Chang Mai is full of temples, ancient porticoes, mystic forests and beautiful woodwork. This gives an enchanted feel to the streets, canals and gardens that is uniquely Thai. Being the fifth largest city in the country there are many lodging options to choose from, but in particular these five hotels can give one the special indulgence the location exhibits.
This hotel is an iconic mountain palace where you might forget your’e a traveler and start believing you are local royalty. It sits on a sixty acre property overlooking paddies, mountain forests, calming pools and ornate furnishings. There is a dedicated fitness center, jogging paths, and an otherworldly spa of pampering and elegance. Dining options include fine French cuisine, local Thai specialties and a host of bar and café options too. The suites and villas are breathtaking while the services and surroundings continue to amaze.
Four Seasons Chang Mai
The Four Seasons jumps right into the charming diversity and ethereal beauty of the mountain region by its lovely setting. It is an elegant campus that could almost be defined as modern Thai. Buildings, pavilions, villas and residences have the traditional Thai flair for style but are constructed of chic and trendy materials. There is a signature Thai cooking school on site for those looking to learn and relax. Golf, tennis, fitness, spa and leisure activities are never more than a few steps away. The views are those of a real earthly paradise with unparalleled exchanges of service.
The scenic Mae Ping River is the lifeblood of Chang Mai and along its banks sits the gorgeous and unique property of the Chedi. It is an eclectic place, fraught with converging architectural trends such as Japanese and contemporary Thai. The riverside pool, the Thai/Indian/Western restaurant that used to be a British consulate and the minimalist spa and fitness facility all provide memorable places in which to lounge around on the perfect holiday. The on-site anything is possible team will whisk you away to elephant rides, cooking classes or exploring the countryside at your request.
Shangri-La Chang Mai
It needs no introduction as a brand. The hotel boasts over 260 rooms, 18 suites and a fully indulgent lounge. It is well located near the city’s grand Bazzar and close to the airport as well. There are café’s, restaurants, lounges and a pool bar for delightful fare. Yoga, tennis and swimming all compliment the extensive CHI spa which offers elaborate Thai treatments of relaxation.
137 Pillars House
Get your finger on the Chang Mai pulse with an exploration of this relatively newcomer on the boutique hotel scene. Fast collecting awards the 137 Pillars House is a spot for wellness, relaxation and uncommon modern luxury. Deceptively laid back from the outside, you will find that service and satisfaction are anything but. A stay here is to experience an historic property which has been carefully restored. There are only four suites available. Exceptional amenities included are private airport transfers, welcome basket of fruits, personal butlers and a variety of professional concierge and family services.