Architecture Bill Bensley
Architecture Bill Bensley
One of Southeast Asia’s leading architects, Bill Bensley has a keen eye for integrating a structure into its surroundings. In The Slate’s Rebar lounge, the traditional wooden-beamed roof is punctuated with industrial lighting, a reference to the island’s mining past. At the award-winning Coqoon Spa, an impressive wicker structure hangs from a giant banyan tree.
Interior design Bill Bensley
contrast to stunning effect. The private pool villas feature a neutral palette where polished and tinted concrete floors and blackened-steel furniture with bronze rivets are warmed by the tropical timber of traditional Thai décor. The industrial setting takes on darker tones at the Dirty Monstera bar where heavy doors on pulleys, and metal lighting and tabletops bring the island’s past to mind.
The Originals Wichit Na-Ranong & Prakaikaew Na-Ranong
Food & Drink The tastes of Thailand
Dining at The Slate means a journey into Phuket’s culinary culture. Black Ginger presents masterpieces of Thai cuisine in a traditional mansion. Tin Mine serves an extensive breakfast buffet in an industrial-chic environment. There’s also an international grill house, a beach BBQ, a chef’s table, and romantic private dining on the beach. A swim-up cocktail bar, a wine cellar, and the lounge-style Rebar are perfect for downtime.
The hotel’s lovely Lagoon Pool is a family-friendly environment with a cascading waterfall and a neighboring infants’ pool. Pulley Pool & Bar offers an adults-only retreat with industrial accents, a waterfall, and in-pool water jets adjacent to a swim-up bar. And Snakeskin is an infinity pool surrounded by silver palms, perfect for laps or naps.
Well-being Body and soul
Unique on Phuket, the Kru program comprises a full check-up and screening session, vitamin services, a weight-loss program, liver-detox cleansing, and more. Caqoon Spa specializes in deeply rejuvenating rituals using rich ingredients in a lush setting. Ondigo gym and Muay Thai lessons with martial arts specialists will quicken the pulse of athletes.
Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles
Recyclable materials like reclaimed wood, concrete, steel, and aluminum were the principal materials used for building the resort. Old mining objects were upcycled for use in the interiors.
The hotel uses refillable glass bottles in guest rooms, minimizes all single-use plastic, purchases in bulk, and uses leftover food for the staff canteen or donates to nearby schools.
LED lighting and keycard-operated power switches in guest rooms are used. Linens are not changed daily unless requested by guests.
The hotel installed a water treatment plant to provide drinking water for guests and staff in refillable glass bottles. Rainwater is used in the gardens.
More than 90% of all decorative accessories are custom-made using local and recyclable materials. Food and beverages are mainly sourced from local sources or the on-site organic farm.
The hotel collaborates with local artists via Shades Gallery, runs an internship program for local schools, and involves community stakeholders whenever possible.
Guests are invited to enjoy the natural surroundings and village lifestyle, visit the local market, see the morning monks, visit Phuket town, trek through the rainforest, and more.
Recruitment starts from the hotel’s immediate vicinity. There is on-site training and an inclusive environment for both staff and guests.