U Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement
with KTC Media to manage a brand new residence in the Nakhon Ratchasima
province of Thailand - the Mountain Lodge Khao Yai.
The 6 room
residence which can accompany groups of up to 14 guests is located
atop a mountain overlooking a vast area of forest from both private
balconies and public areas.
The Mountain Lodge Khao Yai is
location for executive teambuilding and small corporate group outings or
social gatherings. A glass door living room and dining room areas can be
converted to a board room for meeting purposes.
Other facilities include
a large infinity swimming pool with sun loungers, open kitchen so guests
can see the culinary activities and a fitness center to help keep guest fit.
The service concept will be all
inclusive with breakfast, lunch, barbecue dinner, soft drinks, beer and
resident butlers to take care of all the details as well as concierge to
help guests with other activities you wish to enjoy in Khao Yai.
Mountain Lodge will become a facility of the previously announced 78
room U Khao Yai which is scheduled to open in late 2010. Mountain
Lodge Khao Yai will be open for bookings from June 1, 2009.
Khao Yai is the home
of The Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, one of the seven natural
sites on UNESCOís World Heritage adjacent to Khao Yai National Park,
Thailandís first national park which lies largely in Nakhon Ratchasima
Province, but also includes parts of Saraburi, Prachinburi and Nakhon
The forest complex spans 230 km between Ta Phraya
National Park on the Cambodian border in the east, and Khao Yai National
Park in the west.
It is a rugged mountainous area ranging between 100 m
to 1,351 m high with about 7,500 of its 615,500 hectares above 1,000 m.
The site is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 320 species of
birds and 67 species of mammals, including Asiatic black bears, Asian
elephants, gaur, tigers, gibbons, Indian sambar deer, Indian muntjac,
dholes, and wild pigs.
Apart from natural
attractions there are other activities that visitors can do while in Khao Yai include rafting, golfing, trekking and horse riding. Khao Yai
is also a wine region and there are some famous wineries and vineyards
where you can taste good local produced wine.
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