By THE NATION
The marble buildings with spires hide within the meadow. The play of space and terrain creates a strange view as if the hill is set inside a land of imagination. Labaris is divided into five chapters, as if one is flipping through a fairytale book. Each chapter comes with its own concept that is reflected in its building and garden. The architecture and landscape mix elements of Western and local descent that contradict yet fit together perfectly.
Set amidst beautiful garden and flowerbeds is Chapter 1, home to the Rabbit Cafe, a cute coffee shop. Warmth seeps in through natural light from big windows that go together with white interior and simple furniture made out of wood. A cup of special coffee with Thai coffee beans makes up the musttry House Blend Coffee that goes perfectly well with fresh bakery items.
Chapter 2 sits on the large lawn and serves as the lobby. A guide will lead guests through a maze to their rooms within two castles; Starry Castle and Midnight Castle. There are 60 rooms in total, divided into three types including Duplex, Grand Deluxe, and Deluxe. Each room is equipped with unlimited free wifi, free mini bar, a refrigerator, a large smart TV with cable channels. Guests can have a drink and enjoy the scenery at Roof Top Bar or Diren’s Deck, both of which are scheduled to open in October.
Chapter 3 is a mysterious place that houses the Laughing Stone Garden. It leads to the infinite Forest Mirror garden that will take guests to 10 Pool Villas. Each villa comes with a private pool and big living room, making it a perfect fit for couples and families.
Labaris Restaurant is in Chapter 4 and serves Thai, Western and fusion foods with high-quality ingredients sourced from all over the world. The special Western menus include Grilled Lamb Rack and Grilled Australian Angus Rib Eye while Thai traditional dishes such as ranjuan curry and mussaman lamb curry are also presented. Its bar also offers wines from around the world and signature cocktails. Nearby, there is a space for conference and event at Labaris Town Hall, a large ballroom that fits 120 guests. The room comes equipped and can be adjusted to suit different purposes. An outdoor area surrounded by lawn is also another venue that can house an intimate concert and romantic wedding in the garden.
Chapter 5 is the Meander Wanderer, a garden space with a pool called the Creek designed in the style of Loop Pool. There are both pool for adults (Nomadic Creek) and kids (Cub’s Creek) filled with fun rides. It’s a space for fun and learning for young explorers. The playground is made from special material that minimises injury from falling and slipping.
The hotel is on Thanarat Road, at KM 16 in Khao Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima.
Call (063) 1900 1900 or visit www.HotelLabaris.com.