The new Cosi Hotel on Koh Samui Island is now welcoming independent, tech-savvy travellers.
“Cosi represents a lot of new thinking about what a modern hotel can be, based on what’s important and what’s not so relevant for today’s, youthful-minded, smart travellers,” said its general manager Harry Thaliwal.
“You can create a very fresh and unique place if you’re willing to throw out the usual conventions.”
There is no lobby counter or any check-in queues. You check yourself in and out at the digital self-service stations. Cosi is designed to play well with the smartphones in the pockets of today’s travellers. You can book and check in with your smartphone and can take advantage of the fast and free Wi-Fi is available in every area in the hotel.
The hotel also offers the Hub - a 24/7 social and media playspace where guests can watch a game and enjoy snacks and drinks. Also on offer are an 18-metre rooftop pool and laundromats open around the clock.
Cosi has 150 rooms decked out in minimalist style and each is equipped with a 43-inch SmartTV screen, comfy king or twin beds, a showers, a digital safes and a fridge. Each room also has five USB ports so guests can recharge their devices without worrying about converters.
“Today’s young travellers want freedom, connections and shared experiences,” said Thirayuth Chirativat, Centara’s chief executive officer. “They are interested in a simple, smart, fun lifestyle, rather than traditional or superfluous amenities. We designed Cosi for them. We expect this will be the first of many.”
For more information and reservations, call (077) 430 123-4 or visit www.CosiHotels.com.