Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) is pleased to announce the opening of its newest hotel member in Thailand, VALA Hua Hin – Nu Chapter Hotels. SLH now has 19 hotels in the Land of Smiles, making it its largest number of members in the Asia-Pacific.
Located over an expansive 3.2 hectares between Hua Hin and Cha-Am, VALA Hua Hin is the perfect blend of escaping-into-nature and contemporary comforts a mere 2 and a half hours’ drive away from the capital of Bangkok.
The resort’s design draws on Nu Chapter Hotels’ distinctive “Nature’s Touch with a Modern Design” concept, where green spaces are carefully preserved throughout the development of the resort. Ms. Vasuma Kanathanavanich, Executive Director of The Regent Group, said “VALA, which means the power of nature, offers a new alternative to visitors to the Hua Hin-Cha-am area, and is specifically designed to provide a conscious, luxury escape.” She adds, “VALA Hua Hin is nestled in a creative space within a private, tranquil and cool environment. It is surrounded by an abundance of lush trees and overlooks an expansive 260 metre-long beach. This stunning location allows guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean, a rare sight to be found in Hua Hin and Cha-am, making VALA Hua Hin the ultimate retreat for tourists to slow down during the holidays and return home feeling more energetic and rejuvenated.”
Each of this beachfront hideaway’s 97 rooms (84 rooms & suites and 13 pool villas) come with a spacious terrace and uninterrupted views over the Gulf of Thailand, making the resort the perfect vantage point for unforgettable sunsets and panoramic ocean views. In particular, pool villas are designed in modern ‘glamping’ style and come with a private saltwater swimming pool, garden area and a spacious terrace that can be decorated for outdoor activities such as an exclusive BBQ dinner party, with butler service on-hand to organise every little detail.
In the morning, wake up to the sound of the sea, wander along tranquil walkways to the white Volakas marble Olympic-size infinity pool to lap up fantastic views of the sea, complete with a swim-up bar serving exotic cocktails. If you can tear yourself away from the beachside bliss, nearby Hua Hin and Cha-Am have plenty to offer, from the lantern-lit Cicada Night Market, the beautiful Mrigadayavan Palace, mesmerizing underground caves, as well as the otherworldly landscape of Khao Sam Roi National Park. Little ones are not left out from the fun – they will love the family pool, tree-house inspired Wonder Wood Playground, kids’ art classes and visiting the chickens at VALA’s PATANA organic farm.
At VALA, every decision is made with environmental consciousness in mind, including minimizing single-use plastics, and reducing food waste at the resort’s WOODS Kitchen & Bar. Other than actively sourcing from local farmers, the resort also maintains their own organic farm and wants to encourage their guests to engage in sustainable development through the resort’s creative activities.
Mark Wong, Senior Vice-President Asia-Pacific of SLH says: “VALA Hua Hin is well-placed to be the choice destination for our luxury guests – a recent survey we conducted showed us that 70% of the 20-35 age group would select their next trip according to sustainability standards. VALA Hua Hin’s eco-credentials resonate well with SLH’s “Stay Small, Stay Considerate” commitment to our hotels and to our planet and to lead by example.” He adds, “The resort’s relaxed vibe, spacious nature surroundings and proximity to Bangkok will do well for local guests looking for luxury getaways within driving distance for now, and we are confident they will similarly appeal to international guests when travel borders re-open in the near future.”
Rooms start from THB 6,000++/USD195 per night for a Deluxe Beachfront King including breakfast.