The new Cosi Hotel on Samui Island is now officially open and welcoming independent, tech-savvy travellers.
It is as different from a traditional hotel as a new smartphone is from the mobile phones of the 90s.
Centara completely re-thought what a hotel should be for the new generation of connected, freedom loving, pricey-frill-hating travellers.
The result is an innovative and affordable lifestyle hub set in the middle of the shopping, eating, social and entertainment scene on Chaweng Beach.
“Cosi represents a lot of new thinking about what a modern hotel can be, based on what’s important and what’s not so relevant for today’s, youthful-minded, smart travellers,” explained Harry Thaliwal, Centara’ general manager and corporate director of operations for Cosi.
“You can create a very fresh and unique place if you’re willing to throw out the usual conventions.”
For starters, there’s no lobby counter or check-in queues.
Guests can check in and out at the digital self-service stations.
Cosi has 150 rooms that are clean and streamlined.
In addition to the hi-tech TV, they feature mega comfy king or twin beds, powerful showers, digital safes and fridges.
Each room even has five USB ports so guests can recharge their devices without worrying about converters.
Cosi Samui also features an 18-metre rooftop pool and all-hours laundromat.