After a bit of a delay, one of the biggest hotel projects of the year, Radisson Blu Hua Hin (032-421-777,, is now open.
A stunning, two-story-tall waterfall greets guests at the lobby, while a walkway flanked by giant walls of water topped by elevated swimming pools (privy only to the 22 Deluxe pool access rooms) leads to the beach.
Elsewhere, the hotel shows its Thai cultural credentials through a 14-meter-wide blue-and-white tiled depiction of a traditional kan mak (Thai wedding procession).
For all-day dining, there’s the brasserie beside the lobby called The Exchange where they serve breakfast, while down on the beachfront is a grill called The Ivy.
Opening rates for the lowest category of their 118 rooms start at B4,080.