Surin — Phuket, Thailand

Surin hotel deck thatched roof, white beach, palm trees
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Paris-based architect Ed Tuttle put Phuket on the design map when he conceived the Chedi resort many years ago, and now he has given it a new lease of life under the name Surin. Tuttle, who made his name by working on the Park Hyatt Place Vendome and many of the Aman Resorts, teamed up with Bangkok-based designer Jon Vorapot Somton to give the hotel a fresh, light and airy feel, incorporating local materials, traditional Thai designs and modern amenities. The 108 thatched-roof cottages have private verandas and secluded sun decks. And the Lomtalay Thai Restaurant, overlooking Pansai Bay, has an excellent selection of seafood. The location is also a winner, being just 20 minutes from the airport and the party destination that is Patong Beach.

Surin hotel open air dining room with wooden pillars and ceiling, view of ocean and palm trees

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Surin hotel room with white wood panelling and exposed beams, bed with yellow bedding and cushions, round table with fruit and small balcony

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Surin ensuite hotel room with built in sofa with beige cushions, grey wood panelling, white linen with wooden lap try of fruit on bed

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Pansea Beach
118 Moo 3
Phuket 83110


Lauren Ho is the Travel Director of Wallpaper*,  roaming the globe, writing extensively about luxury travel, architecture and design for both the magazine and the website. Lauren serves as the European Academy Chair for the World's 50 Best Hotels.