From looking good to doing good, InterContinental Phuket Resort impresses.
AS ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS hotels in Thailand’s top destinations, InterContinental Phuket Resort is the kind of five-star property that, once experienced, is never forgotten.
Located on Kamala Beach, the resort sits on a pristine stretch of protected coastline just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Patong. The resort pairs chic design with unmatched service while strictly adhering to sustainability principles. The result is a tropical retreat passionate about maintaining its habitat and creating magical guest experiences.
Green is the New Gold
InterContinental Phuket Resort’s impressive commitment to sustainability and responsible environmental practices is at the heart of the hotel’s hospitality philosophy and can be found in every corner of the property.
Taking a cue from its prized position on the island’s west coast, InterContinental is committed to maintaining the local habitat and keeping it bountiful for local wildlife as well as future guests.
Working within the InterContinental Hotel Group’s Green Engage guidelines, the hotel reduced its environmental impact by incorporating eco-friendly construction practices and strictly monitored water and energy usage to slash carbon emissions.
InterContinental Phuket Resort has pioneered several noteworthy concepts by working with local organizations, producers, and suppliers. From wooden keycards to energy-efficient lighting and sustainability training for staff, the environmental innovations are as impressive as they are important.
Bjorn Courage, General Manager of the InterContinental Phuket Resort, said, “Sustainable hospitality has become an integral part of every hotelier’s operations. For a luxury resort like InterContinental Phuket, our discerning guests expect transformative travel experiences that add meaning to their stay.”
Sharing Local Culture
The resort ties together the two distinct parts of its property — oceanfront and mountainside — through a Traibhumikatha theme. Taking inspiration from the ancient Thai text, the resort draws on themes relating to the nature of heaven.
Blending local narratives of myth and legend with traditional architectural elements and cutting-edge technology, the resort is a comfortable and sustainable destination hotel that perfectly conveys Thainess in the 21st century.
With 221 rooms and villas in eleven categories ranging from the comfortable Classic Room to the impressive Three Bed Villa with Club Lounge Access, all of the rooms and villas feature majestic Andaman Sea views or serene mountain vistas.
Inside, the designers have selected a palette of earthy tones and natural textures dotted with intriguing art and creations by local artists to create sublimely comfortable living spaces bursting with charm and personality.
The culinary experts at InterContinental Phuket Resort have lofty ambitions for guests’ dining experiences. With an imaginative range of bars and restaurants, they have more than achieved their goals.
Newly opened, Hom is the jewel in the resort’s culinary crown, devoted to using local produce in a quest for gastronomic brilliance. The sustainable farm-to-kitchen eatery focuses on fermentation techniques to extract every flavorful note from ingredients. In addition to delivering masterful dishes, the symbiotic relationship between Hom and its regional vendors creates a low-carbon supply chain that benefits diners, resort guests, local producers and the environment.
Jaras has sliced and diced its way to a stellar reputation for contemporary Thai dining. With delightful creations fusing local ingredients with modern sensibilities, its kitchen crafts dishes that are truly Thai at heart. The restaurant earned Michelin Guide listing in 2022 and 2023 for groundbreaking fine dining, best experienced through its nine-course tasting menu.
Tengoku is a place for guests craving Japanese specialties. Inspired by the legacy of Osakan cuisine, this is the perfect spot for families and small groups, who will be thrilled with the exceptional quality of the Teppanyaki tasting menu.
For beachside relaxation, Pine serves up expertly constructed cocktails beside the sparkling Andaman Sea. The beach bar and lounge specializes in light bites, such as pizzas, burgers, salads, and spicy Thai treats and snacks.
333 At The Beach
333 At The Beach is among the resort’s most deliciously laid-back venues. The standalone beachfront grill and lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in an eclectic atmosphere perfected by views of sea and sand.
Devas’ Lounge is beloved for its sumptuous high tea and vantage point over the resort’s verdant gardens. With perfect Thai teas and aromatic coffees, this is an idyllic spot for enjoying a light meal or pastry in a delightful setting. Sunset views also draw enthusiastic crowds for unique cocktails and conversation.
For something completely different, Pinto is a quaint marketplace-inspired eatery informed by the design of Old Town’s shophouses. The all-day restaurant delivers a laid-back atmosphere for tucking into indulgent breakfast buffets, Thai comfort foods and Western favorites — all enhanced by a superb wine list.
Offering eight treatment rooms, Sati Spa & Wellness is one of the resort’s highlights, introducing clients to local, traditional, and indulgently natural ingredients and therapies.
The spa uses luxury products from award-winning Thai brand HARNN to lead guests on unique beauty and wellness journeys guaranteed to relax and refresh.
For a getaway that’s green, glorious, and geared toward gastronomy, the expansive luxuries of InterContinental Phuket Resort fit the bill perfectly.
For reservations and information, visit InterContinental Phuket Resort.
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