Transformative project unveils extensive renovation and expansion including an additional 127 room sand villas, the Aqua Play Zone, new dining outlets, crafted experiences, and one of the largest event spaces in southern Thailand.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa is setting a new benchmark in integrated luxury hospitality following an 18-month long renovation and expansion that has transformed the property.

“We are delighted to be unveiling the reimagined JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa today. There is high demand for fully-integrated, beachfront resort experiences in Thailand from around the world and we are positioned to deliver this across multiple segments and market sectors. I believe Khao Lak is ready and I believe the destination will become one of Thailand’s leading leisure tourism and MICE hubs in the years to come,” said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa.

A total of 127 additional rooms and villas have been built: 76 Deluxe Lagoon Pool View Rooms, 28 Deluxe Lagoon Pool Access Rooms, 20 Family Pool Access Studios, two One-Bedroom Villas and, for the ultimate escape, the Two-Bedroom Villa, to create a total of 420 rooms, suites and villas – including 178 with direct access to a private pool or the resort’s 2.4 km lagoon pool waterway – the longest in Southeast Asia.

Inspired by traditional southern Thai houses, the standalone villas are located on Khuk Khak Beach, overlooking the Andaman Sea. The one-bedroom villas feature naturally-lit living spaces with contemporary furnishings, spa-inspired bathrooms and extensive outdoor space, including a private pool. While the two-bedroom villa spans 213 square meters, with a master king bedroom and a twin bedroom for children, extended family or friends, featuring two separate infinity pools.

The resort’s collection of 11 restaurants and bars offer an array of dining choices, ranging from traditional Thai cuisine to authentic Italian cuisine, and international fare.

A brand-new ballroom is a major part of the expansion creating a new MICE destination in southern Thailand. Chic, stylish and naturally-lit, the 758-square meter venue can host up to 810 attendees for life’s most meaningful and memorable moments.

JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an exclusive collection of 52 stylish two-bedroom suites that range from 89 to 111 square meters, ideal for families, with bright indoor and outdoor spaces, southern Thai-inspired design, contemporary living areas and private terraces or balconies that overlook the natural tropical surroundings. On the ground floor, pool access suites allow guests to step straight into the inviting 2.4 km-long lagoon swimming pool.