Banyan Tree Samui, the luxurious 88-villa resort on Koh Samui, which is one of Thailand’s most popular island destinations, is handing out Portier smartphones together with the room keys at check-in. 

Nestled amid the lush jungle of a private cove on Thailand’s second largest island, Banyan Tree Samui, whose new user-friendly smartphone can deliver all its features in English, Russian, Chinese, German or French, combines a tropical twist with smartphone technology. 

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The smartphone not only allows guests to make free and unlimited international telephone calls and surf the internet but also provides them with access to a host of resort features, including restaurant menus, daily activities and tips for sightseeing around Koh Samui. 

Guests are assisted by the villa host to learn about the phone’s features when they check in. The phone can be used for room service, housekeeping, car rental and translation. 

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The easy-to-operate smartphone also enables connectivity through Wi-fi no matter where the guests are on the island. They can check hotel information such as restaurant menus, spa treatments and speedboat tours. 

Remko Kroesen, the general manager of Banyan Tree Samui, says: “From the limousine service at the airport to the moment they check out, it’s those extra personal touches that people remember.”

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