If a tropical holiday is a welcome respite from city life, then the Slate Phuket makes an ideal getaway venue. Revamped last year, the resort is a member of Design Hotels, a company that represents over 290 independent hotels with a visionary approach to – what else – design.
The resort’s industrial chic interior pays homage to the island’s tin mining past, but still manages to incorporate traditional Thai design elements throughout. The hotel bar, Dirty Monstera, features specially designed metal lighting fixtures, while the lounge area’s wooden-beamed roof comes embedded with industrial lights.
The 177 suites and villas on the property also reflect a blend of the modern and the traditional. For example, the private pool villas come in a calming colour palette of greys and browns, tinted concrete floors and blackened-steel furniture.
Another stand-out feature here: The spa facilities. One would naturally expect it to be a space for ultimate relaxation and pampering, but renowned American architect Bill Bensley has taken it to another level with the design of the Coqoon spa. Built around a tropical garden, the spa has eight treatment rooms as well as a treehouse dubbed “The Nest”, which has been built into a 100-year-old Banyan tree. While you’re here, take a time-out in the Spa Suites, where you’ll get to enjoy treatments that have been tailored to cater to your specific needs.
For active types, the Slate Phuket has a lot to offer, whether it’s in the form of yoga, kickboxing and pilates classes or more rigorous pursuits like muay thai and biking. The resort also has a private beach club along Nai Yang beach, where you can engage in water sports like jet-skiing and diving.
But with rooms as gorgeous as these, we’re predicting it’ll be hard to leave – which is why we’re giving away a two nights’ stay (inclusive of breakfast), as well as a 60-minute spa session and a dinner at in-house restaurant Black Ginger, here. Sign yourselves up for a romantic getaway now:
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