One of the finest natural locations on offer in central Thailand, Khao Yai National Park is set to welcome the arrival of a new resort, following an agreement signed between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Elysian Hotel Management.
Slated to open later this year, the InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort will form part of a wider mixed-use development project by Swan Lake. The team behind the project are billing it as a “destination retreat”.
The resort’s design team have been tasked with creating harmony between the site and its natural surroundings; with stunning views over seven man-made lakes, mountain views, and over 50,000 trees, guests will be able to enjoy the benefits of fresh air, wildlife and natural scenery. Designed by award-winning architect and interior designer Bill Bensley, InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort takes its inspiration from the region’s rail transportation network, made famous during the reign of King Rama V.
Covering an area of 40 hectares, the resort will initially feature 45 luxury rooms – a total that will be expanded to 61 the following year. The initial opening will present a Club Lounge and Resort Centre, pool and gym; and the second phase of development will include a spa, kids’ club and wedding chapel. In addition, 16 extra rooms will be provided, comprising 16 converted railway carriages, measuring 80 square metres and repurposed as luxury accommodation.
IHG currently owns and operates a total of 29 hotels in Thailand, across six iconic brands. The group has also confirmed plans to double its existing portfolio within the next three to five years.
Khao Yai National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, conveniently located within three hours’ drive from Bangkok. In addition to some excellent trekking and wildlife attractions, the park also offers a range of world-class golf courses.