The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural style, located at the heart of Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand
The Library is a stunning conceptual hotel built in a semi-minimalist architectural style, located in the heart of Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui, Thailand. The project was shaped by the hands of an island local who was inspired by books and a simple lifestyle philosophy.
“The book is never out of date,” says Mr. Kasemtham Sornsong, Owner and Managing Director of The Library. “As time passes, many things will change, but the book is immortal.” Working on a 6400 square meter plot of heritage land with a 50-metre beachfront area, Mr. Sornsong, together with concept designer, Ms. Tirawan Songsawat created what is now the trendiest hotel in Thailand (2012 Traveler’s Choice Awards, Tripadvisor.com).
The Library has a total of 26 unique accommodations in the form of Exotic Suites located on the ground floor, Smart Studios on the upper levels and an ultra-luxurious unit called The Bookmark which is closest to the sea. An expansive 2- Bedroom Suite was also introduced lately to accommodate guests who travel with family. In order to maintain the site’s natural ecology, Mr. Sornsong and Ms. Songsawat realized the design without the use of bulldozers.
Thus in addition to the ocean, each room provides guests with a glimpse of age-old trees, lovingly preserved and now part of the complex.
Interspersed with works of art and sculpture, The Library and its surroundings boast a balance of nature and culture, in which verdant gardens, blue waters, and pale beaches are offset by a bold color scheme dominated by white, red, black and gray.
Interiors bathed in an ultra-minimalist palette are completed with modern facilities such as large plasma screen televisions with DVD players, iPod touch, and iMac computers with high-speed Internet connection. True to the designers’ belief that a good holiday equals an opportunity to enjoy a good book, guests are invited to lounge and enjoy the vast collection of books available, which gives The Library its distinctive name.
The Fit is The Library’s fitness facility with has 270 degrees of sea views through floor to ceiling glass windows. Whether it be a quick aerobic workout or a full-scale bodybuilding regimen, The Fit provides the necessary equipment to keep the heart pumping or to highlight perfect washboard abs. Service hours are from 0700 to 1900.
THE RED POOL
Selected as one of the world’s most spectacular swimming pools by Tripadvisor and CNNGO and more recently by Conde Nast Traveler and Forbes, The Red Pool, with its mosaic tiles of orange, yellow and deep red, presents a dazzling spectacle of brilliant color and sophisticated style. The size of the Red Pool is 20 x 12 meters and is located between The Lib and The Page. Surrounding the pool area is a wooden deck with red mattresses and black over-sized bean bags scattered around. Service hours are from 0700 to 1900 hours.
THE PAGE & THE BEACH BAR
Combining contemporary elegance with a highly sophisticated concept design, The Page is a refreshingly modern take on Koh Samui’s upscale dining scene. With a menu offering of Thai and international fusion and a host of “original experiences” found nowhere else on the island, indulge in culinary delights that excite the eyes and tingle the taste buds. Enjoy the sunrise with a signature Breakfast Culture on the beach or a light casual lunch overlooking the sea.
Then chill out at The Beach Bar with its 101 unique cocktail selections and artistic tapas and snack interpretations or explore the innovative cuisines available for an exceptional dinner engagement. In 2014 and 2015, The Page was included into the exclusive list of Thailand’s Best Restaurants by Tatler Magazine.
The Page is a beachfront restaurant divided into 3 zones: an air-conditioned space, a roofed open-air venue with a walk-in wine gallery and a terrace area for all-day alfresco dining.
Eclectic by nature, artistic by character and thoroughly unique in style, Drink Gallery is an alternative dining platform unseen in Koh Samui. It’s an island first - an upmarket bar and restaurant where one can sip on an amazing drink, groove to some wonderful tunes and still hear each other speak! Located next to the resort along Chaweng Beach Road,
Drink Gallery stays true to the stylish and art-inspired aesthetics The Library is famous for. A medley of accessories and seating such as wooden benches, chairs, and stools make up the playful setting, and a long solid table at the center invites up to 14 people to drink and mingle over an exquisite home-style feast. The restaurant has both a sense of casualness and a sophisticated quality. Its approach to food is artistic simplicity with a homey feel; the drinks are tastefully layered, whimsical and form-breaking worthy of a night’s discussion. Opens daily from 1600 till 0100.