The latest Nu Chapter beachfront eco-luxury boutique resort.
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has announced 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 Asia Pacific.
Spanning 3.2 hectares between Hua Hin and Cha-Am, VALA Hua Hin is a mere two 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 says VALA Hua Hin’s private and tranquil environment surrounded by an abundance of lush trees overlooking an expansive 260 metre-long beach allows guests to enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean, a rare sight to be found in Hua Hin and Cha-am.
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 sunsets and ocean views.
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.
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.
Some of the attractions to explore near the Hua Hin and Cha-Am include the lantern-lit Cicada Night Market, the beautiful Mrigadayavan Palace, underground caves, as well as the otherworldly landscape of Khao Sam Roi National Park.
According to 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 indicated that a recent survey they conducted showed that 70 per cent 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, to our planet and to lead by example.”