Abandon the Ordinary for the Ultimate Destination Wedding at the W Retreat Koh Samui
Begin a new chapter in your love story with a distinctively personal Wow Wedding Package, Wed Your Way at the W Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand. Set on Koh Samui’s northern shore and overlooking the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the W Retreat Koh Samui defies the ordinary blending the relaxed privacy of individual villas with the dynamic social spaces for which the W name is famed. It’s perfect for an intimate and memorable occasion shared with family and friends, who will always remember the day as being perfectly ‘you’.
With the W on their team, couples can abandon the expected, amplify every celebratory moment, and say ‘I do’ against one of Asia’s most brilliant backdrops, relishing the ultimate retreat destination wedding. And they can do it all without lifting a finger.
“We offer couples something truly unique for their special occasion, blending the essence of paradise with a fashionable, modern aesthetic,” says Daniel Simon, the General Manager. “The W Retreat and Spa creates amazing memories beyond the wedding ceremony itself, with spaces, places and brilliant ideas for every step before and after the special moment.”
There is nothing typical about these ‘I-Do’s’. The ceremony itself can fulfil your wildest dreams – harmonize with nature in a barefoot ceremony on the sand at the Tip of SIP, where the beach turns sharply around the headland at the outer tip of the island, exchanging a first married kiss as the sun sparkles on the sea. Or create a sense of the surreal by exchanging vows on the reflection pond at WOOBAR®, with guests seated in lotus-shaped sunken seats overlooking a panoramic vista of islands and sea. The smallest details, including wedding arch, flower petals, stage, and chairs for all the guests – master of ceremonies, photography, dinner under the stars, and ‘Wow’ wedding cake, as well as a menu of extra features, are all available as part of the Wow Wedding Packages.
The experience includes programs such as W Music Curation, to help a couple design their own pulsing wedding soundtrack in collaboration with W Music Curator or celebrity DJs; W Insider to amplify the details, from wowing guests to personalized wedding favors; and Whatever/Whenever® services, securing a couple’s every wish, whatever they want, whenever they want it. If that’s not enough, a Social Media Concierge will help share the couple’s compelling story through unique multimedia platforms. No matter what the couple has in mind, W Retreats can tailor their celebration style – whether a grandiose gala or a more private affair, W Retreats bring the most vibrant visions to life.
When rings have been exchanged, the revelry begins with access to the buzzing WOOBAR® featuring resident and international W Music Curator. Late night W Bites enlivens the scene and a celebratory brunch helps keep guests happy the next morning – all in true W style.
“Thailand is the perfect wedding destination, and the W Retreat Koh Samui is the perfect setting to create the wedding you have always imagined, one that reflects who you are as a couple,” said Daniel Simon, the General Manager. “We understand that planning the event of a lifetime is never easy, so we take away the stress by bringing together the W Hotels’ distinctive lifestyle programming, and our passion for fashion, music and design so couples can create their most memorable and unique life event.”
With luxury, modernist villas rising from the pristine private beach onto the jungle-clad contours of Koh Samui’s picturesque coastline, the W Retreat Koh Samui gives each guest the space to escape into their own private domain, with luxurious appointments and dramatic views as standard. Yet despite the sense of seclusion, the resort remains close to the vibrancy and color for which Thailand is renowned among travelers seeking to renew their soul and senses, with Koh Samui’s many attractions on your doorstep.
Guests and visitors alike can mix and mingle at one of the retreat’s dining and socializing venues, each offering a distinctive interpretation of harmony with their surrounds. The Kitchen Table blends local, regional, continental and international cuisine, with favorites ranging from curry to gourmet pizza, while Namu offers contemporary Japanese cuisine in a dramatic, creative style. Recline at the W Lounge, enjoying iconic views from the outdoor terrace, or head to SIP to toast the island’s spectacular sunset. After dark, WOOBAR® lights up with live DJ beats, while Tonic Bar offers and innovative selection of refreshing beverages and snacks.
About W Retreat Koh Samui
W Retreat Koh Samui features 74 private pool retreats, offering a range of options from panoramic views high atop the Samui hillside to direct beach access on the shoreline below. Each villa is equipped with modern elements, including private plunge pool, daybed, an outdoor shower, Yamaha sound system, 46-inch plasma screen TV, wine refrigerator, and signature W bed. W Retreat Koh Samui will also offer W’s signature Whatever/Whenever® concierge service, providing guests and residents with whatever they want – from a Champagne brunch on a deserted beach to an intimate sunset wedding on a stretch of Koh Samui’s glistening sand – whenever they want it, as long as it’s legal!
About W Hotels Worldwide
W Hotels is a contemporary, design-led luxury lifestyle brand and the industry innovator with 47 hotels and retreats, including 17 W-branded residences, in the most vibrant cities and exotic destinations around the world. Inspiring, iconic, innovative and influential, W Hotels provides the ultimate in insider access, offering a unique mix of cutting-edge design and passions around fashion, music and entertainment. With 15 years of proven success, W Hotels is on track to reach more than 60 hotels by 2018. W Hotels have been announced for Shanghai, Tel Aviv, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amman, Jakarta, Panama, Muscat, Suzhou, Changsha, Chengdu, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Shenyang, Marrakech and Brisbane, while upcoming W Retreats include Goa, Phuket, Hainan Island and Mexico’s Riviera Maya.