Words by Colin Hinshelwood/ CPA Media
One of Thailand’s most prestigious hotels is offering a complimentary night’s stay to any of the country’s professional healthcare workers in recognition of their sacrifice and dedication to saving lives during this year’s coronavirus crisis.
Banyan Tree Samui, an 88-villa property overlooking a secluded bay of sapphire waters in the Gulf of Thailand, announced that any doctor, nurse, paramedic, ambulance driver or other healthcare professional will receive a complimentary night’s accommodation in one of the resort’s luxurious villas – each of which comes with a private infinity pool – when they book at least one further night’s stay between now and December 20, 2020.
“To all Thailand’s professional healthcare workers, as our way of saying thanks for all your efforts during this most hazardous and heart-rending of times, we’d like to offer this gift of a complimentary night in one of our villas,” said Banyan Tree Samui general manager Remko Kroesen.
The resort’s Seedlings Program supports mentorship for local students on Koh Samui, as well as scholarships to provide financial support for those able to continue their education. And earlier this year, Kroesen personally led his staff in giving blood as an effort to assist the local community in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
The resort was last year awarded Gold Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s leading scientific watchdog for the hospitality industry, making it the first hotel in Thailand to be recognised for its environmental policies at such a level.
In July, Banyan Tree Samui was awarded the Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration (SHA) certificate by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in recognition of the hotel’s upgraded health and hygiene standards and commitment to guest safety.
Deluxe Pool Villas start from 9,999 baht (US$320) per night at Banyan Tree Samui. All reservations can be made via the website: https://www.banyantree.com/en/thailand/samui