As the worldwide colonization by the W chain goes, this one takes the biscuit. The W Retreat on the island of Samui is something spectacular. And its gay creds match up as the hotel is host to the G-Circuit Songkran party; self-billed as “wet, wild and wow”, Thailand’s biggest gay music and dance festival.

And if you love your stay, the W has some residences for sale too; just saying.

www.starwoodhotels.com/kohsamui