JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced the opening of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an all-suite luxury retreat nestled in a serene beachside setting on southern Thailand’s Andaman coast.
This family-oriented resort offers a selection of stylish and spacious two-bedroom suites, designed to foster togetherness through experiences that nourish the soul, such as culinary workshops in the JW Garden and educational activities at the shark nursery and conservation project. Just an hour’s drive north of Phuket, Khao Lak is one of southern Thailand’s quieter coastal destinations with its tranquil charm, golden sandy beaches, scuba diving and outdoorsy, family-friendly activities.
“The opening of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, with its spacious accommodation and outstanding service, will complement our existing property in Khao Lak, enabling all guests to come together and create meaningful connections,” said Jakob Helgen, Area Vice President – Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Myanmar, Marriott International. “As the world starts to travel again, this new opening will further stimulate the country’s tourism sector and attract families back to the Land of Smiles.”
The resort’s 52 stylish two-bedroom suites range from 89 to 111-square-meters with bright indoor and outdoor spaces, Southern Thai-inspired design, contemporary living areas and private terraces or balconies that overlook the natural tropical surroundings. On the ground floor, a collection of pool access suites allows guests to step straight into the inviting waters of Southeast Asia’s longest swimming pool – a sparkling 2.4 kilometer-long lagoon that features water slide, a wave pool, and even an aqua trampoline. Young guests staying in the pool access suites can choose to enjoy the thrill of being transported to their room by boat, one of the resort’s Family by JW™ experiences, and all ages can look out for the resort’s Coconut Boat which will cruise around the lagoon every day loaded with fresh, ice-cold coconuts.
JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites will share the extensive facilities of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, including the Aqua Play Zone, a fully-equipped fitness center, racket sports, the Kids Club and Quan Spa, which offers holistic healing therapies from traditional Thai massages to revitalizing body wraps and scrubs, many of which use organic coconut oil produced onsite at the resort. A series of serene spaces such as cozy cabanas let guests reconnect and create memorable moments, whilst Khuk Khak Beach offers an idyllic setting to stroll, splash or sit in the shade of palm trees.
The resort’s collection of 11 restaurants and bars tempt guests with an extensive array of casual and formal dining choices ranging from traditional Thai to Japanese and Italian cuisines. New additions to the resort include Sala Restaurant & Pool Bar, an inviting all-day venue that celebrates the timeless pleasures of great Asian and international food and family dining by the poolside. DRIFT Beach Bar & Grill is the resort’s new meat and seafood grill restaurant inspired by regional Mediterranean cuisine. The brand’s signature JW Garden offers a variety of homegrown organic herbs, spices and other natural ingredients that are used in the restaurants, resort activities, cooking classes and for organic treatments in the spa.
“I am delighted to unveil JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites and to welcome travelers from around the world,” said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites. “The JW Marriott brand focuses on what matters most in life, connecting with our loved ones and enriching the mind, body and spirit. Our new JW Marriott Resort Suites concept will provide the space for people to come together and share meaningful moments.”