The Slate, the art-inspired beachfront resort in Phuket in Thailand, is rolling out the rainbow-colored welcome mat for the LGBTQIA community, with a new package that allows guests to escape the city, immerse their senses in art and culture, and indulge in magical moments together.
And – YES! – this is even if the world is still battling COVID-19.
Nestled in a secluded corner of Phuket, with Bill Bensley’s dazzling dreamscapes, lush landscaped gardens and a sandy beach setting the scene, The Slate creates a setting for couples, families or friends to get away from it all. A member of the Design Hotels collection, this intimate retreat embraces guests in an ambience of post-industrial art, world-class wellness and global gastronomy, including a restaurant recognized by the Michelin Guide.
Under the new “Rainbow Escape” package, LGBTQIA travelers can book a three-day, two-night stay in a suite or villa and enjoy a range of extras to enhance their experience – including special “Hirs and Hirs” in-room amenities.
Having arrived at The Slate in style, with private transfers from Phuket International Airport, guests will be personally greeted with a “rainbow cocktail”. Early 6:00AM check-in is available for morning flights, and each morning of the stay will start in style with a breakfast in the comfort of the suite or villa. Couples can also share memorable moments together with a complimentary Thai cooking or flower arranging class, and a signature body scrub and oil massage at Coqoon Spa, which appears to be woven into the tropical gardens. Male therapists are available upon request and in-room treatments can be arranged in some suites or villas.
Daily hotel credit will let every couple savor additional spa therapies and culinary experiences at the resort’s restaurants, or even sunset cocktails at the blissful beach club, overlooking the Andaman Sea. THB 2,000 of daily credit is offered to guests staying in a Pearl Bed Suite, D-Buk Family Suite or Private Pool Suite, while a generous THB 5,000 per day is available for Pearl Shell Suites or villas.
Every guest will be able to spend endless days unwinding in the resort’s pools or taking a stroll along the soft, sandy beach. Wi-Fi is offered free-of-charge throughout the resort, perfect for posting plenty of pictures to social media. Meanwhile, those seeking a more exhilarating vacation can contact the resort’s concierge for a guide to Phuket’s nightlife and transfers to the best gay clubs and bars in Phuket. Want to stay social and meet like-minded travelers? The Slate’s WhatsApp group lets all visitors communicate with each other and share local tips.
Visitors who choose to stay for five nights or longer will also be treated to a complimentary Thai set dinner at Black Ginger, the Michelin recommended restaurant designed in the style of an ancient Thai village floating above a tranquil lagoon, or a romantic dinner under the stars. And for special occasions such as anniversaries and honeymoons, visitors can request special benefits.
Finally, on their day of departure, couples can maximize their time in paradise with complimentary late check-out until 6pm, before their private transfer back to the airport.
The “Rainbow Escape” package starts from just THB 12,500 for a two-night stay in a Pearl Bed Suite, with additional nights available from just THB 4,400 per night. To make this offer even more attractive, guests can book now and pay later. Bookings are available from now until 31st October, for stays taken between 1st June and 31st October. A minimum two-night stay is required and reservations can be modified or cancelled up until seven days prior to arrival.