W Retreat Koh Samui Reveals WOOBAR featuring Fashion Show by International Designer Rubin Singer

| April 15, 2013

W Retreat Koh Samui Reveals WOOBA®

Magnified by an Exclusive Fashion Show of the International Designer, Rubin Singer.

W Retreat Koh Samui recently revealed its iconic WOOBA® by hosting an exclusive evening like no other ever seen on Koh Samui. Recent styling improvements to inject W Hotels signature New York energy into Koh Samui covered everything from a stunning new “floating” DJ booth to graffiti walls by international street artist, Alec Monopoly and custom made lighting and furniture coordinated by Thailand design company P49 Deesign.

“We wanted to bring a distinct energy to the WOOBA® that capitalizes on its unique setting and views of the sea” said Carl Almeida, Partner at P49 Deesign.

To celebrate the relaunch of WOOBA®, W Retreat Koh Samui invited guests to an evening fusing What’s New/Next in fashion, music and design in true W Hotels style. With the sun setting over the Gulf of Thailand as an incredible backdrop, a floating 50 meter runway was created to showcase the latest designs from international designer, Rubin Singer. Most recently noted for having done Beyonce’s spectacular bodysuit for last month’s Super Bowl, Singer is known to have designed for stars ranging from Alicia Keys to Lucy Liu. Check out for more information of Rubin Singer at www.rubinsinger.com

With the fashion show completed, the evening transformed to the soundtrack of guest DJ Xeum from France spinning vibrant music late into the night as the skies exploded with a fireworks display seen for miles around.

Claimed to be one of the most memorable happenings on Koh Samui ever, General Manager of W Retreat Koh Samui, Nicholas Downing was proud to claim “W Retreat Koh Samui is the only resort at our level which creates an atmosphere welcoming guests to experience Koh Samui in such a unique fashion. With the relaunch of WOOBA®, we have now set the standard as the most exclusive entertainment venue for W guests and savvy island locals. Featuring creative cocktails, sought-after DJ’s, and space for mixing, mingling and chilling out.”

WOOBA®:W’s signature W Lounge brings an irresistible new highlight to Koh Samui’s nightlife scene.  Right next to the W Lounge is the breathtaking WOOBA®.  Open on three sides and perched on the corner of a hillside, WOOBA® offers 270-degree views of the Gulf of Thailand and the surrounding hillside.  The unique design allows WOOBA® to transform from day to night, becoming the ultimate destination to wow guests with W’s dynamic programming in the form of unique W Happenings – lifestyle events reflecting W’s passion for music, design and fashion.


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