The Mantra Samui Resort is about to undergo a major transformation. The boutique hotel on Thailand’s Koh Samui is not only gaining a new owner, it’s getting an entirely new hospitality group at the helm.
Louis T Collection (Louis T) recently acquired the property as the first milestone in its ambitious plan to build an expansive, curated portfolio. The innovative hospitality and building solutions company will develop Mantra into its first Louis T hotel, a brand synonymous with independent style and local charm.
The hotel group draws its inspiration from Louis T Leonowens, one of the most interesting and revered foreign characters in Thailand during the 19th Century. The avid traveler moved to Bangkok in 1862 as a boy, when his mother took the role of
governess to the King Mongkut’s children. Today, Louis is remembered as a Siamese royal military captain, private
timber-trading magnate and luxury hotelier.