After many delays, the Intercontinental Khao Yai resort is set to open its doors to guests on Aug 22. Inspired by the golden era of train travel, the resort includes 45 rooms plus 19 suites and villas with its own heritage train cars.
There are three restaurants on offer, too. Somying Kitchen, a farm-to-table restaurant; Tea House, offering high tea; and a French-inspired Poirot Brasserie. There’s one bar on the property, Papillon Bar, set in a train carriage serving classic French cuisine and cocktails and a high-end wine and whiskey list.
The resort was designed by Bill Bensley, an American landscape architect who has designed over 200 hospitality projects in 50 countries. His eccentric style is known for being youthful and energetic and he sculpts an original design into the natural surroundings. 

Room rates at B7,000 per night for a King Classic (one bedroom), and go up to B14,800 for a one-bedroom lake view pool suite. Guests can start booking now via this link. Book 3 nights’ stay and get a 60-min massage for two.