Iniala Beach House
Iniala Beach House
Natai Beach Kokkloi, Natai Beach, Phuket,
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Wayne Milgate was the GM at the famed North Island Resort in the Seychelles and has previously lead teams at Vomo Island Resort in Fiji and Hayman Island on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. All three properties garnered numerous awards under his leadership, earning him a reputation for creating environments and cultures in which guests’ every need is not just met, but anticipated and exceeded.
Luxury Personalised 6‐star Boutique hotel
Iniala Beach House brought a new level of luxury hospitality to the Phuket region with three beautifully appointed villas (each with three suites), one spectacular penthouse suite and two one-bedroom pool suites, as well as a Kids Hotel, a state of the art gym and a fine dining restaurant, Pärla. Featuring the work of ten world-renowned designers, the residence is a masterpiece of design that fuses traditional Thai architecture with organic, contemporary forms. Each villa comes with its own spa and private pool.
Iniala Beach House
History & Story
Mark Weingard wanted to bring innovation and imagination to the luxury travel world. Mark personally travelled the world and chose ten different designers from Brazil, Spain, Thailand, Russia, the United States, Ireland and the United Kingdom and gave them the brief to create beautiful spaces that were out of the ordinary.
Mark then brought together the work of 19 different artists across Thailand and Indonesia to complement the cutting edge designs. Iniala Beach House, the product of this creation, is surely the most visually stunning hotel in Asia.
But Design and Art is only half of the story. Award-winning chefs were brought on board to take Iniala to gastronomic heights. Iniala’s à la carte menu offers an extensive selection of delectable meals and freshly baked treats which are served in the comfort of guests’ private villa or else al fresco, either by their private pool or right on the soft sand of the exquisite Natai Beach. In addition to the in-villa menu, guests can opt to dine at the fine dining restaurant, Pärla. Located on the exclusive and luxurious grounds of Iniala Beach House, Pärla combines contemporary Nordic and Hebridean cuisine with an innovative dining concept that takes guests on a unique and interactive journey through their meal.
The final piece of the jigsaw is Iniala’s exceptionally personalised hospitality concept. Each Villa has its own Villa Manager that is ready to not only meet guests’ every need, but also anticipate their wishes and surprise them throughout their stay with meaningful gestures and delightful treats. Each Villa also has its own private massage space so that guests can enjoy massages or beauty treatments without leaving the paradise of their own accommodation. For those that wish to explore their surroundings, luxury transport and a personal driver are available on request. Iniala also offers a diverse range of activities and customised trips that explore Thailand’s distinctive and fascinating culture and its breathtaking natural sights.
To top it all off, philanthropy lies at the heart of Iniala – 10% of all room revenue and 5% of all other revenues go directly to Inspirasia Foundation, a grant-making foundation dedicated to funding and supporting exceptional projects in health and education for marginalised communities and people with disabilities in Indonesia, Thailand, India and Malta.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• A dedicated team including a Villa Manager for each Villa
• VIP immigration fast track on request
• Transportation and Driver on request
• Private Spa in your villa and Spa Therapist on request
• In-villa or al fresco dining
• Complimentary Personal Training, yoga and sports activities
Iniala Beach House is located on the white sands of Natai Beach, just 20 minutes north of Phuket Airport.
Key sites/activities in the area
The serene countryside that surrounds Iniala is full of temples and villages, and makes a perfect route for those who love cycling and walking. Iniala is also a great base for water sports, including scuba diving and sailing. The highlight is Phang Nga Bay, the most spectacular seascape in Thailand, just a short drive away.
• Kids Hotel
Imagine a world with bedrooms in the form of tree houses and caves, and play areas featuring costume shops and a theatre. This is the world that designer Christopher Jones conjured up for the little ones at Iniala. Childcarers are available on request so that children can sleep safely in their very own adventure bedrooms. The in-villa menu also offers children’s meals.
• Penthouse (1.5 bedrooms)
This stunning Penthouse offers exquisite views out to the Andaman Sea. The wonderful 250 square metre terrace and the oversized swimming pool make this a real fusion of indoor and outdoor living. The carpet has been specifically created with memory foam beneath and recreates the feeling of walking on sand. The sumptuous ‘White Leather’ bed suspends from the ceiling, cradling you whilst you sleep. The incredible bathing space features an oversized bathtub. This opulent and spectacular bedroom comes complete with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and its own Kitchen and Bar.
• The Collector’s Villa (3 bedrooms)
Four leading global designers and craftsmen have created a series of wonderfully eclectic spaces housed in a contemporary interpretation of a classic Thai house. The villa boasts a large living room, a courtyard, a personal spa and a private cinema. Fashioned from Golden teak with accentuated eaves and beautiful tiles, the architecture brings a contemporary twist on the traditional wooden Thai house. The lavish swimming pool and the beautiful overhanging crystal dining sala bring grandness to this spectacular abode. The bedrooms within the Collector’s Villa are each as individual and eclectic as the artists who have conceived them. Elegant and sunny from Spain’s Jaime Hayon; a symphony of ash wood and stone from Ireland’s Joseph Walsh; and a daring and sensual boudoir from New Zealand’s Mark Brazier-Jones. The Collector’s Villa is the most luxurious and beautiful three bedroom villa in Southern Thailand.
• Villa Bianca (3 bedrooms)
A-cero from Spain and Philosophy of Design from Russia created the interiors of this villa using white furniture and natural wood, producing spectacular spaces that act as a wonderful canvas for exquisite Asian art. The very private deck has a comfortable dining/living area and a 20-metre swimming pool. The magnificent beachfront bedrooms represent giant seashells resulting in wonderful sculptural forms that cling to the spectacular curvaceous ceilings. Indonesian artwork and Thai silks complete the furnishings.
• Villa Siam (3 Bedrooms)
This remarkable villa will awaken your senses and immerse you in a Thai experience like no other. There’s plenty of space to relax or entertain with a large deck complete with a grand dining and living area and refreshing 20-metre swimming pool, perfect for laps. The Thai temple bell spa is the highlight of the villa with its Gold leaf walls and sacred Buddhist text engraved into the splendid dome. The two beachfront suites feature interestingly sculpted beds and sofas that are reminiscent of a temple stupa and silkworm cocoons.
• One-bedroom Pool Suites
Following Iniala’s innovative design concept, award-winning design studio Autoban added a modern touch to traditional techniques to create these luxurious suites. The result is an elegant space enriched with carved panels, unique textures, natural materials and bespoke furnishings. The suites boast an elevated luxury living space and a spacious rooftop terrace which features a dining and lounging area, as well as a plunge pool. From this height, guests can enjoy watching the sun rise over Phang Nga’s lush mountains or set over the spectacular Andaman Sea.
Restaurants & Bars
• Set on the ultra-luxurious grounds of Iniala Beach House, Pärla is a newly-opened fine dining restaurant that offers diners an unparalleled gastronomic experience. Headed by Executive Chef Seumas Smith, the restaurant combines contemporary Nordic and Hebridean cuisine with an innovative dining concept that takes guests on a unique and interactive journey through their meal.
• Our exceptional wine list, created specifically for Iniala, has won numerous awards, including ‘Best National List’.
Each Villa has its own opulent private massage space so that you can enjoy massages and beauty treatments without leaving the cocoon of your own villa.
Whether you want to practice Yoga, Pilates, meditate or sweat it out at a boot camp, Iniala uses the wonderful beach of Natai for most of its personal training. For those who prefer water sports, Iniala offers wakeboarding, paddle boarding and other non-motorised sports. Cycling is a joy around the serene countryside surrounding Iniala. Iniala has also a spectacular and well-equipped gym including a custom-made Thai boxing ring for those who prefer air-conditioned comfort. Whatever way you want to get fit, our team of personal trainers will take care of you.
Extra Notable Features
Iniala offers a plethora of activities including escorted bicycle tours of surrounding villages, temple visits, boat cruises, SCUBA diving, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, horse riding, golf, cookery classes, visits to national parks, waterfalls and hot springs, as well as shopping excursions and cultural excursions.
Iniala also offers guests exclusive full and half-day trips that will take them on enlightening and unparalleled journeys, exploring Thailand’s fascinating Art, Gastronomy, Culture and Community.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• Le Miami – Greatest guest Experience
• Wine List of the Year Association – Best National List, Best List Phuket, Best Wine by the Glass
• Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence – Best for Design (Worldwide)
• Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence – Best Beach Resort (Asia and Australasia)
• Wine Spectator – Award of Excellence
• Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Top Resorts in Asia
• Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Resorts in the World
• Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Resorts in Asia
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