Chiva-Som has announced the fourth and final stage of its renovation programme, from 1st May to 14th October of this year. The resort, which reopened on 1st November 2018, has already revealed the results of the first three stages of works, which comprised a complete overhaul of all the accommodation and many of the facilities. This long-awaited fourth stage will see enhancements to the Health & Wellness areas, including all spa facilities and treatment suites, the Bathing Pavilion, Niranlada Medi-Spa, and the resort’s seaside restaurant, the Taste of Siam. The work will complete the ‘top-to-toe’ renovation of this highly respected resort, its first in 24 years of operation.
Priding itself on being at the forefront of the wellness industry, Chiva-Som is famed for its world-class facilities. The Health & Wellness area will be completely refreshed to offer more light and air, providing a more generous guest waiting area and replacing the receptionist desk with attractive, space efficient counters. Parquet flooring guides the eye into the refreshed space, whilst the consultation room used for mind, body, and spirit assessments will be renovated solely with the guest experience in mind. This will be supplemented by refined Spa & Physio treatment rooms, hydrotherapy suite and flotation chamber. All will be re-imagined with Chiva-Som’s new signature interiors: teak, Thai silk, and bamboo complemented by a light colour palette of natural hues to create a contemporary, comfortable and calming environment.
The Bathing Pavilion, set around the beautifully calming indoor pool that’s used both individually and for group sessions, will be redesigned to incorporate a sun bed area at one end under a glass roof. There will also be a brand new hydro pool that will deliver new hydrotherapy functions; alongside this the latest steam room equipment plus a larger private changing room with a newly added make-up counter will be welcome additions. The Kniepp and plunge zone, a centuries-old healing therapy used to prevent and treat acute and chronic conditions, will retain its traditional charm. The Niranlada Medi-Spa evolves from its original clinical design to become a warm, luxurious and relaxing oasis, home to the very discreet facial analysis room, various treatment rooms and a make-up room for guests requiring a little extra pampering.
A relaxed spot for all day waterside dining, the outdoor Taste of Siam menu offers Thai and signature international wellness cuisine created using the culinary team’s renowned wellness cuisine techniques. As a response to its eternal popularity, the space will be reconfigured to accommodate additional seaside tables seating up to 100 guests. Sliding glass doors coupled with an extended roof will ensure guests can enjoy the beachfront setting come rain or shine. A professional stage will be a permanent fixture for musical entertainment at the much-loved regular Saturday barbecue under the stars and special events throughout the year. The open kitchen will be brought indoors to create a casual, interactive dining experience, whilst an improved layout ensures guests will always enjoy uninterrupted sea-views.
This highly anticipated refurbishment is being 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. The resort may be temporarily closed, but the wellness journey is still ongoing as the dedicated Chiva-Som specialists continue to guide and share their expert knowledge through a series of short videos & posts on the resort’s Enewsletter The Wellness Journal, Youtube channel and social media accounts @ChivaSomResort. The resort will also continue with its key community activities throughout the closure, which include the maintenance of the Krailart Niwate mangrove ecosystem and visiting and providing goods and treatments to local communities.
A trailblazer 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.