InterContinental Samui named Asia's Leading Resort

 InterContinental Samui
The InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort has just received the 'Asia's Leading Beach Resort' Award during last week World Travel Awards ceremony in Hong Kong. This is another prestigious recognition for that resort located in Koh Samui, following the 'Continent Winner in the Luxury Wedding Destination' by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in October.

The World Travel Awards are known as the Oscars of the travel industry and are acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade. It awards excellence in every sector of the travel industry including hotels, airlines, airports, tour operators and tourist boards among others. Votes are cast by professionals working within travel and tourism as well as the public.

Nestled amidst 6.5 hectares of lush coconut groves, the luxurious InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort is located in the exclusive resort area of Taling Ngam, on the southwest coast of the Thai island of Koh Samui. The hotel is constructed on an imposing hill that sweeps down to the coast, a magnificent beach of white sand and the Gulf of Thailand and the Mu Ko Ang Thong National Marine Park beyond. Every evening, guests at the hotel can enjoy the magical sight of stunning sunsets over the South China Sea.

 'Since the opening of the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort in 2011, we strive to provide our guests with outstanding service and unforgettable memories', says  Stéphane Duchenne, General Manager of the InterContinental Samui. 'I am very touched and proud that my team has been awarded with these two outstanding accolades for the fourth year in a row. It proves that our efforts are being recognised not only by our guests, but by the industry as well.? 

Being the first ever luxury resort on Koh Samui with stunning views over the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding coconut plantations, the InterContinental Samui Baan Taling Ngam Resort comprises 79 elegant rooms, suites and villas spread out on the vast 22 acre premises. Two restaurants serve modern European cuisine as well as Thai and Asian delicacies, while the two bars offer snacks and tapas and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

This summer, the first ever HARNN spa on the island was launched, the Baan Thai Spa by HARNN, featuring a choice of exclusive HARNN body and beauty treatments and products for purchase. The resort's own kids' club, Planet Trekkers, offers attractions and entertainment for children up to the age of 12 year. Famous for its spectacular weddings, couples can choose from small and intimate to lavish and extravagant.  

Koh Samui is an hour's flight from Bangkok with direct domestic connections to Phuket and Pattaya. International direct flights with key Asian cities include Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.