From an intimate beachfront eatery to the recently renovated boutique hotel it is today; Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort has travelled a culinary evolution led by female Head Chef Supanee J Ketbumrung. Putting Hua Hin on the food map long before it was a luxury hotel – the local talent of its kitchen awakens guests’ senses to the authentic wonders of Thai cuisine with hospitality standards that transcend across the 40 private suites.
With the intention to create an all-encompassing gourmet hotel in their twenties, Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort’s three investors decided to achieve their goals starting first with the Beach Restaurant which established 15 years ago. Truly believing that memorable experiences start with great gourmet hospitality, four years later their passion project transformed into a luxury boutique hotel.
CEO Srayut Ekahitanonda outlines: ‘Still today our Beach Bar and beachfront Restaurant acts as a standalone restaurant in its own right and boasts one of Hua Hin’s most sought-after beachfront locations. Designed to serve both external visitors and hotel guests, those who stay with us also receive special added benefits.’
Success that stems from its renowned Beach Restaurant, personal recipes that have been passed down generations are exclusive to the restaurant and evoke childhood memories of the investors who started their business in the nostalgic town of Hua Hin. Celebrating the heritage of Hua Hin that was once a quiet fishing village attracting Thai royal families, dishes combine the fragrance of Thailand with the hotel’s ocean front location with fresh crab meat spring rolls, coconut coated popped shrimp, wok tossed of Hua Hin clams with white wine & basil, Hua Hin Clam & Crab Chowder and seafood BBQ feasts.
Head Chef Supanee J Ketbumrung adds – ‘Presenting our diners with wholesome dishes that reflect a melting pot of cultural influences that have been passed down from generation to generation, we go beyond the standard that isn’t’ royal Thai cuisine but family style Thai dishes like what we enjoy at home, served creatively to match the design and ambient of the resort’.
With a sense of responsibility to sustain its gourmet reputation on an international scale, Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort is eco-chic and dedicated to supporting the community whilst preserving the natural beauty of its surroundings. The resort’s carbon footprint is kept to a minimum with revolutionary waste management systems and seasonally sensitive local produce that attracts conscious travellers looking to taste Thailand’s true palate.
With glamourous cocktails that are globally as well as Hua Hin naturally inspired, the Beachfront Bar showcases refined mixology skills whilst those looking for laid-back afternoon vibes is the Sand Lounge. Positioned at the edge of the resort’s spectacular 120-metre lagoon pool and conveniently accessible and exclusive for the resort guests, guests can sink into sand or stay semi-submerged in pool whilst indulging in one of the hotel’s culinary delights.
An ocean facing boutique hotel that champions locality and eco-minded initiatives, barefoot luxury Let’s Sea Hua Hin Al Fresco Resort has recently completed a significant renovation to its 40 suites, public spaces and famous beachside restaurant. Reopening with its fresh new look as a destination that draws a new blueprint of cutting-edge cool in Hua Hin, the hotel’s staff are entirely local, and its eco-architectural design minimises the overall environmental impact.