Minor Hotels Announces Layan Life by Anantara, Uplifting Phuket as a Global Medical Wellness Hub

Minor Hotels announces Layan Life by Anantara, a world-class medical wellness concept within the grounds of Anantara Layan Phuket Resort that is set to uplift Phuket’s reputation as an international destination for medical wellness.

The new purpose-built facility, set across 1,767 square metres, is scheduled to open in Q3 this year and will offer a blend of modern medical technologies and ‘Rajasamnak’ (royal style) Thai healing traditions.

Drawing on more than two decades of pioneering wellness expertise from Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Layan Life by Anantara is grounded in the four elements at the core of Thai Traditional Medicine (TTM): earth, water, wind, and fire.

Its range of three- to 10-day programmes, each created by specialist medical doctors and Thai medicinal experts, infuses this ancient wisdom with advanced medical assessments and diagnostics, tailored wellness nutrition and guided fitness. The result is a highly bespoke, full-circle approach to holistic wellbeing that spans a variety of goals such as weight management, de-stress, fitness and anti-ageing.

Designed using biophilic architectural principles that blend with nature, Layan Life by Anantara connects to its tropical surroundings through neutral tones, airy spaces and an abundance of natural light.

Split across two storeys, the lower level includes a 220sqm gym, 60sqm yoga studio, 35sqm Pilates studio, meditation rooms, and a hydrotherapy area with vitality pools, saunas, and steam room. The upper floor houses medical and holistic facilities, rooms for consultations, physiotherapy, TTM, aesthetic treatments, IV procedures and medical treatments such as an Icepod, hyperbaric chamber, and hydro colonic therapies. There is also a Thai herbal dispensary where personalised remedies are prescribed.

Outside, the Active Zone spans tennis courts, a Muay Thai ring, climbing wall, outdoor fitness area with water sports, and a selection of immersive cultural excursions.

Sandie Johannessen, Minor Hotels, Group Director of Spa and Wellness – Asia commented, “Layan Life represents a significant milestone in our commitment to wellness. With Layan Life by Anantara, we are redefining wellness retreats by combining cutting-edge technologies with the timeless wisdom of ancient Thai traditions in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.”

Vice President of Operations for Minor Hotels Southern Thailand, Frederic Varnier, added: ” Phuket is rapidly emerging as one of the world’s premier destinations for medical wellness, and the launch of Layan Life by Anantara takes this to another level with a personalised and immersive journey that not only focuses on physical wellness but also nurtures the mind and soul.”