PHUKET, THAILAND—W Hotels Worldwide, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., will debut its third hotel in Thailand with W Retreat Phuket – Phang Nga Bay. Scheduled to open in January 2018, the W Retreat is owned by Dr. Wutthisak Limphanit, Thailand’s renowned medical doctor and skincare entrepreneur, according to the company.
Asia-Pacific is home to three W Retreat properties, including W Retreat & Spa Maldives; W Retreat Koh Samui; and W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak. In addition to W Retreat Phuket in the pipeline, W Retreat & Spa Goa is on track to open in 2015.
W Retreat Phuket will be located on Koh Yao Noi, one of the largest islands in the Phang Nga Bay archipelago between the eastern coast of Phuket and western coast of Krabi on the mainland. The W Retreat will offer 79 standalone villas, starting from 155 sq. m. in space. All villas will feature private outdoor areas and plunge pools as well as views of the limestone cliffs that dot Phang Nga Bay.
W Retreat Phuket – Phang Nga Bay will also offer a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and a specialty restaurant and bar. It will feature 120 sq. m. of modern meeting and event space; FIT, a workout facility and swimming pool; and a spa with six treatment rooms. The W Retreat will be accessible from both Phuket International Airport (HKT) and Krabi Airport (KBV), with a fleet of high-speed sea vessels, a private jetty and helicopter landing pad.
Singapore-based Ministry of Design (MOD) has been appointed as the architect and interior designer for the hotel.