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 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"The book is never out of date," says Mr.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 64:00 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 a new ultra-luxurious unit called The Bookmark which is closest to the sea.
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.
:: Studio ::
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 42-inch 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.
Listen to the soft chorus of swaying trees and lapping waves as you settle in on one of The Library’s exquisitely designed upper floor accommodations.
The space is divided into 3 areas: the master bedroom with living corner, the balcony and the bathroom with dressing area.
The Studio offers spectacular views of the garden and a glimpse of the turquoise sea from a private terrace.
With its ultra-minimalist design of sleek uncluttered spaces accented by exotic art furnishings,
it is the perfect pick for couples or honeymooners in search of artistic and intimate experiences.
There are a total of 13 Studios available at The Library.
Room details : One master bedroom with living corner, balcony, bathtub and rain shower, dressing area, individually controlled air-conditioning,
42-inch plasma screen television with DVD player, iMac with broadband Internet connection,
in-room bar and refreshment, electronic curtains, contemporary design furniture, digital safety box.
:: Suite ::
Relish your private time in one of The Library’s beautifully-appointed Suites designed to offer quiet comfort, pure pleasure and deep relaxation.
A wide uncluttered area is provided for the main bedroom, and an adjoining open-air patio invites the sweep of gentle trade winds through rustic wooden shutters.
Stretch out in our spacious Jacuzzi in the private bathroom for a soothing soak, and retire to a bed of your own favorite cushions from our extensive pillow menu.
In front, outdoor mattresses are set aside serving as sun loungers for guests to enjoy. Located on the ground floor,
the Suite is an ideal choice for guests who prefer to stay close to the earth and require a suitable space to read and write during their stay.
There are a total of 12 Exotic Suites available at The Library.
Room details : Garden with deck chairs and glimpse of the sea, open-air living room with lazy chair, contemporary wooden bamboo writing desk,
custom-made king-size bed, Pillow Menu, individually controlled air-conditioning, ICE CUBE Jacuzzi by Bathroom Design and rain shower,
42-inch plasma screen television with DVD player, iMac with broadband Internet connection plus dock station and speakers for iPod,
Lavazza espresso coffee machine, snack bar with daily compliments of 9 snack varieties, digital safety box.
SERVICES & FACILITIES
THE LIB :
The theme building of The Library is named The Lib, with its impressive collection of books to leaf through and an array of DVD movies
and music CDs of various genres to enjoy. Minimalist alabaster-white interiors, coupled with stunning views of the sea
and The Red Pool provide a picture-perfect backdrop to an afternoon of light reading and relaxed entertainment.
The Lib is divided into 2 zones: a traditional library and an auxiliary multimedia gallery joined together by an openair space in the middle for outdoor reading.
iMac computers with Internet access are also provided for guests to keep in touch with family and friends. The Lib is open from 09:00 to 21:00 hours.
THE FIT :
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 a perfect washboard abs. Service hours are from 07:00 to 19:00.
THE CONTENT :
The Content is The Library’s reception area consisting of 2 adjoining units embraced by a group of high growth trees.
The Content team gives a warm welcome and farewell to guests, as well as assists them in arranging their daily activities in and around the hotel.
Normal check-in time is 14:00 hours and check-out time is 12:00 hours.
THE RED POOL :
Unwind by The Library’s signature Red Pool with the lulling warm breeze of the pristine beach beyond.
Selected as one of the world’s most spectacular hotel swimming pools by both Tripadvisor and CNN, 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 07:00 to 19:00 hours.
THE PAGE & THE BEACH BAR :
Combining contemporary elegance with a highly sophisticated concept design, The Page is a refreshing 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.
The Page is a beachfront restaurant divided into 3 zones: an air-conditioned space with a walk-in wine gallery,
a roofed open-air venue with a grand view of the beach and a terrace area for all-day alfresco dining.
Breakfast 07:00 - 10:30 hours
Lunch 11:00 - 16:00 hours
Dinner 19:00 - 24:00 hours * Last order for dinner - 22:30 hours
Beach Bar 11:00 - 24:00 hours
Room Service 07:00 - 24:00 hours * Last order for room service - 23:00 hours
DRINK GALLERY :
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 on 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 11:00 till 01:00 hours.