Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui. This newly built resort joins Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in Bangkok and The Naka Island Resort & Spa in Phuket as The Luxury Collection brand’s third hotel in Thailand. Growing its portfolio to 20 distinctive properties in Asia Pacific and over 85 properties worldwide, The Luxury Collection continues to lengthen its lead as a leader in luxury hospitality with plans to debut in exotic destinations around the world, including The Castle Hotel in Dalian, China; Palacio del Inka in Cusco, Peru; and the Ajman Palace in the United Arab Emirates. “We are thrilled to debut Vana Belle as part of The Luxury Collection, offering our global guests access to exceptional and indigenous experiences delivered with the personalized service they have come to expect from this brand,” said Paul James, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis and W Hotels Worldwide. “With the region’s unmatched natural surroundings, intimate atmosphere and welcoming Thai hospitality, Koh Samui is certainly one of the world’s most coveted destinations, and Vana Belle is poised to become Thailand’s most idyllic address.” Vana Belle is located 80 kilometers off of Thailand’s southern coast in Koh Samui, in an unspoiled corner of the world, known for its borderless ivory beaches and pristine waters. The unrivalled resort features 80 magnificently appointed Pool Suites and Pool Villas, with expansive outdoor spaces, breathtaking views and the utmost privacy. Inspired by the Thai definition meaning ‘beautiful forest’, Vana Belle is enveloped in lush foliage and tucked away in the white sand cove of Chaweng Noi Beach. Escape into Luxury Accommodations & Spa Indulgence The first Luxury Collection property on Koh Samui, Vana Belle offers accommodations with a selection of stunning guest suites and villas, ranging from 86 square meters to 211 square meters. The architecture and design of the 80 guest suites and villas reflect the rich and indigenous local culture and feature views of the tropical gardens or the cerulean waters. Additionally, each appointed suite and villa offers a private plush pool and balcony along with luxury amenities, including the option for guests to be welcomed with personalized in-room check in.