Talking Travel with Frank Grassman
In an exclusive interview, Frank Grassmann, the General Manager of The Nai Harn located on idyllic Nai Harn Bay, reveals the secret recipe to the success of this luxury Thai hotel…
- What is the single, most defining thing about The Nai Harn?
The views from our guest rooms! From a distance, the resort may look like a concrete block on the jungle-covered mountain, but once guests enter their rooms, the views over Naiharn Bay are nothing short of breathtaking. All but six rooms out of 120 have the same amazing views, regardless of whether on the first or ninth floor.
- What is something most people don’t know about The Nai Harn, but you think they should?
The Nai Harn is an iconic property as it was the first five star luxury hotel on the island way back in 1987. The first owner, Mom Tri, was a pioneer in the development of Phuket as a premier travel destination. He chose the location of the hotel as it is one of the most beautiful and romantic settings on the island.
- What is one of the unique selling points of The Nai Harn?
Undoubtedly the sleep comfort in the rooms. When we renovated the resort in 2014 / 2015 we installed specially-designed, 2.2-metre-wide mattresses enhanced by a luxurious mattress pad and topper – in every room. The mattresses are so big that we could not get them through the guest room doors – and they had to be lifted through the sliding doors on the terraces!
- Can you share an unforgettable experience at The Nai Harn?
Sunset cocktails paired with a selection of sushi or sashimi on our rooftop deck Reflections, accompanied by soothing sounds of the Eric Canham Music Collective, our four-piece band from South Africa. The breathtaking views over Nai Harn Bay dotted with bobbing sailing boats are unforgettable.
Read the full interview here