As we move towards year-end, a lot of us will be taking off to destinations, near and far. While some of us will be gone to bring in the New Year in style, others will be gone to wake up to a rejuvenated them. We have good news for the second category of people, wellness afficianados in short. Chiva-Som, the International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, has announced its reopening recently after the completion of the fourth and final stage of a top-to-toe renovation–the first major works since its inauguration 24 years ago. Having received excellent feedback in response to the first three stages, which have seen the accommodation and many of the facilities and public areas reworked, this final chapter saw improvements to the Health & Wellnessarea, the Bathing Pavilion, Niranlada Medi-Spa, and the resort’s seaside restaurant, Taste of Siam. This completed the refurbishment project and saw Chiva-Som welcoming guests again year-round, introducing a brand new era of wellness for the much loved resort.
Why you should choose Chiva-Som?
Chiva-Som Hua Hin is Asia’s first comprehensive wellness resort, providing proven transformations towards optimal wellness. Nestled in seven acres of tranquil grounds, it’s a beachfront resort dedicated to revitalising the mind, body and spirit (represented by its tri-part logo). Western practices and Eastern philosophies are brought together in the wellness resort which provides services for guests to develop healthy habits and lifestyle transformations; it has been recognised by readers and industry experts alike as one of the outstanding wellness resorts in the world for since its launch 24 years ago.
The Resort is committed to operating at the world’s highest environmental standards in all levels of operation. Since its launch, the Resort has been dedicated to operating as ethically and sustainably as possible. Their dedicated CSR team has implemented many initiatives, policies and practices for energy efficiency and conservation, waste water treatment and reuse, fresh water conservation, waste minimisation and recycling, air quality management and environmentally friendly product usage.
A pioneer in wellness
Chiva-Som means ‘Haven of Life’ and this truly embodies the goals and philosophies of the resort. Chiva-Som believes that the Mind, Body and Spirit must be given equal care and attention in order for a person to transform their health; a retreat at Chiva-Som signals the start of this wellness journey.
Famed as a pioneer of the wellness industry, guests choose Chiva-Som for its world-class facilities as well as the wellness team’s unparalleled skill and depth of knowledge. The enhanced ‘hardware’ offering is set to seal its status as a global leader. The latest work includes changes to the Health & Wellnessarea, which is being uplifted with more natural light. The Spa and Physiotherapy treatment rooms are refined and refreshed, including the addition of a new hydrotherapy suite and flotation chamber, whilst the Bathing Pavilionnow incorporates a sunbed area at one end under a glass roof, separate male and female changing rooms plus a brand new hydro pool delivering new hydrotherapy functions. The Niranlada Medi-Spa welcomes a warm, luxurious and relaxing atmosphere, home to the very discreet facial analysis room, various treatment rooms and a make-up room for guests requiring a little extra pampering.
The last of the public areas, the popular Taste of Siam restaurant,has been reconfigured to accommodate additional seaside tables for up to 100 guests. All the Thai and signature international dishes on offer will of course be prepared using the culinary team’s renowned wellness cuisine techniques, to deliver dining that is equally and masterfully packed with flavour and nutrients. The open kitchen has been brought indoors to create a casual, interactive dining experience, whilst an improved layout ensures guests will always enjoy uninterrupted sea views, come rain or shine.
This highly anticipated refurbishment has been overseen by Chairman and CEO of Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Mr. Krip Rojanastien, who together with Designrealization Siam Co. Ltd, one of the world’s most respected architecture firms, has developed a new take on Asia’s much loved classic architecture.
An innovator since its inception in 1995, the modern, fresh incarnation of Chiva-Som International Health Resort will continue to provide an unprecedented approach to health and wellness for many years to come.
The beachfront resort is located in the town of Hua Hin, which lies 185 km south of the capital of Bangkok. It can be reached by car in under three hours, private plane in 25 minutes from Bangkok and chartered helicopter in 40 minutes from Bangkok.