Point Yamu by COMO is perched on top of a hillock, located at the tip of the Yamu peninsula off the Eastern coast of Phuket. Point Yamu overlooks the Andaman Sea and the dramatic limestone karsts of Phang Nga Bay. Being the only hotel situated within a gated community of privately owned villas, it is also blessed with a surreal calmness and serenity. The design encapsulates the stunning seascapes that surround the Resort, with wide open spaces that bring in the surroundings into the resort with a sense of serenity and expansiveness.
The resort is an interesting addition to COMO’s contemporary language of clean lines and pared-back simplicity. And yet, nothing is overdone here. For all its quirks, the design is integrated well into existing architecture and not only makes guests feel at home, but also delights the senses.
The design gives a space that contains the very special COMO attitude towards hospitality and wellness and a contemporary style that connected with the local culture.
The hotel design is (fresh) modern, unique and (hand crafted) as it employs local craftsmen and artisans to infuse Thai culture into the designs. The Resort captures a 360 degree sea view and provides every guestroom and hotel’s facilities with stunning views of the Andaman Sea.
The hotel features 106 guestrooms, suites and villas, ranging from 45 SQM to 350 SQM and some have its private pool. The facilities include two restaurants, a poolside bar, lobby lounge, 100 metre swimming pool, gym, spa, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, kids’ club and daily activities.
The hotel interior is designed by Italian, Paola Navone. She has utilize various materials and design concepts to soften the building structure. She also employed metal meshes to form the skin of the building to soften the large structure and use the light of the sun to disintegrate the volumes a little…like a veil, this mesh also covers the facade, connecting the architecture to the landscape in an unexpected way. Throughout, not only is her mastery of pattern and colour apparent, but also her deft manipulation of light and shadow, soft and strong, the material and immaterial.
Paola Navone is passionate about anthropologist and this is reflected on her works. She mixes images, materials, colours, crafts and objects coming from different worlds near and far to create a design that is unique and reflects simplicity - a touch of irony and a non-aggressive approach. A splash of orange is used in the interior to reflect the color of Thai, related to the color of the Monk’s robe, to connect guests with the idea of Thailand in their mind.
The impressive artistic design of our lobby, where the cultural and artistic aspects are incorporated , including the lobby’s 3D design wooden pixel walls, hand-woven lobster trap lobby ceiling lamps, hand cut mosaic tiled pillars and a local Thai crafts lobby installation which is changed regularly. These art components not only serve as a décor but it also provides opportunities for us to interact with guests and tell the tales of the past and the presence.
The 100-meters swimming pool offers soothing and expansive atmosphere and is set against the stunning backdrop of Phang Nga Bay.
The design of the room is unique to our guests, many have commented that they loved the freshness of the colour scheme which is predominantly white with splashes of blues which is drawn from the hues of the sea and connects with the nature. Playful details such as the hand scratched mirrors, aluminum bowls, pom poms, bespoke furniture designs, etc. have contributed a huge wow factor of the room design in particular the beautifully tiled, sexy and seductive looking bathroom in our Bay Suites and Bay Pool Suites. The floor tile design is similar to the Phuket Sino-Portuguese or the Mediterranean Tarbaka tile design in soft grey and white color giving a beautiful soft pattern to its white and blue dominant interior.
The private dining room is uniquely striking. Its huge orange door is bold and eye catching, capturing the attention of every one walking pass and evoking their curiosity to find out what is hidden behind the door. The entire door is painted in burnt orange color, radiating warmth and making it stand out on its own. The door handle is particularly attractive, using a large Buddha hand in a gesture of Vitarka Mudra symbolized the Wheel of Law and peace and calmness.
Inside the room is a visually stunning space with all white color, consisting a long white marble table that seats 20 guests, 3 huge white glass chandeliers which is lowly hung above the dinning table, white marble floor, white dinner chairs, scratched and hand cut painted mosaic wall tiles which reflects the shimmering glow of candles that are lit during the dinner event.
The intelligently use of lights and shadows along the room corridors gives a unique effect on the design. The reflection shadow creates an attractive pattern on the walk path and walls, which changes every hour following the movement of the sunlight. This has particularly captured the eyes of many photographers and artists. Several interior design and fashion magazines have conducted their photo shooting at this place.
La Sirena Italian Restaurant has a very pleasant and refreshing ambience. The design adopts the Mediterranean flair and opens to the views of Phang Nga Bay and pool. It has become our guests’ favorite spot for starting their day. Our guests find the views, furnishing, and the intricate workmanship of the mosaic, basket weaved rattan designs and the refreshing turquoise color most appealing.
Our guest are also intrigued with the aquatic design of our Thai restaurant, Nahmyaa, which revolves around a pair of goldfish mosaic mural. From the wooden fish scaled walls, glass bubble pendant lights, gold leaf walls and the special designed red and orange furniture.
L’ hotel Point Yamu by COMO, Phuket sorge sul promontorio collinare di Cape Yamu affacciato sul mare delle Andamane a Phuket.
ll luogo, avvolto da una natura rigogliosa, è assolutamente unico.
Il paesaggio è spettacolare. Ovunque si guardi.
Paola Navone ha trasformato la massiccia struttura preesistente in un'architettura delicata e poetica.
Un'architettura fatta di luce e di ombra. Di camminamenti sospesi o galleggianti sull'acqua. Di spazi aperti perché il paesaggio possa entrare e tingere, quasi impregnare, ogni cosa.
Una lamiera stirata a maglie larghissime colorata in verde diventa la pelle della struttura.
Le grandi aree comuni e le 79 camere e suites sono spazi trasparenti e permeabili alla luce, ai profumi e ai colori del paesaggio.
Il bianco luminoso. Poi tutte le sfumature di blu del mare.
E il verde della natura potente e rigogliosa.
Il progetto racconta molto del savoir faire di Paola Navone.
L'idea di semplicità come forma di bellezza.
Il gusto per la miscellanea di cose che hanno attraversato secoli e continenti.
E l'incanto per la forma imperfetta delle cose fatte a mano.
Molti arredi e rivestimenti di Point Yamu sono realizzati con tecniche tradizionali da artigiani thailandesi.
La Tailandia è un paese ricco di produttori di ceramica e di intrecci.
Grandi intrecci creano le pareti leggere dei camminamenti sospesi
Poi i mobili in legno massello prodotti da sapienti artigiani nel Nord della Tailandia.
Gli arredi in fibra intrecciata, i pavimenti in legno massello, le piastrelle in cemento, le ceramiche coloratissime.
E moltissimi dettagli decorativi. A volte molto semplici. A volte bizzarri.
Ci sono muri rivestiti con scaglie di legno come la pelle di un pesce.
Pavimenti fatti con sassi levigati dal mare e giganteschi pesci rossi in mosaico sulle pareti.
Ci sono pareti fatte con tozzetti di legno di recupero che sembrano grandi pixel, colonne panciute rivestite con frammenti di ceramica e soffitti dipinti con enormi segni di una qualche antica scrittura.
Complice quel pizzico di ironia che nei progetti di Paola Navone non manca mai.
Point Yamu by Como è un luogo magico dove oriente e occidente, semplicità e sorpresa, grazia e ironia danno all'accoglienza Como Hotels and Resorts una forma diversa.
Leggera. Fantasiosa. Poetica. Sofisticata.
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