Accor has opened the first internationally branded hotel in Khao Yai, Thailand.

The Tuscany-inspired 112-room Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai is located less than a three-hour drive from Bangkok on the fringes of the Khao Yai National Park.

The resort features 62 guestrooms, ranging from a 45 square metre Deluxe Room to the grand three-bedroom Penthouse as well as 50 villas, many with garden and pool views. There is also a palatial five-bedroom pool villa for those looking for the ultimate escape.

The Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai offers guests the choice of a variety of F&B outlets, different event space, an extensive spa, swimming pool and an 18-hole golf course with preferential rates for in-house guests.

Children are kept entertained at the My Ozone Animal Club, where they have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals including ponies, horses, chickens, rabbits, sheep and goats.

Khao Yai has long been known as a countryside getaway just a short drive from Bangkok. In addition to the lush Khao Yai National Park – the country’s oldest, and part of the UNESCO World Heritage-protected forest complex – the area is home to many points of interest, including Chokchai Farm, Jim Thompson Farm, GranMonte Vineyard and Winery, PB Valley Khao Yai Winery, and Heaw Narok Waterfall.