The first luxury resort on Phuket is poised to become the island’s last word on luxurious beachfront escapes as the former Royal Phuket Yacht Club readies for its January 16, 2016 launch as THE NAI HARN.
THE NAI HARN will offer 130 luxurious guest rooms and suites with panoramic views over the soft white sands and graded azure and turquoise hues of the Andaman Sea, a bespoke luxury spa and a stunning new pool and food and beverage spaces.
THE NAI HARN Chief Operating Officer, Christoph Berger, said: “We are delighted to have taken over such an iconic hotel. It is with a strong sense of responsibility we have done this and we will be respecting the heritage of the resort as well as looking to the future with design innovations that will make the most of its incredible location.
“Importantly too we will be fully embracing Southern Thai art and culture and bringing it into the resort experience both inside and outside of the resort so that guests can feel relaxed, inspired and engaged by the history and natural context of the destination.”
Launched in 1986, high profile guests over the years have included Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Henrik of Denmark, former French president Jacques Chirac, the late actor Sir Peter Ustinov, dance legend Rudolf Nureyev, US actor Forest Whitaker and Roger Moore, who once duelled with the late Sir Christopher Lee as Scaramanga, ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, on the now famously eponymous James Bond Island off the coast of Phang Nga, a short speedboat hop away.