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The lobby at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui The lobby at Hyatt Regency Koh Samui

Hyatt Regency Koh Samui GM Anticipates Bright Future for Island

With stints at high profile resorts in the Caribbean, the Middle East, China, South Korea and his native Mexico in his locker, Adrian Pulido can draw upon extensive experience in the global tourism industry.

Therefore, it counts for something when the general manager of the recently opened Hyatt Regency Koh Samui predicts a spectacular revival for Koh Samui, Thailand’s legendary paradise island.

Like other tourism destinations in Thailand, Koh Samui has been badly impacted by the global pandemic.

Things, though, are beginning to look up for the destination. The unveiling in early July of the Hyatt Regency Koh Samui — a design-forward luxury property on the north-eastern tip of the island — was a landmark debut on the island.

Ongoing plans to reopen Samui to international visitors, meanwhile, over the coming months are another positive indicator for the future.

Pulido, who makes his debut as a general manager at the resort following spells in senior management with Banyan Tree, JW Marriot and, most recently, Park Hyatt, is among those convinced that it’s merely a matter of time before Koh Samui reassumes its position as one of the star attractions for tourism in Southeast Asia.

“Koh Samui is a very special destination,” said Pulido. “It has been one of Asia’s most popular islands for decades now, yet it has never lost any of its charm. Visitors will find incredible beauty, fantastic food and outstanding hospitality. It is all waiting here for them like it always has been.”

Pulido is equally bullish about the prospect of his resort being in the vanguard of this revival thanks to its broad appeal and myriad selling points.