Holiday Issue 2019

45 Mar19303 PANTONE 7568 C PANTONE 871 C (Gold) PANTONE 425 C Be Sure toVisit this Outstanding Spanish Revival in the Heart of Thailand Thailand has many outstanding establishments, but few find their inspiration in archetypal Spanish revival. In this, Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai firmly distinguishes itself from their many peers, delighting with its airy, modern take on Mediterranean living. As a result, the hotel was deservedly named ‘Most Unique Spanish-Style Boutique Hotel in Thailand’ in LUXlife’s ongoing Global Luxury Hotel & Spa Awards. Following this win, we spoke with Umpaporn Trakoontripop, General Manager of Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai, to find out more about the hotel’s unique appeal. Even among the country’s many luxurious options, there’s something special about Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai, something that sets it apart. Then again, Thailand has, as a whole, started to differentiate itself from its geographic neighbours, thriving on the back of a booming tourist industry. There’s just something about Thailand that attracts people from all over the world – whether it be the mouth-watering cuisine, or the deep cultural and historical ties that the population has with their motherland. It’s both old-world and cutting edge. Down to earth, yet undoubtedly luxurious. For Umpaporn, Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai’s appeal is clear to see. “We are a four-star boutique hotel situated in the mountains away from the busier urban environments. With over 100 rooms, and three restaurants and bars, Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai is sure to be able to accommodate every guest need. On top of that, we are also only 5km away from a number of major sightseeing areas.” Specifically, the hotel is close by to a number of shrines and Buddhist temples, offering an unbeatable opportunity to experience Thailand’s rich culture. But, it is Le Monte Hotel Khao Yai’s dedication to excellence that truly impresses. “We seek to improve our services continuously from guest contact, reviews and social media. The hotel staff is meets and trains on a daily basis, with guest comments passed through to the employees to recognise good work and address areas that could be improved.” In much the same vein, Le Monte doesn’t follow the latest industry trends: “We follow our own path.” This is a hotel that fundamentally understands its strengths and knows why their guests keep coming back. This quality can be found in every corner and room of the hotel. From the elegant sophistication of the pool, to the clean, modern lines of the interiors. This is a hotel that wants to impress and impress it does. Name: Umpaporn Trakoontripop, General Manager Address: 882 Moo 5 Musee Thanarat RD., Pakchong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand 30130 Website: Telephone: +66 44 077 770-5 / +66 8981 34865