Monday, August 12, 2013


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The Kee Resort & Spa is Phuket's most wonderful hotel and named after Kee Hua Chee?
From RM 390 to RM 1,100 per night inclusive breakfast 


In addition, the logo of The Kee Resort is a thumbprint which is unique to every human and Kee's thumbprint of course is even more one of a kind!

Some guests checking in even asked if I was around so they could say hello and congratulate me on a spectacular job in creating such a masterpiece! The more practical and proletariat even asked for discounts as they claim to be my bosom buddies!

Much as I love having such a stunning resort named after me since I am world famous and admired even (and especially some might say) by aliens residing on other planets, I must admit The Kee Resort is named after its owner who was not even a Kee but a Gee! Oh gee!

Read on!

Legend of The Kee
An endearing success story from humble beginnings

The KEE Resort & Spa was named after the owner of the land where the resort now stands. Descended from the Tan clan in Bae Yong, China, Ama "Siu Gee" was the first daughter of Hokkien emigrants to Thailand Mr. Tan Lai Tee and Mrs. Oun Ar Liab.

Born on the 14th of February, 1937, Ama Siu Gee – formally known as Mrs Jumroonsri Somnam – was raised as a humble Buddhist. She passed away at age 74 on the 22nd of June, 2010, while The KEE Resort & Spa was still under construction.
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Serenity by the sea
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Enjoying life at The Kee!
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The glasses at The Kee are bent! How,er, appropriate

Ama Siu Gee was a star student in her early years, achieving outstanding grades, but her life was one of hardship from a very young age. Her education cut short when she was just nine years old.
As the eldest of 13 siblings, Ama Siu Gee gracefully sacraficed her own promising education in order to earn money so she could support her younger brothers and sisters through schooling, each of whom went on to complete higher education.

Ama Siu Gee worked hard day and night for many years, selling fresh fish and pork until she had saved enough money to buy some land, including the prosperous plot where the KEE Resort & Spa now stands.

As a teenager, another of Ama Siu Gee's assets was her natural beauty, which won her second place in a Miss Songkran beauty pagaent. Thereafter she became a prominent member of the community, and later married the love of her life, 'Akong Saweg'.

The pair were an admirable couple, who raised four exceptional children. Ama Siu Gee was especially admired and respected by family members for her easy-going nature and self confidence – and for her willingness to sacrafice her own pleasures for the sake of others, while she strived to save for the future, penny by penny.

Despite her thrifty nature, Ama Siu Gee was well known in the community for her generosity. She sponsored many social events in her lifetime and was once awarded "Mother of the Year".

Understanding the importance of good education, Ama Siu Gee supported all of her grandchildren's schooling. In return, she expected each of them to do their very best and gain as much knowledge as they could, enabling them to manage the family business and make a contribution to its continued success.

Ama Siu Gee was inspired to enter the hospitality industry and build a locally-owned resort in Patong as Phuket continued to grow into an international destination filling up with foreign-owned properties.
Thus, The KEE Resort & Spa was born, the resort's name adapted from "Gee" to "KEE" for easier pronunciaton.

The fingerprint logo of the KEE Resort & Spa is actually the right thumbprint of the late Ama Siu Gee, the same as her 'signature' on the land ownership documents for the 11 rai (17,600sqm) on which resort was built.

Ama Siu Gee's thumbprint also serves as a fond reminder to her descendants of the roots of their present day legacy, and how her generosity, patience and persistence paved the way for them into a fortunate future.

Trendy & Friendly Thai Hospitality With a Personal Touch at The KEE Resort & Spa

Awarded a Certificate of Excellence in 2012 & 2013 from global travel guru TripAdvisor the KEE Resort & Spa in Patong is a trendy new hotel with a modern Sino-Portuguese theme near Patong Beach on the west coast of Phuket in southern Thailand.

Independently owned and operated by local developers, the opening of the KEE Resort and KEE Plaza in 2010 gave the Patong Beach front area a face lift with the KEE Resort's 244 trendy rooms designed with a contemporary twist on Phuket's Sino culture.

As well as the Sino-styled KEE Spa, which offers exquisite massage and beauty treatments with  specially blended traditional Thai herbal ingredients as well as sophisticated skin care, the KEE Resort complex includes the boutique shopping arcade the KEE Plaza and is the only hotel in Patong to connect Soi Bangla and the beach road with the Soi Sea Dragon covered walking street lined with bars and other night entertainment venues.

The KEE Resort's modern guest rooms, including sea-view, pool-view and honeymoon suites with spa baths on the balconies overlooking Patong Beach, have been hailed as especially unique by travel connoisseurs, from European and Australian holiday makers to global executives on the move.

The stylish setting of the KEE Resort has also made it a popular filming and photo shoot location with celebrities such as Miss Czech 2012 contestants posing for their pin-up photos in the guest rooms and around the pool.

Dining options are abound at the KEE Resort with tastes from around the world served in a variety of unique and spectacular settings

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at the KEE Kitchen (open 6:30am–10:30pm) has a traditional Italian twist on the creative cuisine prepared by our five-star chefs in the open kitchen

At night, the rooftop KEE Sky Lounge on the 7th floor (open 5.30 pm – midnight) is a great way to enjoy fine dining, cocktails and wines from around the world with a spectacular sunset view across Patong Bay.

Sino Lounge (open 8am–11pm) is a special Thai corner offering coffees and teas from around the world accompanied by cakes, pastries and if you want to keep cool during the day, then the Kee Pool Bar (open 9am–8pm) has a swim-up bar serving cocktails and light snacks.

KEE Drinks (open 9am-7pm) is a healthy option and sports bar venue serving light snacks, alcoholic/ non-alcoholic drinks.

For more information about the KEE Resort visit

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