Dok Mhui Ballroom seats 200 pax theatre-style. Credit: Melia Koh Samui
KOH SAMUI - The newly opened Melia Koh Samui's management are maintaining staff numbers and remaining positive during this period. The 200-key five-star property is 10 minutes from the Samui International Airport and has eight event spaces for team building and corporate retreats.
Melia Koh Samui general manager, Mr Ernesto Osuna, said: "It is very important to stay positive during this pandemic. Taking care of Melia Koh Samui's associates and family is my first priority. I will do everything possible to make sure we all get through this together in the best way possible.
"Meanwhile, we are making the most of this time by focusing on things that are beneficial for the hotel's future operations, especially on enhancing our guest stay experience. In the end, this COVID-19 pandemic is temporary and shall pass."
Besides retaining all of its staff, the resort is ensuring full salaries during this pandemic. It is also developing activity programmes for guests for the future such as Muay Thai, yoga and cooking classes.
Melia Koh Samui: 10 minutes' drive from Samui International Airport
The ballroom, Dok Mhui, seats 200 pax theatre-style, and is above the lobby. Dok Put 1, 2, and 3 are situated adjacent to the ballroom and the Power Lounge has a bar.
Overlooking the beach, Yod Maprao 1 and 2 and a pre-function area are situated adjacent to the two-level infinity pool opposite the 120-seat Breeza Beach Restaurant and Bar overlooking the sea. The restaurant offers Mediterranean and local fare.
The resort is also home to The Gallery, situated in the lobby, a not-for-profit social enterprise designed to help improve the lives of Thai communities. The Gallery sells accessories such as handbags, wallets, and silks, and home décor items such as ceramics and wooden model boats, made by Thai designers and artists.
All profits contribute to support further artistic endeavours, as well as preserve and promote local culture and areas in need.