This is one train you don’t want to miss.

There is no argument that Khao Yai is both literally and metaphorically getting ‘cooler’, and now it's now cooler than ever, because InterContinental Khao Yai has officially opened the doors of their magnificent 122 Rai (49 acre) property to the world to enjoy.

“Staying connected to nature” might be used loosely nowadays but staying connected with nature is the one thing that InterContinental Khao Yai Resort does very well. The hotel makes a connection between nature and guests through the ‘vehicle’ of a train journey with a dash of glam by Bill Bensley, paying meticulous attention to detail as only Bill Bensley can.

It’s Not a Theme - It’s a Journey

Khao Yai is known for theme hotels, but the InterContinental Khao Yai Resort isn’t built to be just another one of those gimmicky hotels. Instead, the hotel uses genuine trains and actual vintage and reconstructed authentic railway paraphernalia as a vehicle to deliver this unique experience.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you arrive at the lobby that is designed as a train station, and then as you meander to your room, you realize that your room too stays in character and is designed as a spacious long-haul passenger train cabin. The experience gives you the opportunity to explore the feeling of what it’s like to take a journey on a luxury train through nature except - the only difference is you won’t get motion sickness.

Once you step outside of your room, you’re in the thick of nature. A walk around any one of two lakes will take you on a botanical journey to see some of the most amazing flora and fauna that you will ever get to see in the Kingdom. Intercontinental Khao Yai Resort sits on over a hundred Rai (over 49 acres) of land and has been meticulously planned and grown over the past 15 years. With rare trees and fauna,  this walk is quite an experience itself. You will see swans - a lot of them, black, white and black-white.  The Koi fish in the lake are an attraction especially at feeding time, and if you’re lucky, you may spot some rare birds too in the canopy above.  

Apart from the external factors, there is one subtle factor that is helping to drive the success of the Intercontinental Khao Yai’s opening; that is, the resort is designed by the globally renowned and well-loved designer Bill Bensley whose touch makes staying at this resort such a whimsical experience.  

It’s not if we fail to mention what we hold close to our heart - service. Not only do the staff do their job in delivering outstanding service. but they are also knowledgeable about the entire property. Whether it was a question about opening times, menu items, tree or animal species or suggestions of what to do nearby,  there was never a question asked that we didn’t get a good answer to.

The InterContinental Khao Yai Resort is the ultimate spot if you want to seclude yourself in nature for a while. Whether you’re alone, with that ‘special someone’, or with the entire family, from the spa, the state-of-the-art gym, nature walks, spectacular kids’ club (in a train) or the dinner train, there is something for everyone.

They’ve opened their doors right in time for winter, and there is no doubt that the InterContinental Khao Yai will be taking a top ranking position amongst its Khao Yai competitor properties.  Be sure to jump on a booking platform and book a room before it’s too late. This is one train you don’t want to miss.