Centara’s first affordable COSI hotel for the tech-savvy traveller is open for bookings

Tourism October 30, 2017 19:06

By The Nation

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Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s largest hotel operator, announced on Monday that it is now taking bookings for the new COSI Hotel Samui on Chaweng beach, which opens on December 1.

It is the first property for Centara’s new COSI brand, designed as an innovative and affordable lifestyle hub for the new generation of digitally driven travellers.

Special introductory rates start at Bt1,515 per night.

“Living the COSI life is all about being simple, social and connected,” said Thirayuth Chirathivat, Centara’s chief executive officer. “It’s about fun and freedom. We designed COSI so you’ll get everything you need to bring your lifestyle to your destination. And we’ll be showing up in the destinations you want to visit.”

The new hotel brand features smartphone integration and free Wi-Fi, along with other technology, service and design innovations that fit the lifestyle of today’s young-minded, tech-savvy traveller.

Stylish décor and 24/7 digital social play spaces are part of the unique concept.

COSI Samui also features a rooftop pool and all-hours lifestyle café for which guests receive a free daily credit to enjoy food or drink at any time of the day or night.

The hotel is located right between the beach at Chaweng, shopping at Central Festival, and the food and entertainment scene along the shore. The airport is only 15 minutes away.

“COSI represents a significant rethink of what a hotel can be,” explained Harry Thaliwal, Centara’s general manager and corporate director of operations Krabi, Samui, Vietnam and COSI.

“If you said, ‘I wouldn’t pay for that,’ we took it out. If you said ‘…but I wish they had…’ we probably put it in. We changed COSI from a place to stay to a place to live,” he said.