Sala Boutique Hotel

Sala Boutique Hotel

SALA Hospitality Group, Thailand’s prominent design-led hospitality company, has unveiled the latest addition to its very first sala boutique hotel, sala khaoyai.


Having opened its exclusive private pool villa additions in October 2021, sala khaoyai is a nature-inspired retreat, perched dramatically on a scenic hilltop with panoramic views of Khao Yai national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This secluded sanctuary, surrounded by lush mountainous landscapes will continue to lure guests to escape the hassle of the city, unwind close to nature and appreciate the serenity of peace and tranquility with family and friends in the privacy of their own spaces.


As a year-round getaway destination less than three hours’ drive from Bangkok, Khao Yai boasts a range of recreational activities from theme parks, mountain trails for hiking and wildlife encounters to jungle-clad waterfalls; and vineyards offering Thailand’s award-winning labels. Travellers will enjoy the opportunity to explore the enchanting countryside and to uncover charming natural wonders this region has to offer and that are relatively yet to be discovered.


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The onsen hot tub is hidden within the pool villa’s lush foliage enclave.


SALA Hospitality Group has again collaborated with Arisara Chaktranon and Siriyot Chaiamnuay from Bangkok-based design studio Onion for this newest expansion, following previous successful partnerships with sala khaoyai’s debut in 2009; and the opening of Sala Samui Chaweng Beach Resort in 2018, sala ayutthaya in 2014 and sala rattanakosin in 2013.


Embracing the destination’s natural beauty and breathtakingly seclusive setting, sala khaoyai is a contemporary and stylish boutique hideaway that allows for total privacy in the midst of Mother Nature. This exquisite hotel now offers twelve intimate and private deluxe rooms and pool villas, which include the addition of four new pool villas with onsen hot tubs and the spectacular sala signature – villa one – three bedroom pool villa suite under the expansion plan.


Reflecting a similar design throughout all the guest accommodation, the art-deco of the new pool villas captures a modern minimalist design concept seamlessly blending with the cutting-edge technology, such as high-end Marshall sound systems with smartphone connectivity, SMART TVs and Espresso machines in every villa. The awe-inspiring bathrooms feature separate bathtub and rain shower, with all pool villas including the exclusive signature suite perfectly situated on the northern tip of the resort, and face the rising sun. Additionally, guests will appreciate the resort’s unique and attractive contemporary design with the liberal use of natural wood and leather, modern facilities and amenities with a hint of a safari-style feeling.


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A seclusive sanctuary sala khaoyai exudes a sense of peace and tranquility.


Surrounded by cascading valleys of Khao Yai, two of the new sala pool villa onsen at 185-sqm each, offer the ultimate in private spaces. A stunning in-villa bathtub within the bedroom enclosed only by wide glass windows, look out into the natural greenery. The spacious bathroom is stylishly furnished with a tiled rain shower taking centre stage.


Offering consummate privacy for those seeking a nature-inspired experience, two of the new 214-sqm one bedroom pool villa onsen suites offer a separate fashionably concocted bedroom and living room. The inviting in-villa bathtub complements the expansive spa-inspired bathroom furnished with a double vanity area and a tiled dual rain shower.


Both the pool villa categories celebrate breathtaking rooftop viewing decks which offer sensorial experiences for intimate moments or private BBQ indulgence. The pool villas’ outdoor private swimming pools with a sala, embrace the essence of nature, and the added feature of the secluded outdoor onsen hot tub enhanced with a selection of handpicked Japanese bath salts, come with a daybed and is a hidden escape within the villas’ natural foliage enclave.


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The spa inspired in villa bath tub.


The stunning sala signature – villa one – three-bedroom pool villa is the epitome of luxury at sala khaoyai. Perched magnificently on the northern tip of the resort, the 1,192-sqm villa offers the ultimate hilltop retreat with endless sweeping views of Khao Yai’s natural beauty. Accommodating up to six people in three separate bedrooms, the villa is discerningly designed with a private BBQ site and extensive outdoor areas, including an infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool with a 360° view across the Khao Yai mountain range, making it ideal for family and friends to enjoy an immersive nature-inspired experience.


Another striking celebration to the resort’s new addition is the infinity-edge 36-metres swimming pool which promises guests an aesthetic experience. The pool emerges from the lush jungle clad mountain and links the pool water and the mountain horizon, creating a feeling of swimming amidst the clouds towards the direction of the sunset.


Guests to sala khaoyai will be greeted at the foothills of the resort at the new welcome and lobby area before embarking on a leisurely up-hill stroll to their accommodations. The lobby is a serene pavilion, ideal for reading, relaxing or simply resting after an adventure-filled day exploring the best of Khao Yai.


The charming sala hilltop restaurant is an attractive, scenic, open-air hilltop restaurant in the main resort area overlooking the infinity-edge guest swimming pool and captivating Khao Yai National Park. The restaurant and bar offer a variety of delectable international dishes, a diverse selection of traditional Thai favourites featuring ingredients from locally grown farmers accompanied by beers, creative cocktails and wines from around the world, including some of Khao Yai’s home-grown vintage. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with panoramic vistas.


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The one-bedroom pool villa onsen suite comes with uninterrupted views of the rolling hills.


Located in Nakorn Ratchasima (Korat) province and within a short drive from Bangkok, sala khaoyai is also a great destination for out-of-town events, private weddings, company outings and team-building getaways. The vast open-spaces and on-site dedicated areas can host a variety of gatherings of up to 20 or more, and the natural grounds are ideal for small weddings and memorable ceremonies. The entire resort can be reserved for unforgettable social or corporate occasions.


sala khaoyai is the perfect choice for visitors who are seeking a romantic getaway, or an adventurous escape to be one with nature. With plenty of scenic routes to explore, guests can enjoy a leisurely stroll around the resort’s walk paths or venture into the National Park within a short drive from the resort. Guests are free to enjoy the comforts of their private villas, relax with an in-villa spa and massage or plunge into any of the two luxurious swimming pools for a care-free experience.


Volkert Geertsen, Cluster General Manager for sala boutique leads the sala khaoyai resort and had been instrumental in the development of the new phase.


“With the awe-inspiring new inclusions such as the 36-metres infinity-edge swimming pool and the hidden surprise of each villa’s outdoor onsen hot tubs perched on mountain terraces, guests can now embrace the feeling of actually being close to nature. Guests will also appreciate the wonders of Khao Yai’s unspoilt countryside; and discover for themselves the uniqueness of this UNESCO heritage site. Only a short distance from Bangkok, this is a great escape for couples or groups, those who want to get away from the city and relax in total privacy and tranquillity.


“The best part of being at sala khaoyai is the ability to exercise, swim, hike, run, cycle, or do absolutely nothing but read your favourite book. We are ready to welcome guests to experience our new pool villas with the exclusive onsen experience complete with a selection of handpicked Japanese bath salts, as well as our luxurious signature three-bedroom pool villa. We are looking forward to offering our trademark sense of style and comfort, in the luxury of natural surrounds,” Geertsen commented.


Main image: The sala signature Villa One – The three-bedroom pool villa is perched on the northern tip of sala khaoyai.


Source: SALA Hospitality Group.

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