The creative mind for over three decades behind many palaces, restaurants, hotels, resorts, and pubs in Thailand as well as Thai embassies overseas, noted interior designer ML Sudavadee Kriangkrai found Phu Chaisai a home for solace and peace of mind. Once a bamboo forested hill, it was gradually and inventively transformed into a cozy residence and later a resort, all within five years.
“My mum (Mrs. Chaisai) wanted to use this piece of land as a place for meditation. So I fulfilled her dream,” she recalled with her trademark smile.
Phu Chaisai is now an oasis of spirituality for city dwellers that seek refuge from the wear and tear of the city. One can’t help but be impressed by the beauty of the tranquility and the natural setting. Thirty-four rooms were made of bamboo and are void of television sets and electronic alarm clocks. In the warm embrace of Mother Nature, many can make peace with their inner selves.
Simplicity is always the key to ML Sudavadee’s designs. In the East-meets-West fashion show, she defined her design as integrated for relaxation of body and mind with high-quality hospitality and professional performance.
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