InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has inked a management agreement with Elysian Hotel Management Company Limited for a unique new property near Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand.
Set to open in 2020, InterContinental Khao Yai Swan Lake Resort will be an integral part of the Swan Lake mixed-use project, which is being positioned as a ‘destination retreat’. The resort creates a genuine sense of connection to nature with stunning views over seven manmade lakes, mountain views and over 50,000 trees in the 100-acre site.
Guests to the 61-key resort can enjoy a club lounge, a pool and a gym. In early 2021, facilities will be expanded to include a train-inspired spa, as well as a kids’ club and a wedding chapel.
Opening with 45 luxury rooms, unique train-car suites will also be added as its premium accommodation in 2021. These 16 luxurious, 80m2 suites will be repurposed from heritage train cars to recreate the romantic history of luxury rail travel in the heart of the national park.
Vice president, development – South East Asia and Korea, Serena Lim spoke on the project: “The signing represents the strong growth momentum of the InterContinental brand in Thailand and Southeast Asia. With our strong brand positioning and presence in Thailand, we are excited to unveil the extraordinary experience with this unique luxurious property. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Khao Yai National Park, is perfectly positioned for our guests to soak in nature and enjoy the wildlife, providing rich and memorable guest experiences.”
Managing director, Elysian Hotel Management Co., Rena Udomkunnatum further noted: “We are delighted to find a partner in InterContinental Hotels Group that shares our vision of bringing a world-class mountain resort destination to this historic and scenic area. Khao Yai is a longtime favourite getaway for local nature lovers and being part of the InterContinental Hotels Group portfolio and loyalty programme will pave the way for more international visitors to experience the delights of this stunning location.”
IHG currently has 29 hotels in Thailand across six brands, with plans to double our portfolio in the next three to five years.