HotelsHot on the heels of Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok’s 1 July launch is InterContinental Khao Yai’s opening in August.

When one door opens for IHG in Bangkok, another opens too in Khao Yai

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The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort is opening in August surrounded by 40 hectares of unspoilt nature.
The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort is opening in August surrounded by 40 hectares of unspoilt nature. Photo Credit: IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts has threw open the doors of its first Vignette Collection hotel in Asia, the Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok, and now looks to further expanding its portfolio in Thailand with the upcoming InterContinental Khao Yai.

Live the Bangkok story at Sindhorn Midtown

There are four different room types in Sindhorn Midtown — the standard room, one-bedroom suite, studio suite and one-bedroom apartment.
There are four different room types in Sindhorn Midtown — the standard room, one-bedroom suite, studio suite and one-bedroom apartment.

Hotels under IHG’s Vignette Collection are each uniquely designed to tell the story of the destination the property is based in. As the very first Vignette Collection property in Asia, Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok infuses elements of the city into the guest experience, from the tram track décor in the lobby inspired by the historical Bangkok Tram to complimentary Lao Khao shots being served daily.

Sindhorn Midtown is located in Langsuan, offering convenient access to Sukhumvit and Silom. It is also situated a five-minute walk away from Chit Lom and Ratchadamri BTS SkyTrain Stations.

Its 393 rooms, ranging from 33sqm to 50sqm, all come furnished with modern comforts such as Karl Lagerfeld’s toiletries and Fritz Hansen’s Drop chairs. Hotel amenities include a fitness centre and a pool on the 18th floor that both offer panoramic city views.

There are three F&B options housed within the hotel — The Black Cat, a Thai liquor bar with live music; Bangkok’78, a retro-designed restaurant inspired by Thailand’s golden age, serving up iconic Thai dishes; and Sip & Co, a place for coffee and tea influenced by the burgeoning café culture in the district the hotel is based in.

For a sweet, refreshing treat, a red phone on the second floor of the hotel serves as an Emergency Popsicle Line for children to dial between 6am to 6pm for locally flavoured popsicles.

Throwback to the golden age of rail travel at InterContinental Khao Yai Resort

Rooms, suites and villas are created from upcycled train carriages.
Rooms, suites and villas are created from upcycled train carriages.

The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, opening on 22 August, pays homage to the era of King Rama V’s reign when the surrounding area was a gateway for rail transportation to North-East Thailand. The 64-key sanctuary features 45 rooms, and 19 suites and villas, housed within repurposed heritage train cars.

“There’s something truly magical about InterContinental Khao Yai Resort,” said James Sutcliffe, the hotel's general manager. “The opportunity to explore the revered Khao Yai National Park, combines with the elegance and service sophistication synonymous with the InterContinental legacy to create an unrivalled luxury stay.”

Khao Yai Resort is perched on the edge of the UNESCO listed Khao Yai National Park, surrounded by 50,000 trees with views of seven lakes on a 40-hectare site.

The hotel focuses on experiential dining, offering four dining concepts. There’s Somying Kitchen, a farm-to-table concept, and Tea House where guests can enjoy high tea in a traditional and elegant setting. Poirot Brasserie serves up French dishes, while Papillon Bar offers classic French cocktails and a selection of Champagne, fine wines and whiskeys.

For those in search of a wellness retreat, the resort houses a spa that utilises 100% natural, organic skincare products, and offers guided wellness journeys with in-house ‘healer’ who will host a series of masterclasses.

For more active guests, a Cross-Fit-inspired fitness centre and in-residence fitness instructor are available at the resort. To ensure guests can make use of the array of surrounding cycling and hiking trails, InterContinental Khao Yai Resort offers trail maps for guests, whilst a selection of bicycles is available to rent.

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