Samui Kimpton Kitalay Opens in Southern Thailand


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Samui Kimpton Kitalay is situated in a quiet section of Koh Samui, an island in Southern Thailand. Consequently, the stylish resort offers privacy and seclusion. In fact, it has 138 rooms and villas, five food and beverage outlets, a full-service spa, a 24-hour gym, and a spacious kids’ club. Moreover, it is not far from Samui Airport!

Destination Koh Samui


Koh Samui is Thailand’s third-largest island. As a part of the Chumphon Archipelago, it is located off the East Coast of the Thai mainland.  And it is sometimes spelled Ko Samui.

Koh Samui is a part of Surat Thani Province. And it is served by Samui  Airport. Not only does the airport connect the island to Bangkok and other parts of Thailand. In addition, there are flights to several regional travel destinations.

Click HERE for more travel information on Koh Samui.

Hospitality News

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Samui Kimpton Kitalay is Koh Samui’s newest resort. It is located overlooking the beach close to the airport. And it is the first Kimpton Hotel to open in Southeast Asia.

There are currently 75 Kimpton hotels in various locations around the world. And another 32 Kimpton properties are in the pipeline.

In fact, Kimpton is one of the more 18 hotel brands that comprise IHG Hotels & Resorts. And it features boutique properties, each with its own distinct personality.

Resort Overview


Samui Kimpton Kitalay overlooks Choengmon Beach in northeastern Koh Samui. And it is just minutes from the Koh Samui International Airport.

The resort is built atop suspended platforms. Regarding its design, it has rustic wooden elements crafted from repurposed driftwood. In addition, there are beautiful works of art crafted by local artisans.


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Samui Kimpton Kitalay has 138 rooms, suites, and pool villas.. The bathroom floors feature interwoven Thai basketry motifs. And the bathtubs are oversized. Meanwhile, local artworks adorn the walls.

Food and Beverage

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The resort has five food and beverage outlets. And each one has a different vibe and a different menu.

  • Fish House Restaurant & Bar is the resort’s signature F&B outlet. Overlooking the sea, it an innovative menu of seafood dishes. Finally, it opens for lunch and dinner.
  • Lanai Bar & Lounge is the resort’s lobby bar. And it serves finely curated beverages including Thai single-origin coffees, artisanal teas, and locally-produced spirits. In addition, it serves a variety of light bites. As an all-day dining venue, it opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Shades Ocean Lounge and Pool Bar overlooks the swimming pool and the beach. And it serves refreshing cocktails, craft beers, and light bites. A DJ spins the discs. As an all-day dining venue, it opens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Most importantly, it serves complimentary frozen treats every afternoon!
  • Boho Thai Lifestyle Cafe features a mouthwatering menu of both classic and contemporary Thai dishes. And it opens for lunch and dinner.
  • HOM Baking Company serves freshly baked goods, sandwiches, croissants, specialty teas. and cold press juices. And it opens from early morning until late afternoon.

Resort Facilities

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Resort amenities include a full-service spa. In addition, there is a 24-hour gym. And for families, there is a 500-square meter kids’ club.

VIP Sound Bites

Michael Janssen, General Manager, Kimpton Kitalay Samui sounds off on the newly opened resort:.

“Koh Samui is renowned for its breath-taking beauty and village living, And this inspires the immersive guest experiences – our take on the return of Samui’s way of life, at the resort,” Michael says.

“We are also offering Kimpton’s signature perks including a nightly-hosted Social Hour, the brand’s industry-leading Kimpton Pets Programme, and an approachable luxury experience fueled by a team who champions heartfelt human connections.”

Resort Location

Kimpton Kitalay Samui – 0/79 Moo 5, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surathani, Thailand.

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For More Information

Check out these official government websites for more travel information on Koh Samui and the rest of Thailand.

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2 Replies to “Samui Kimpton Kitalay Opens in Southern Thailand”

  1. Bad experience with this Kimpton branch. No wine hour, no special occasions specials, food and service at this hotel is awful and overcharged us. Good location astounding but the staffs are rude and they make me wait so long for the service. I waited more than 30 mins for a flatbread. Unsafe when use sauna room. The man maid come in woman zone to clean up while i am naked. So terrible!! You gotta check the bills they are overcharging their guests.

  2. I spent the holidays here, I don’t know why but during the holidays their reception smells like a piss Id rather not spend my special occasions here

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