Airbnb Governor’s Mansion Phuket, Thailand

Airbnb has just announced that for the first time in over half a century, the Governor’s Mansion in Phuket, Thailand will be open to guests.

Designed to celebrate Songkran, the Thai New Year, the Sino-Portuguese Baroque mansion is billed as the ultimate designer stay with furnishings from six of Thailand’s top designers, and it will be hosted by Thai superstar Patricia Tanchanok Good and chef Nooror Somany Steppe.

The 119-year-old Governor’s Mansion was built in the late era of King Rama V by businessman Pra Pitak Chinpracha. The house is defined by its neoclassical architecture with white and mustard walls and rich patterned tiles and teak floors. Its first floor now houses the Blue Elephant restaurant, a Michelin Plate award winner and a longtime mainstay of Thailand’s culinary industry.

Guests will be immersed in a quintessentially Phuketian experience, including:

-A personalized welcome at check-in by Thai superstar Patricia ‘Good’ Tanchanok, who will share her favorite hidden gems in Phuket and tips for exploring the island.
-Exclusive access to a two-bedroom suite on the sprawling second floor of the mansion, featuring a private reception room and lounge.
-A “Songkran” multi-course bespoke tasting menu, prepared and hosted by Master Chef Nooror Somany Steppe.
-A scuba diving and snorkeling adventure around the sparkling reefs and islands that dot the Andaman Sea.
-A gibbon rehabilitation social impact experience in Phuket’s last rainforest, Khao Pra Taew Wildlife Sanctuary.

Those interested can visit Airbnb on April 4 at 9 p.m. ET to book a two-night stay from April 15-17 for just $50 USD.

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