Following the Thai government’s advice to work from home, this brand new resort invites stressed-out city dwellers to move their “office” to the beach. Pullman Khao Lak Resort is nestled on the powder-soft sands of Bang Muang Beach, Phang Nga province.
KHAO LAK, THAILAND – Pullman Khao Lak Resort, the brand new beachfront retreat in southern Thailand’s pristine Phang Nga province, is inviting Thai residents to bring their office to the shores of the Andaman Sea this month, with a new “Workation” programme that combines sun, sand and seamless connectivity.
The Thai government recently advised that all Thai citizens and local expats should work from home, as part of its renewed efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately this can cause elevated stress levels for many people – especially those who live in congested cities. To alleviate this, Pullman Khao Lak has unveiled an enticing new concept that lets guests swap the four walls of their urban apartment for a stylish and spacious seafront stay, with fresh ocean air and panoramic views.
Under the Workation programme, guests can escape the pressure of their daily lives and unwind in the idyllic ambience of a traditional Thai community, complete with five-star accommodation and facilities, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens, opening out onto the powder-soft sands of Bang Muang Beach. As Pullman Khao Lak is a newly-built resort, it is equipped with the latest technology, including 5G in all indoor areas and super-fast Wi-Fi throughout the property – even at the poolside and by the beach. This means that every guest can stay fully connected at all times, with no unexpected internet outages or freezing video calls.
Pullman Khao Lak’s collection of contemporary rooms, chic suites and spectacular pool villas all feature personal work spaces with supporting chairs, USB ports, convenient plug sockets and complimentary Wi-Fi, so guests can simply plug in and get down to business. Soundproofed walls and windows ensure complete peace and privacy. Separate bathtubs and oversized rain showers will help guests to stay refreshed, private balconies provide a place to chill out and breathe in the sea air, and in the villas, guests can transition effortlessly from business to pleasure with a private pool and direct beach access.
For executives who require a little more space to strategize, the resort’s three meeting rooms come equipped with cutting-edge audio-visual technology, a choice of set-up options and professional support.
Guests will be able to unwind with daily classes, such as yoga, meditation and stretching (left); Deluxe room accommodation
Perhaps the most rewarding part of a Workation at Pullman Khao Lak is the opportunity for morning recreation or after-work relaxation. Guests can start their day with a rejuvenating yoga, meditation or stretching session, or an invigorating 5km run along the beach. Need a break from the desk? Take a dip in the lagoon pool, work out in the 24-hour fitness centre, or simply stroll along the sandy shore. Water sports such as paddle boarding and surfing help to revive body and mind, and a personal trainer is on-hand should guests need any extra motivation.
Naturally, every guest can enjoy exceptional cuisine, including authentic southern Thai dishes and fresh seafood, at a choice of restaurants and bars, including generous dining discounts for extended stays. The resort’s beach club is a serene setting to sit back and reflect on your day of success, whilst sipping cool sunset cocktails.
“We understand that the new COVID-19 restrictions make life difficult for many Thai residents, who are now required to work from home. Fortunately, Pullman Khao Lak provides the perfect solution; our brand new resort features everything executives need to stay connected with their colleagues and clients, along with an array of amenities designed to enhance mental and physical wellbeing. By taking an extended-stay ‘Workation’ with us, guests will not only slip seamlessly into remote working; they will also be refreshed and reinvigorated by our stunning scenery, ocean-fresh air and five-star facilities. Every challenge is an opportunity to grow, and this could be the motivation guests need to change their working lives for the better,” said Herve Duprat, General Manager, Pullman Khao Lak Resort.