The resort’s new BluPort Wing adds 40 more elegant rooms and suites
Embracing a design heritage that intertwines Eastern and Western elements, the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort is an elegant low-rise beachfront property that looks out over a scenic swath of white sandy beach along the Gulf of Thailand. The resort first opened its doors in December 2009, revealing a stunningly beautiful contemporary visual style—courtesy of architectural firm C Space—that drew inspiration from the nearby Maruekhathaiyawan Palace, with its expansive verandahs and intricate colonial era wooden latticework. Meanwhile, swimming pool and landscape designer Bert Collins created the resort’s centerpiece—a 55 sq.m infinity-edge pool, complete with an underwater fibre-optic system which creates a dazzling starlight effect at night.
The accommodations at the resort are found within the two main wings, each boasting glamorous rooms and suites that range in size from 45 sq.m to 138 sq.m, some with private pool and deck area. All accommodation units feature lavishly appointed bathrooms, luxurious plush furnishings, modern amenities, and a stylish décor enhanced by the works of local designers and artisans. The resort’s Beach Wing contains 118 rooms and suites, while the recently added BluPort Wing features 40 rooms and suites, as well as its own swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and function rooms. This newer addition, which is directly connected the recently opened BluPort Resort Mall (located directly across the road), echoes the sophisticated old-world style of the original wing, and is connected to the main property via a raised pedestrian bridge.
Additional facilities and amenities at the resort include a well-equipped ﬁtness centre, a sanctuary of calm in the signature spa, and several highly versatile event spaces—perfect for corporate events and/or romantic beach weddings.
For diners there are several food and drink venues to choose from here, including Pirom, which serves up authentic Thai delicacies, many of which make use of fresh Hua Hin seafood and other local produce and herbs. Diners here have the choice of eating indoors, on the terrace, or in one of the private “sunken” cabana tables which are surrounding by water.
Another signature dining venue is the two-level Azure Bar & Restaurant, where the resort’s Executive Chef Micha de Best—a recent addition to the F&B team—presents his all-new approach to seaside fine dining. His innovative menu of Mediterranean favourites features beautifully presented dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients, enhancing the venue’s already charming seaside setting. Lunch menu highlights include the tasty Greek Salad, and the delicious Duck Wrapped, in which four soft tortillas are stuffed with cumin smoked duck breast, red onion, lettuce, sour cream, and avocado.
By Bruce Scott
NOTE: You can sample more of Chef Micha’s culinary art at the weekly ‘Sunday Jazz Brunch by the Sea’. From noon till 3pm enjoy assorted appetizers, hot and cold seafood selections, and BBQ favourites, all accompanied by a live jazz band. The price is B1,400 per person, or B1,800 including a half bottle of Chandon.
InterContinental Hua Hin Resort
33/33 Petchkasem Rd.
Tel: 03 261 6999