Design Hotels We Love: Point Yamu by COMO Hotels
This new design resort from the award-winning COMO Hotels fully opened late last year on Phuket island in Thailand. It’s found on the tip of Cape Yamu overlooking Phang Nga Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was made famous in the 1974 James Bond film “The Man with the Golden Gun” along with appearances in other Hollywood films due to its stunning scenery.
The interior design is from notable Italian designer Paola Navone, who is best known for her Mediterranean and Greek seaside style. Her specialty is a perfect fit for the Buddhist ideals of Thailand and the absolutely serene location, with most spaces clean and minimalist and deepsea blue and airy white used heavily. The white backdrops are also illuminated with orange shades and lighting inspired by the iconic golden orange robes of Buddhist monks. Antique hands found at Bangkok markets used for door hands, wood chip pixel walls made by Chiang Mai artisans, designer lobster trap ceiling lanterns and more local details add an authentic Thai “rough luxe” feel the melds seamlessly with the contemporary Thai design.
Star Architect Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston Consulting put his expertise in luxury resorts and villas into Point Yamu, with modern and minimalist lines and large, open spaces. Around 100 airy rooms are available, including a variety of suites and villas. A major highlight is COMO’s signature Shambala wellness retreat and spa, which offers yoga, meditation, holistic treatments and spa services. Along with water-surrounded walkways and a 100-foot infinity pool with a view of the bay, tranquility was an obvious priority with the architecture and interior design of this beautiful new resort.
For more on Point Yamu by COMO Hotels, visit their official website.