Groups can escape to the peaceful Yamu peninsula on the east side of Phuket, Thailand with the November opening of COMO Hotels & Resorts’ latest property. Point Yamu by COMO is the hotel brand’s 10th hotel. Just like its predecessors, the 106-room COMO Thai Resort emphasizes wellness for corporate groups. With the refreshing interiors touting whites and earthy tones matched by a holistic approach in everything from F&B to spa treatments to the local materials used in the décor, meeting planners will soon realize why this is the spot for a future corporate retreat.
Take the interior design for instance. Hip Italian designer Paola Navone decorated the property by incorporating the brand’s signature clean lines and playful use of whites and mixing them with bold blue hues that mimic the colors of Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea, which the property overlooks. The bedrooms feature blue-tiled closets and bathroom walls that enhance the white fixtures, curtains and sculptures decorating the space. Thai artisanal techniques such as traditional wood tiling and woven rattan further add texture to the design.
The F&B at the property is no different with healthy, local cuisine making its way on each menu at the property’s various restaurants. At La Sirena, guests can expect Italian cooking and locally caught seafood, while Nahmyaa serves up spicy southern Thai cuisine. Healthy COMO Shambhala Cuisine, designed to maximize energy and wellbeing, is offered at The Central Bar. Meeting planners can also arrange private dining services at a variety of locations, including seaside on the beach.
Point Yamu’s COMO Shambhala Retreat also caters to wellness by combining modern science and ancient healing. The facility has a swimming pool, yoga studio, large gym and signature spa treatments such as the COMO Shambhala Massage and PURIFY holistic facial—all of which promote a healthy lifestyle. English-speaking guides are also available to lead groups on excursions such as biking through nearby villages and plantations and snorkeling, diving and sea canoeing in Phang Nga Bay—all of which are managed by the resort’s Activities Centre.
“We can also advise on all cultural activities detailed in our Destination Guide, from visits to local wats (temples) to exploring the narrow streets of Phuket Old Town,” says Selina Lee assistant public relations and marketing manager for the property. “Our expert guides can help you connect with the Buddhist seams that run through the island’s culture.”
There are three distinctively designed meeting spaces at the property—two of which can be combined into a larger room—as well as a courtyard that can accommodate up to 150 people. The property also has poolside party spaces, which “come into their own when you book the whole resort exclusively,” says Lee.