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Michael Grimmer appointed Hotel Manager at Vana Belle Resort and Sheraton Samui Resort
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - March. 29, 2016
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui and Sheraton Samui Resort are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael Grimmer as Hotel Manager for both properties. Originally from New Zealand, Mr. Grimmer has been working with Starwood Hotels & Resorts since 2001 and served as Director of Food & Beverages at Le Meridien Xiamen prior to joining the team.
Mr. Grimmer brings a wealth of experience within the hospitality industry with over 28 years’ experience working with global hotel chains across China, Malaysia, Australia and Tonga. In his previous tenure at 342 keys the Le Meridien Xiamen, Mr. Grimmer presided over a team of 160 associates and his previous roles within Starwood Hotels and Resorts include the pre-opening team at Sheraton Guangzhou and Sheraton Langkawi.
Having expanded his operational knowledge with expertise in Rooms Division and Food and Beverage, Mr. Grimmer will drive the Sheraton standards and reputation, while innovating new personalized touchpoints at Vana Belle Resort. Reporting to Bruce Humphry, Complex General Manager for both properties, Mr. Grimmer will divide his time between the 80-room Vana Belle Resort and the 141-room Sheraton Samui Resort, located just 200m apart along the pristine white sands of Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui.
Speaking of the appointment, Bruce Humphry said “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the team here in Koh Samui, I know that both properties will benefit from his extensive years of experience managing in luxury five-star properties across the Asia Pacific region”.
A Taste of Tuscany
Sheraton Samui Resort presents Castello Banfi Wine Dinner at Coco Spice Restaurant
Fine Tuscan wines by renowned Italian winemaker Castello Banfi will be showcased during an intimate evening at Coco Spice on Friday 26th February 2016, accompanied by a 5-course set menu creatively paired by new executive chef Mr. Franz J. Estermann. Each premium wine will be introduced by Guillaume Blanchard, Wine Ambassador for Castello Banfi, including the outstanding Brunello di Montalcino 2010, rated 93 points in Wine Spectator.
This special occasion marks the first wine dinner to be held at the recently re-branded five-star resort along Chaweng Noi Beach as well as the first opportunity for guests to sample signature dishes created by Chef Estermann. The evening begins with a pre-dinner cocktail on the Coco Spice terrace and antipasti course featuring premium Italian cold cuts, Pecorino, marinated vegetables and olives, paired with the Banfi Chianti Classico 2011. A second course of Mediterranean seafood soup, enhanced with garden herbs and saffron pistils is matched with the Banfi Le Rime Pinot Grigio 2014, followed by Duck breast ragout and foie gras with the Banfi Belnero 2011.
The highlight of the evening is the main course of Australian Angus Beef Fillet Mignon with vintage balsamic glaze, porcini mushrooms and semolina gnocchi, alongside the highly anticipated Banfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010. The evening ends with a dessert of Pistachio Panna Cotta paired with the Banfi Rosa Regale Brachetto 2014 and coffee or tea with Friandise.
The 5-course set dinner paired with six premium wines from Castello Banfi is priced at Thai Baht 1,900++ per adult and reservations can be made online at http://bit.ly/1o93f92 .
New Executive Chef appointed at Vana Belle Resort and Sheraton Samui Resort
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Feb. 03, 2015
Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui and Sheraton Samui Resort are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Franz J. Estermann as Executive Chef for both properties. Chef Estermann, who is a Swiss national, brings a wealth of experience having worked for more than 30 years in international hotel management. An experienced professional in the culinary field, Chef Estermann has worked in first-class hotels in Switzerland, Sweden, Middle East, Macao, Hong Kong, China and Thailand. Speaking of his new appointment, Chef Estermann said "I am honored to work with the professional teams here at Vana Belle Resort and Sheraton Samui Resort and look forward to further elevating the dining experience for hotel guests and the local community here in Koh Samui”.
As well as creating exciting new menus for the resort’s restaurants and bars, Chef Estermann will introduce two signature dishes at a special Wine Dinner at Sheraton Samui Resort on Friday 26th February 2016. The first is a Mediterranean seafood soup, enhanced with garden herbs and saffron pistils. A main course of Duck breast ragout with foie gras, caramelized onion and apple, truffle honey mustard juice on borlotti bean risotto serves as a perfect accompaniment to the fine Tuscan wines from the Castello Banfi winery. The 5-course set menu created by Chef Estermann is paired with 6 Premium wines including Brunello di Montalcino 2010, rated 93 points in Wine Spectator. The price of the Wine Dinner is Thai Baht 1,900++ per adult with the event starting at 7:00 PM at Coco Spice Restaurant.
Family Focus in Koh Samui
Sheraton Samui Resort organize two events in support of local special needs schools.
KOH SAMUI, Thailand - Jan. 13, 2016 – Since the launch of Sheraton Samui Resort on March. 31, 2015, guests have been taking advantage of the “family friendly” concept at the 141 room resort along the pristine white sands of Chaweng Noi Beach. With a large number of connecting rooms available, the largest beach front kids club in Koh Samui, 24-hour security and kids all-inclusive dining options, there is plenty to keep the little one’s safely entertained while the parents relax in the sun. This family focus extends to the local community, where the resort has recently hosted two events in support of local special needs schools.
On Dec. 23 2015, working in conjunction with the “Sisters on Samui”, children from three schools for underprivileged children were welcomed to the official opening of StarKid kids club. The launch event was well attended with over 45 children and 10 accompanying teachers enjoying Christmas party food, games, a clown show and a visit from Santa Claus. Gifts were presented to the children, including an exclusive StarKid cuddly monkey mascot. StarKid kids club, set in a prime beachfront location, has a daily schedule of activities, crafts, games and a wooden adventure walkway over giant rocks to spark the imaginations of younger guests.
To mark Children’s day on Jan. 08 2016, Sheraton Samui Resort hosted lunch and activities at the Samui Learning Centre for Special Needs. Staff from the resort presented the students with stationary sets and toys as well as a musical show with many of the students joining in for impromptu singing and dancing performances. “We opened the school six years ago, and my two daughters are actually students here”, said Mrs. Dalin Ruangaisoon, the founder of the school. “We have five teachers and thirteen students and are currently in the process of building a new purpose built school. We still require 3 million Thai Baht to finish the project and would greatly appreciate any further donations”. Proceeds from the annual Run to Give fun run in October 2015, which was supported by all the Starwood Hotels and Resorts on the island, were donated to the Samui Learning Centre for Special Needs and anyone wishing to contribute to support the fabulous work carried out by the school can email Khun Dalin at email@example.com or visit http://www.samui.autisticthai.com for more information.
SHERATON SAMUI RESORT ROLLS OUT FAMILY-FRIENDLY OFFERINGS
Thai Kingdom’s New Beachfront Resort Introduces Starkid, an Exciting Play Space for Young Guests, and Special Family-Friendly Dining Options
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND – 4 June, 2015 – Sheraton Samui Resort, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts’ recently-debuted Koh Samui destination property, is pleased to introduce extraordinary amenities and convenient services sure to appeal to families traveling with young children.
“Sheraton Samui Resort has designed offerings and programs to help parents simplify vacation planning and to ensure guests enjoy memorable family travel experiences,” explained Doeke Bonga, General Manager. “The resort’s new StarKid kids club with its great beachfront setting, our family-friendly culinary offerings, plus exciting local activities enable kids of all ages to delight in all that Koh Samui has to offer.”
StarKid at Sheraton Samui Resort is a thrilling play space with cool surroundings, where young guests can engage in fun activities. Outdoors, children will find a wooden walkway adventure trail over giant rocks, including a slide, plus a spacious outdoor play area that is ideal for games and activities. Inside, kids can relax in the play area and lounge by watching children’s movies on the big-screen LCD TV, playing games on the Nintendo Wii, using personal computers, or engaging in arts and crafts. Other activities include play dough, clay figurine painting, drawing, animal balloon making, and papier mache.
Sheraton Samui Resort’s picnic grounds and cabanas along the property’s wooden beachside decking which provide terrific areas for families to spend time relaxing together. In addition, Sheraton Samui Resort has set aside a kids pool area at the main beachfront swimming pool featuring fun waterpark-style shooters and tumbling barrel, a great way for the family to stay cool while enjoying the island sun.
Families will also appreciate Sheraton Samui Resort’s flexible food and beverage offerings, including special savings at each dining venue available exclusively for overnight resort guests. Kids who are three years and younger eat free of charge when ordering from the children's, regular or buffet menus. For older children up to age 12, there is a 50% savings when they order from the standard or buffet menus. Also, as children work up their appetites during their StarKid play time, parents can order food from any of the resort’s restaurant menus so it is delivered to the kids club where children can eat in an outdoor area.
SPG® (Starwood Preferred Guest) members can take advantage of the SPG® Kids Pass for an all-inclusive experience. For a flat daily rate, children ages 12 and younger can enjoy access to a variety of dining options, including children's menus, buffets (where available) and beverages. The flexibility of the program means options are available throughout the day, so guests can choose what and when they want to enjoy their meals.
In addition to the family-friendly offerings at Sheraton Samui Resort, Koh Samui as a destination has unique cultural and natural offerings including street-side food stalls, Buddha shrines, picturesque waterfalls, and majestic gardens. Sheraton Samui Resort is conveniently located on Koh Samui near popular attractions ranging from the bustling Chaweng Beach to the temple of Wat Khunaram. Adventuresome families can explore the nearby Ang Thong National Marine Park by "sea canoe" or take boat trips to the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan for world class scuba diving, snorkeling, hiking, and viewing island wildlife.
Sheraton Samui Resort boasts 141 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with a stylish blend of modern decor and light pastel colors. Each room features the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, high speed Internet access, 42" LCD TV and a private balcony with garden or ocean views. Sheraton Samui Resort’s on-site amenities include 24-hour access to Sheraton Fitness, Glow Spa, a tennis court, two sweet-water swimming pools and the StarKid.
Sheraton Samui Resort is the newest addition to the area, joining three existing Starwood hotels in Koh Samui, while also building upon the current Sheraton portfolio of dynamic Thai-based properties, including Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa, Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas and Sheraton Pattaya Resort. Owned by TCC Hotels Group, a member of the TCC Land Group, Sheraton Samui Resort is a newly rebranded hotel, situated on the beautiful Chaweng Noi Beach on the island of Koh Samui and offers panoramic ocean views.
Sheraton Samui Resort offers several dining options for guests. Coco Spice serves a sumptuous buffet breakfast spread in a contemporary dining setting and serves a menu featuring a fusion of eastern and western cuisines in the evening. Long Talay is an all-day beachfront dining restaurant with an open kitchen concept, allowing guests front row views as boldly flavored Thai and seafood dishes are prepared. Blue Monkey, with its distinctive wave-inspired bamboo roofing, is an open air beach club style bar that offers another social venue for guests on a stunning beach front location. In addition, guests can also visit the resorts’ lobby lounge bar for bite-sized international and Pan-Asian snacks.
Koh Samui, a popular destination for both short and long-haul markets, is easily accessible from several major airline hubs and the resort is a quick fifteen minute drive from Samui International Airport (USM).
A 5-STAR GETAWAY FOR THE 5-STAR MOM AT SHERATON SAMUI RESORT
Sumptuous Mother’s Day Package Offers Luxurious Pampering
KOH SAMUI, THAILAND – 21 April 2015 This Mother’s Day, pamper Mom in sumptuous style at the newly opened Sheraton Samui Resort. Ideally situated on the beautiful Chaweng Noi Beach with stunning views of the Gulf of Thailand and a host of signature amenities and luxury experiences, Sheraton Samui Resort is offering a luxurious getaway package for mothers that is sure to leave her feeling relaxed and cherished.
Sheraton Samui Resort features 141 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with private balconies offering stunning ocean or tropical garden views. Each room features the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, a bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, high speed Internet access and a 42" LCD TV. Sheraton Samui Resort also offers a host of signature facilities, including 24-hour access to Sheraton Fitness®, tennis facilities, and two saltwater swimming pools. The resort’s Glow Spa offers a full range of signature massage and wellness treatments in seven treatment rooms.
- 90 minutes Thai Massage at Glow Spa
- Afternoon tea for two
- Daily buffet breakfast for two at Coco Spice
- 25% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages
- Relaxing late check-out (subject to room availability)
Starting at THB 5400 per room per night with a minimum of two nights (plus applicable taxes and service charges), the Mother’s Day package at Sheraton Samui Resort must be booked by 10 May 2015; stay must be completed by 23 December 2015.
Koh Samui is a quick fifteen minute drive from Samui International Airport (USM), which it services with direct flights from several major airlines. The property is also conveniently located near excellent nightlife, fashionable shopping districts and popular attractions, including pristine Chaweng Beach, the Big Buddha and the Temple Wat Kunaram. Discover world-class diving and snorkeling at the nearby Angthong National Park and islands of Koh Tao and Koh Nang Yuan.