Jan 29

Thai-Inspired Complete Wellness Program Offers Fitness, Relaxation, Culture

Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, is pleased to announce Mind, Body & Soul, a wellness program conceived with the goal of providing guests with a customizable range of wellness activities inspired by the indigenous Thai culture. Exquisitely nestled in a stunning cove overlooking the Gulf of Siam near Chaweng Beach, Vana Belle, Koh Samui is a private haven of luxury offering an enchanting getaway and authentic experiences that evoke the culture and essence of the region.

Designed to satisfy the three elements of complete wellness, the Mind, Body & Soul program offers a balance of fitness, culture, and relaxation. Fitness activities available to resort guests of all ages cover a range of disciplines, representing both internationally-known techniques as well as practices steeped in Thai traditions. Thai boxing, aqua aerobics, and water polo classes provide engaging, social fitness programs to keep guests feeling healthy and strong. For mind-body training and relaxation, guests can opt for the healing benefits of yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and meditation.

?We are proud to offer this unique wellness program, which, in addition to its health benefits, provides guests new learning experiences through wellness techniques inspired by indigenous Thai culture and the beautiful landscape of the island,? said Mark O?Sullivan, general manager.

The Mind, Body, & Soul wellness program is fully integrated into Vana Belle?s guest experience, making it possible to maintain whole body wellness while enjoying the utmost in luxury accommodations, amenities, and services. Wellness activities complement and enhance Vana Belle?s stunning natural setting, luxurious spa treatments, and culinary experience. Guests can discover the island of Koh Samui?s natural treasures and experience breathtaking views on a guided bike tour or beach walk. Guests can also take advantage of the personal training available onsite in the fitness center followed by delicious indulgence at one of the resort?s distinguished restaurants or a rejuvenating therapy at Vana Spa. More adventurous explorers can discover the region?s landscape and cultural attractions on day trips to nearby islands, rainforest waterfalls, and captivating temples.

For peace of mind and authentic experiences that reflect the destination, Vana Belle invites guests to discover the rich culture of Thailand through classes inspired by Thai arts, language, and cuisine. Among these are Thai and Italian cooking classes taught by one of the culinary team members of the resort, fruit carving, Batik shirt painting, umbrella painting, and Thai-style flower arranging.

Tucked away in a secluded cove near the world famous white sands of Chaweng Beach, Vana Belle is more than just a seaside resort. The name ?Vana Belle,? meaning beautiful forest, is the inspiration for the resort?s orientation and design. In addition to stunning views of the crystalline waters, Vana Belle has been thoughtfully designed with a verdant landscaping of lush greenery which enhances the privacy and intimacy of the resort. Guests of the resort can retreat, recharge, and indulge at the 79 magnificently appointed Pool Suites and Pool Villas, featuring expansive outdoor spaces that offer the utmost in privacy.

To mark the opening, Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui is offering an Escape Into Luxury package. Guests can enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, THB 2,000 resort dining credit per room per day, and double Starpoints from the Starwood Preferred Guest program. Rates start from THB 18,000 per room per night for a Classic Pool Suite and are valid for stays until 15 July 2013. For reservations and more information, please visit

About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts

The Luxury Collection? is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world?s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination?s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent d?cor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA brand as a collection of Europe?s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world?s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel?s distinctive heritage and unique character. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world?s finest. For more information, please visit

About Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest? (SPG?) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites each of Starwood?s 9 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, SPG MomentsSM, and most recently Your24TM and SPG LifetimeTM. In addition to Free Night Awards at over 1,100 hotels and resorts and Award Flights on over 350 major airlines without blackout dates, the Starpoints ? that members earn through SPG can be redeemed for access like to no other to experiences in music, sports and the arts through SPG Moments. SPG also has an ongoing commitment to digital innovation to meet the needs of today?s connected global traveler ? from the SPG app for iPhone that utilizes state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay to Starwood?s Best Rate Guarantee on, to SPG?s integration within various social media platforms. Offerings such as these have helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world?s most frequent travelers. Learn more at and and connect with us on,,,, and

About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,134 properties in nearly 100 countries and 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis?, The Luxury Collection?, W?, Westin?, Le M?ridien?, Sheraton?, Four Points? by Sheraton, Aloft?, and ElementSM. The Company boasts one of the industry?s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit

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