Seven Skål Koh Samui Member Hotels Scoop Nine of the Top 25 Awards in ‘2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards’

Great Reviews Secure their Place Among Travelers’ Favorites in Thailand

Bangkok, June 1, 2021 Skål International Koh Samui member hotels – Cape Fahn, Coast Samui, Conrad, Hansar, The W, Poppies & Zazen resorts, today announced they have been recognized as ‘Tripadvisor 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards’ winners, and among the Top 25 in Thailand and Asia, for categories including; Most Picture Perfect, Most Romantic & Best Small Hotel.

This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers from around the globe, and which have earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months.

As challenging as the past year has been, these Skål International Samui member hotels, stood out by continuously delighting visitors to this idyllic tropical island.

“We are very grateful to our loyal guests, who have traveled to our Samui member hotels and to their dedicated staff for their commitment to exceeding expectations,” said James McManaman, President of Skål International Koh Samui and General Manager of Poppies Resort.

This is also a great endorsement for our Skål Samui destination marketing campaign: #rediscoversamui which reminds travellers about the incredible beauty and lifestyle that awaits holidaymakers to this stunning island, he added.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety.”

The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.

About the award winners:

Cape Fahn Resort –

  • Top 25 Thailand #9 “Small Hotels”

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The Coast Resorts –”

  • Top 25 Thailand Hotels #18 “Romance”

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The Conrad –

  • Top 25 Thailand Hotels. #24 “Romance”

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Hansar –

  • Top 25 Thailand Hotels #20 “Romance”

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The W. –

  • Top 25 Hotels World #16 “Picture Perfect”

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Poppies Resort –

  • Top 25 Hotels Asia #15 “Small Hotel”

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  • Top 25 Hotels Thailand #2 “Small Hotel”

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  • Top 25 Hotels Thailand #4 “Romance”

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Zazen Resort –

  • Top 25 Hotels Thailand #12 “Romance”

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About Skal International Koh Samui

Skal International Koh Samui is part of SKÅL International the world’s largest global network of Tourism Professionals promoting Tourism, Travel, Business and Friendship worldwide since 1934. Its members are Directors and Executives of the Tourism sector who connect with each other to address issues of common interest, improving a business network and promoting destinations. For more information about Skål International and membership, visit

About Tripadvisor

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