Nestled in the heart of a lush tropical landscape, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort emerges as a true haven, boasting over 30,000 trees and five lakes across its sprawling 19-hectare grounds. As I delved into the sanctuary of this exquisite retreat, I discovered that it seamlessly combines the wonders of nature with renowned Thai hospitality and intuitive service. The resort stands as a tribute to the finest accommodations Khao Yai has to offer, with its unique design inspired by the historical significance of the area as a gateway for rail transportation to northeastern Thailand during the reign of King Rama V.
The Unforgettable Room Types
Designed by the acclaimed architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, the resort’s unique charm lies in its incorporation of the undeniable romance of train travel, with each accommodation offering panoramic views of the breathtaking Khao Yai scenery. Bensley’s vision comes to life through the upcycled train carriages transformed into luxurious suites and villas, transporting guests to the glamorous age of train travel. InterContinental Khao Yai Resort boasts 45 rooms and 19 repurposed heritage railcar suites and villas, each offering an experience like no other.
Whether you choose the King Classic Garden View (34 sqm) with its meticulously groomed gardens, the serene King Classic Lake View (34 sqm) invoking peace and rejuvenation, or the Two Bunk Beds Premium (40 sqm) ideal for families or groups, each room harmoniously blends comfort with elegance.
Delight in the spacious King Premium Terrace Lake View (71 sqm) rooms with vast terraces showcasing uninterrupted lake views, or the intimate King Premium Pool Lake View (42 sqm) offering the dual allure of a private pool and an endless lake horizon.
Families will love the luxurious Two Bunk Beds Premium Pool Lake View (48 sqm), combining private pool enjoyment with soothing lake views. Immerse yourself in grandeur with the King One Bedroom Lake View Suite (82 sqm), featuring generous living areas and encompassing lake scenes.
Reach the pinnacle of luxury with the King One Bedroom Lake View Pool Suite (90 sqm), boasting a private pool framed by magnificent lake vistas.
Drawing inspiration from historical railcars, the Heritage Railcar Suites and Pool Villas offer a unique marriage of history and contemporary comfort. These accommodations boast features such as private access, king-sized beds, elegant furnishings, and spacious living areas.
Indulge in the Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Suite (47 sqm), a unique blend of sophistication and comfort. Experience luxury defined with the vast interiors and stunning exterior views of the Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Villa (109 sqm), or dive into a luxurious stay with your own private pool sanctuary in the Heritage Railcar One Bedroom Pool Villa (116 sqm). The epitome of opulence, the Heritage Railcar Two Bedrooms Pool Villa (223 sqm) features two bedrooms, a private pool, and unrivaled vistas, offering an emblem of opulence.
A Gastronomic Odyssey
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort takes pride in offering a diverse range of culinary experiences that elevate dining to an art form. The culinary team, driven by passion, crafts innovative cuisine complemented by impeccable service in uniquely designed venues.
Somying’s Kitchen is the all-day dining restaurant that invites guests to indulge in casual indoor and outdoor dining. From an expansive Asian and international breakfast to exciting lunch selections featuring locally sourced sustainable meats cooked on an applewood charcoal grill, the culinary journey continues into the evening with a sophisticated transformation of ambience.
Offering homage to the opulence of classic French dining, Poirot resonates with the grandeur of first-class train travel. Their thoughtfully curated menu prioritizes authentic, fresh ingredients, presenting the delicate intricacies of taste and texture that capture the essence of culinary artistry.
Step into the enchanting Papillon Bar, nestled within a meticulously transformed train. This unique space is dedicated to French-inspired mixology. Revel in the artistry of their signature cocktails and carefully selected whiskies, where each sip is a testament to their commitment to quality ingredients, seamlessly blending simplicity with rich and vibrant flavors.
Situated adjacent to Somying’s Kitchen, Terminus Bar overlooks the resort’s pool, offering a contemporary space for guests to cool down after a day of exploration. With an extensive list of cocktails and refreshing options, this poolside retreat provides a perfect backdrop for casual dining throughout the day, and the go-to spot for evening cocktails as the sun sets.
Tea Carriage, an upcycled railcar perched on the edge of the resort’s Swan Lake, offers an old-world grace and charm reminiscent of the early 1900s. This venue provides a daytime refreshment and traditional afternoon tea experience, complete with InterContinental Khao Yai Resort’s signature high tea offerings and Champagne & Rosé pairings.
Craft lasting memories with an extraordinary Lakeside Picnic along the shores of the resort’s serene lake. The culinary artisans at InterContinental Khao Yai will create a bespoke picnic basket for two tailored meticulously to your preferences. Enjoy sipping on a selected wine while taking in the sight of swans gracefully gliding across the lake and squirrels spiritedly playing in the trees. It’s moments of pure bliss, surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors and the flavors of a personalized picnic experience.
The Waterfalls Edge is a multi-purpose event venue offering stunning settings on both sides, with one side overlooking the resort’s Swan Lake and the other side featuring the exotic Waterfall. Whether converted into a wedding chapel or an elegant private dinner venue, this space is designed to create everlasting impressions.
Wedding Venues to Remember
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort goes beyond providing exceptional accommodations and dining experiences—it offers an ideal venue for unforgettable weddings and events. The resort’s dedicated event planner assists in tailoring special occasions, from waterfront wedding ceremonies to intimate receptions in the courtyard.
Set in the resort’s botanical garden with a touch of warm sunlight, The Swan Lake Meadow provides a perfect outdoor ceremony space overlooking glittering waters. With a maximum capacity of 120 guests, it offers a unique destination for pre-wedding shoots, special events, product launches, and celebrations.
Conveniently located adjacent to Somying’s Kitchen Terrace, the Chanchala Meeting Room is meticulously designed to elevate your corporate gatherings. Boasting a generous 50 sqm of space, it comfortably accommodates up to 30 attendees in a theatre-style arrangement, making it perfect for boardroom meetings with a capacity of 20-25 guests.
Wellness and Recreation
In addition to its lavish accommodations and culinary delights, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort offers a range of wellness and recreational facilities.
Back On Track Spa: Step into a private sanctuary where emotions are nourished, and sensations are saluted. The spa, set inside an upcycled heritage railcar, features four luxurious treatment suites. Using Siam Botanicals natural skincare products, the spa provides a tranquil retreat where highly trained therapists deliver services of excellence.
Fitness Center: Overlooking Swan Lake, the resort’s state-of-the-art gym offers a wide variety of fitness and wellness activities, including sunrise yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. Outdoor jogging trails and biking tracks with maps are also available for in-residence guests, with a range of bicycles for rent.
Outdoor Pool: Just steps away from Somying’s Kitchen, the resort’s main pool overlooks the largest lake nestled in the Botanical Garden. Surrounded by the serenity of Khao Yai’s nature, the pool provides an ideal spot for all-day self-indulgence or a rendezvous with friends and loved ones.
Planet Trekkers: Not forgetting the little ones, Planet Trekkers lets children under 12 dive into a world of fun and education, as you savor moments of tranquility. Private babysitting services are also available for an additional fee.
Recognizing that family extends to your furry companions too, enjoy your getaway with cats and dogs weighing up to 14 kg. The resort’s King Classic Garden View rooms are specifically designed with your pet in mind. Features include plush pet beds and a curated selection of premium amenities tailored to their needs. At InterContinental Khao Yai, your cherished memories can include the joyful wag or comforting purr of your beloved companions. Pets do need to be on a leash, and for hygiene and the comfort of all guests, pets are restricted from accessing the spa, gym, Poirot,Papillon. and pool areas.
Gateway to Khao Yai National Park:
InterContinental Khao Yai Resort is strategically located on the boundary of Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Only a two-hour drive from Bangkok metropolitan, the resort offers an ideal escape for those who appreciate nature, wildlife, diverse flora and fauna, forested mountain views, cooler weather, and fresher air. Guests can explore a range of adventure holiday experiences in Khao Yai, uncover local hidden gems, and enjoy world-class golfing at Thailand’s championship golf courses.
Ultimately, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort offers an enchanting escape into the lap of luxury, surrounded by the natural beauty of Khao Yai. From the intricately designed accommodations to the diverse culinary experiences, wellness offerings, complimentary activities, and captivating wedding venues, the resort seamlessly blends opulence with nature, promising an unforgettable journey for every guest. Whether you seek relaxation, adventure, or a romantic getaway, this resort stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of luxury and nature.
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