Against the seductive backdrop of Koh Samui's Chaweng Beach, The Library reads like an elegant monograph. Owned by Samui native Kasemtham Sornsong, and created with designer Tirawan Songsawat, the beachfront hotel is a refreshing and subtle play on the book. The expansive grounds provide ample space for guests to flourish, each area representing a blank page on which to write their story. With its restrained yet sophisticated design, the conceptual resort is unique to the island; its pure minimalism offers the perfect opportunity to capitalize on its thematic concept. Understated and peaceful, The Library narrates a story in which genuine harmony with the neighboring landscape is a tangible achievement. The hotel's library binds the property; its collection of over 1,300 books available to borrow or purchase provides a satisfying alternative to modern distractions. Indeed, the 26 suites and studios (plus the inclusion of the ultra-luxurious Bookmark unit) are interlaced with a reassuring assortment of entertainment technology, such as iMacs and plasma televisions. But the enduring respect for the surrounding landscape is unequivocal. From The Page restaurant holding fort on the beachfront and the new Drink Gallery by the roadside to the 270-degree sea views from the glass-enclosed gym, The Library seals the chasm between nature and modern life. Like a good book, The Library contains an assortment of interesting chapters, enticing guests to learn to live harmoniously with nature.
The Library is voted as Thailand's Number 1 Trendiest Hotel in 2012 by the editors and members of Tripadvisor.com.