Internationally renowned wellness destination Chiva-Som has reopened after a 6-month closure to complete the third of four stages of the resort’s first major renovation since its inauguration 23 years ago. Further enhancing the Chiva-Som offering, which has already seen all of its Ocean Rooms and many of its facilities transformed, today sees additions to the wellness experience with a new specialist golf retreat.
The latest aesthetic and hardware developments comprise a complete overhaul of the Thai Pavilions, Emerald Room, Orchid Lounge, Library, Fitness Centre and Niranlada Medi-Spa. In line with the resort master plan, the hallmarks of which are contemporary and supremely comfortable interiors, the new look is realised with materials such as local sustainable teak, silk and bamboo. Keeping their quintessential Thai spirit intact, the Thai Pavilions are brighter, lighter and more spacious, creating a serene, calming space which reflects the tranquility of the resort. A new room category, the Thai Pavilion Suite features an outdoor pantry and its own outdoor private glass-walled sala, a private space for around six guests set amidst the tranquil gardens and is suitable for private meals, meditation or just for relaxing.
The addition of a glass wall in the Emerald Room has created a fresh, contemporary and relaxing space, flooded with natural light, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. To celebrate the brand new Emerald Room design, Chiva-Som is delighted to welcome their first guest chef, Keisuke Matsushima who will be visiting the resort for a second time, this time the award-winning chef will be in residence serving up his renowned French- Japanese fusion dishes with a wellness twist. In addition, guests have the opportunity to cook with the Chevalier of the L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and L’Ordre du Merite Agricole awarded Chef and learn his techniques in an exclusive cooking class available only for in-house guests of Chiva-Som. Chef Matsushima’s residency is from 8th to 11th December.
The Orchid Lounge has undergone a complete makeover to become an inviting and sociable spot in which guests can enjoy afternoon-tea, interact, welcoming also a piano, pond-side seating and an open juice bar. The Library has also become airier and the new home of the retail shop, whilst the Guest Relations Desk has moved to a more private and discreet part of the resort.
The Fitness Centre has increased in size to incorporate a larger gym area and a separate stretching space with an array of new cardio equipment, functional and non-functional training equipment as well as a private training room and two fully renovated Dance and Pilates Studio’s.
The Kinesis Room has been renamed the Re-functional Studio, home to a private Neurac Room, Functional Assessment room and boasting brand new equipment including a BIODEX 4 PRO Isokinetic Dynamometer to help with rehabilitation, leg mobility and balance, as well as preparing the body for more strenuous exercise. Further additions are the highly versatile and space-efficient Queenax functional training equipment; a unique suspended body weight training system and an Electrical Muscle Stimulation system (Vision Body) to help reduce exercise-induced joint damage and aid recovery.
Chiva-Som’s ‘Total Golf Enhancement’ retreat has launched as well, aimed at developing guests’ overall game. This new retreat is suitable for players of all levels and provides expertise in specialist areas, such as Golf Fitness Training and Golf Biomechanics. In addition to golf-specific inclusions, guests will also enjoy related treatments in essential areas, such as post-game muscle recovery, relaxation and skincare. Improvement will be assessed by the included round(s) of golf with one of the in-house accredited professionals, played at one of Hua Hin’s leading courses.
The Niranlada Medi-Spa has evolved from its original clinical design to become warm and tranquil. The consultation room will provide greater privacy during body assessments and a brand new makeup room has been added for guests requiring a little further indulgence.
This highly anticipated refurbishment is being overseen by Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Mr. Krip Rojanastien, who together with Designrealization Siam co. ltd, one of the worlds’s most respected architecture forms, has developed a modern and fresh take on Asia’s much loved classic. A trailblazer since its inception in 1995, Chiva-Som International Health Resort will continue to provide an unprecedented approach to health and wellbeing for many years to come.
Reservations are available to book throughout 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019.
For Chiva-Som bookings in Australia contact your travel agent or a Chiva-Som Specialist on 1300 857 437.
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Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformations towards optimal wellness. Nestled in seven acres of tranquil grounds, it’s a beachfront resort dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit (represented by its tri-part logo). Western practices and Eastern philosophies are brought together in the wellness resort which provides services for guests to develop healthy habits and lifestyle transformations; it has been recognised by readers and industry experts alike as one of the outstanding wellness resorts in the world for since its launch 23 years ago.
The Resort is committed to operating at the world’s highest environmental standards in all levels of operation. Since its launch, the Resort has been dedicated to operating as ethically and sustainably as possible. Their dedicated CSR team has implemented many initiatives, policies and practices for energy efficiency and conservation, waste water treatment and reuse, fresh water conservation, waste minimisation and recycling, air quality management and environmentally friendly product usage.
A few other recent awards include:
- ‘Top 5 of Favourite Destination Spas’ - ‘Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards 2017’ (India)
- ‘Green Era For Sustainability Award’- Otherways Association Management & Consulting Awards 2017
- ‘Asia’s Best Wellness Retreat 2017’ and ‘Thailand’s Best Wellness Retreat 2017’ - World Spa Awards 2017 (UK)
- ‘Medi Spa of the year’ -Asia Spa Awards 2017
- ‘Outstanding Wellness Spa Destination in Thailand’ - Asian Lifestyle Tourism Awards 2017
- ‘Top 6 of the Best Overseas Luxury Health and Wellness Property 2017 (1st Runner up)’ - Luxury Travel Award (Australia)
- ‘Best Global Wellness Resort of the Year’ - Spa China Awards 2017
- ‘Top 5 of the Top 20 Destination spas, the number 1 Destination spa in Asia’ - Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2017
- ‘Top 10 International Destination Spa’ -Travel & Leisure World’s Best Reader’s Choice Awards
- ‘Top 3 wellness retreats worldwide (runner up)’ - Traveller’s World Magazine (Germany)
- ‘The World’s Best Destination Spa’ - Condé Nast Traveller magazine (UK edition) Readers’ Travel Awards 2016
- ‘The Best Overseas Hotel (Top 10)’ - Voyage Magazine’s 2016 Best Value Awards (China)
- ‘‘The Best Overseas Hotel (Top 10) ‘Best International Small Hotel’ and ‘Best International Spa Hotel’- International Hotel Awards 2016
- ‘Best Wellness Spa + Health Management resorts around the World’ - Conde Nast Traveller China Reader’s Choice Awards 2016
- ‘Best Luxury Wellness Resort, Thailand 2016’ - Global Brands Magazine Awards 2016
The beachfront resort is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital of Bangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok and chartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok.