailand, in
line with AWC’s growth-led strategy. Together, we aim to build a better future for Thailand’s
hospitality landscape and economy , and partnering with Meliá will allow us to set a new benchmark for Thai hospitality and drive global demand,” he continued.

“Today is a ground-breaking moment for Meliá Hotels International, as we celebrate our first hotel
opening in Thailand – an extraordinary country and a strategic market for a leading global resort
brand like ours,” commented Mr. Gabriel Escarrer, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Meliá
Hotels International at the opening ceremony.

“After more than 30 years of successful operations in Asia, we signed a strategic framework
agreement with Asset World Corporation, we believe this first opening of Meliá Koh Samui is the
beginning of our expansion in Thailand, bringing our dream of establishing and growing in this
country alongside a major local partner to fruition; a partner that understands, and shares, our
strong service and hospitality philosophy, a fundamental factor for ensuring the quality, reputation,
and sustainability that we wish for Meliá Koh Samui.”

Beyond Thailand, Meliá Hotels International is expanding throughout Asia Pacific and has a total of
51 properties across the region, which are expected to open in the next few years.

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