Luxury beachfront resort THE NAI HARN in Phuket is developing a reputation for hosting bespoke, world-class events and personalities as it recently hosted the inaugural Great Wines of Italy “Limited Edition” gala event.
Vanilla Luxury attended the event featuring wine critic James Suckling, described by Forbes as “one of the world’s most powerful wine critics”, and a dinner limited to 130 guests from around the world, including 20 of Italy’s greatest wine producers, hand-picked by James Suckling for their quality and character, reaching top scores of 90 points and above.
The event follows the recent Thai Airways International gala event, also held on the stunning 50-metre long, rooftop restaurant Reflections overlooking Nai Harn Bay, and superstar musician Rami Jaffee of the Foo Fighters’ visit, as the resort quietly establishes itself as the most glamourous space for bespoke, high-end events and celebrities on Phuket.
Here’s what Vanilla Luxury loved about The Nai Harn:
1. The Grand Ocean View Room
The stunning 81sqm Grand Ocean View Room opens to an expansive terrace greets you with a panoramic view of the Nai Harn Bay. The bathrooms are fitted with rainforest showers and stand-alone bathtubs which offer space to relax and rejuvenate. Loved the attention to details especially the plush bathrobe with terry lapel and luxurious bathroom amenities from ELLE Spa. The oversized king bed is fitted with exquisite 300-thread-count cotton linens down with down and feather pillows that makes it a truly heavenly sleep.
2.Breakfast at Cosmo
Forget the usual scrambled eggs or omelets. Their cooked-to-order egg station gives you additional variety such as Eggs Florentine and Eggs Benedict. What was really impressive was their cold room, which was created for imported, and homemade cheeses, charcuterie and smoked fish. Talk about starting the day right.
3. Bespoke Events
We flew down for the “Great Wines of Italy 2016” which was an exclusive wine tasting event at The Nai Harn Phuket that gave us the opportunity to personally meet the top 20 winemakers from Italy. What better way to know more about wine than from the makers themselves? The Great Wines of Italy events are part of a global series of elite wine events by James Suckling that journeys across the world to luxury, premium destinations such as Miami, New York, Beverley Hills, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
4. Amazing Thai Hospitality
It is always nice to be around a crew that is genuinely friendly and sincerely helpful. Nothing would make a guest feel more cared for than having breakfast sent to the car during a 5.30am checkout. Not forgetting the attention to detail till you hit the immigration bay at the airport with the hotel staff escorting and making even your departure completely seamless. One may close their eyes once they arrive at the airport only to realize that they are back at the same place and they had to absolutely worry about nothing else in between.
5. Luxurious Enclave
The Nai Harn is located away from the mass tourism in the centre of the island in Patong, Karon and Kata districts. General Manager Frank Grassmann said that The Nai Harn is delighted to be at the forefront of a more luxurious tourism profiled. He shared with us the heritage, as The NaI Harn was the former Royal Phuket Yacht Club when they hosted numerous global celebrities and are now again establishing The Nai Harn as the most exclusive enclave for high-end events.
For booking and more information, visit www.thenaiharn.com