The Chedi Phuket rebrands
14 December 2011
The Surin Phuket, formerly The Chedi Phuket, is slated to re-open its doors on December 21 after extensive renovation. The 108-cottage seafront retreat, located on the coast of Phuket’s Pansea Beach, has been redesigned by Paris-based architect and interior designer Ed Tuttle, who was also the resort’s original architect.
When it reopens, in addition to showing off the new beach bar and gym, the resort will showcase larger and brighter cottages and public areas, as well as a revamped chill-out lounge and restaurant.
The redesigned interiors are said to give a fresh interpretation to the Thai beach house. To retain its rustic ambience, the resort has been fitted with a roof of sustainable cedar-like shingles, and frameless windows allow more natural light into its spaces.
The lobby features low tables and lounge seats, and extends onto an outdoor terrace. In addition to breakfast and dinner, guests can also use this area as an all-day chill-out spot.
The 108 cottages remain connected by walkways, with each cottage showcasing pearl granite flooring, polished makkar wood tops and redesigned features such as the vanity and dressing area. New amenities include mini-bars to flat screen TVs, and each cottage is fitted out with its own veranda and sun deck. A staircase that runs the length of the pool connects the resort to the beach, granting guests access to the Andaman coastline.
Other facilities include the Surin’s latest beach bar, Sunset Café and Bar; a new 968 square foot gym with sea views; and a private outdoor terrace that can be used for parties and events.
Originally published on our sister publication Hospitality Architecture & Design