Grand Mercure opens in Khao Lak, Thailand
The 195-room Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is reminiscent
of a traditional Thai riverside village
BANGKOK, 1 OCTOBER 2021 – Located on a secret stretch of Thailand’s Andaman Coast
in the province of Phang Nga, the newly-opened Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak offers
travellers a unique and tranquil beach getaway experience.
Taking inspiration from the traditional riverside villages of Thailand, a canal flows throughout the
resort connecting guestrooms and shared areas, whilst the leafy palm trees and lush garden
provide a tropical and tranquil atmosphere.
The authentic beauty of southern Thai culture is captured through the resort’s interior design.
Each of the 195 guestrooms and suites at Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak feature private
terraces overlooking spectacular views of the canal, swimming pool, and tropical gardens. The
resort offers a wide variety of room configurations.
“Around the world, Grand Mercure revisits the singularity of each destination with a fresh cultural
perspective. We’re really pleased to be strengthening our presence in Southern Thailand with this
beautiful new address that is deeply rooted to Thai culture through its design, dining and
experiential offerings. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak will appeal to travellers looking for an
authentic experience that captures the spirit and culture of the Phang Nga province which also
encourages exploration”, said Garth Simmons, Chief Executive Officer of Accor, Southeast Asia,
Japan & South Korea.
The all-day dining restaurant, Patio, features a range of Asian and international dishes with live
cooking stations, while the beachfront restaurant, Green Mango, offers diners a choice of
authentic Southern Thai cuisine using recipes passed on through the generations. The signature
dishes are served in “Pinto” or the tiffin box, which is inspired by the traditional Thai way of life,
where locals would pack their home-cooked recipes in a pinto for making merit at the temple
before relishing food together with family and friends while enjoying good conversation. The Soak
Pool Bar is an ideal place to unwind and mingle while sampling a variety of delicious beverages
and light snacks.
Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak will cater to a wide variety of guest needs. The resort features
two swimming pools with garden and ocean views. Families with younger children can enjoy a
range of activities at the Kids Corner or opt for a swim in the kids’ pool. Fitness enthusiasts can
enjoy a refreshing workout while guests looking for complete rejuvenation can unwind in a range
of body and facial treatments at Pran Spa. Through the healing power of results-oriented
techniques and locally produced natural ingredients, the treatments thoughtfully cater to the
needs of each guest. Some signature wellbeing massage offerings include Energy Recharge, an
aromatherapy massage with warm Himalayan Salt compress that helps relieve fatigue, while the
energizing aroma of grapefruit, ginger and clove will help easing respiratory problems.
For travellers ‘working from home’ or by the beach, the resort is equipped with a Business Corner
offering computers, printing and other business services. Meetings, private parties and corporate
events can be catered for at the resort’s 260 square metre meeting room, which can
accommodate up to 100 guests.
“Khao Lak is one of Thailand’s most tranquil destinations and our team are incredibly excited to
finally open our doors. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak offers a fresh cultural perspective that
encourages guests to immerse themselves in Southern Thai culture. The resort’s unique dining,
recreational and wellness offerings have been tailored to celebrate the local way of life, whilst
offering a sophisticated experience through authentic design and multi-sensory experiences. The
resort is the perfect springboard to explore the pristine Andaman coastline and we are extremely
excited to welcome guests to experience our interpretation of the vibrant culture for which
Thailand is renowned,” said Thomas Reupke, General Manager of Grand Mercure Khao Lak
The coastal town of Khao Lak is renowned for its perfect beaches and untouched tropical nature,
less than a two hour drive from Phuket international airport. Grand Mercure Khao Lak Bangsak is
located close to adventurous attractions, such as Bang Niang Market, Elephant Rehabilitation
and Retirement Home, Takua Pa Old Town, Ton Chong Fah Waterfall, Khao Lak Lam Ru National
Park, and Elephant Fly Zipline. The world-renowned scuba diving and snorkelling hotspots of the
Similan Islands are just 1.5 hours away by speedboat.