Chiang Mai Top Choice for Thailand Vacationers

Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a highly favoured destination among both leisure and business travellers. The area’s downtown region features a cozy, residential community atmosphere, while still offering exciting activities and attractions to visitors of all ages. Most landmarks and points of interest are within walking distance from many of Chiang Mai’s hotels, and the surrounding mountains and farmlands provide unparalleled photo opportunities to sightseers and tourists.

Chiang Mai is well known as a city of diversity and tradition, with a modern flair that makes it an appealing destination for all age groups. Whether one is looking for a romantic holiday, an adventure or simply a great location in which to shop and dine, it can be found in this beautiful and engaging city. Below are some of the top Chiang Mai boutique luxury hotels from which travellers can choose when searching for premier lodging.

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Akyra Manor Chiang Mai

The soon to be opened Akyra Manor Chiang Mai is a five-star luxury boutique hotel that is different from anything previously available in the city. This exclusive and intimate establishment features only suites, each of which are designed according to an innovative courtyard-within-a-room concept.

The hotel is located on one of the city’s most famous streets, Nimmanhaemin Soi 9–also fondly referred to by resident as Coffee Street. Nearby are galleries, shops, cafés and tourist attractions. The hotel has an ambiance of big-city sophistication, but still embraces traditional Thailand hospitality, which is evident with its friendly and courteous staff.

The Rise Bar is one of the hotels most outstanding features. Located on the roof of the hotel next to a swimming pool, it offers visitors a view of spectacular scenery, including the crumbling ancient city wall and other impressive landmarks. The Rise boasts a wide selection of fine wines and classic cocktails, and is almost certain to make sunset cocktail hour nightly ritual for its guests. Also located on property is Italics, the hotel’s own, one-of-a-kind restaurant. Here, classic dishes are reborn in an upscale atmosphere and made to please each customer. Among menu items the restaurant plans to offer are Comfit and garlic lamb, Chokchai braised sage gnocchi, 13 inch, wood fired pizza, Sage chicken and corn, and Caprese pesto seafood.

Both the hotel and its bar and restaurant are the result of innovative thinkers with a vision of an establishment that would set a new standard in Chiang Mai.

137 Pillars House

137 Pillars House is a luxury establishment in Chiang Mai that features classic boutique hotel style rooms and suites, with elegant appointments that revive the Orient’s old world elegance, while still offering each guest modern conveniences. The staff members of 137 Pillars House are exceptionally good at their jobs and consider themselves obligated to make guests feel like family. The residential atmosphere of the hotel helps maintain Chiang Mai’s charming and friendly environment. Guests are encouraged to enjoy social activities at the hotel and engage in conversations with visitors from around the world, while still maintaining their privacy when desired, in the hotel’s sumptuous suites and generous tropical grounds.

The hotel’s mission statement centers on guests creating meaningful experiences that will stay in their memories long after they depart from the 137 Pillars House. This is because the vision of the hotel goes far beyond a mere comfortable place in which to sleep. Architectural conservationists and historians worked tirelessly to preserve the integrity of the hotel’s structure as it originally was in 1889. This ensured that a truly distinctive, luxury establishment would be maintained and offered to patrons.
Guests of the 137 Pillars House can anticipate the same nostalgic ambiance in every room and suite, as well as all the modern conveniences and comforts one would demand from Chiang Mai’s finest luxury hotel.

Veranda Chiang Mai

The Veranda Chiang Mai is a resort and spa situated just beyond the hustle and bustle of the heart of Chiang Mai. The goal of this boutique style resort is to create a complete Zen experience for all patrons from the moment of their arrival to the time at which they depart. Divided into two distinct halves, one that features contemporary veranda style and the other the cultural heritage of the North, each guest can choose the environment he or she prefers. This northern retreat is not large and boasts only 69 rooms, but the establishment’s 24 hour a day, personal service is exceptional. In addition, views of the surrounding landscape are nothing less than stunning. Located on a sloping valley, all guest units have outstanding views of tea and rice terraces, and natural mountain streams. Each room has a large private balcony complete with a daybed, making the Veranda Chiang Mai ideal for those searching for rest and relaxation.

Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel

The Puripunn Baby Grand Boutique Hotel is conveniently situated only 20 miles from the Chiang Mai airport and within walking distance of the Night Bazaar, a popular tourist attraction in Chiang Mai Old City. The Puripunn Bbay Grand is an intimate property and features an architectural style very similar to the traditional Lanna-Oriental design seen in many of Chiang Mai’s traditional homes. The establishment is found amid one of the city’s oldest communities, were centuries old cultural traditions and ancient Lanna treasures have been meticulously preserved.

Hotel guests can enjoy nightly performances by the Northern Thai musical troupe. Patrons can also indulge in a traditional Thailand massage treatment at the hotel’s Sala Spa, where qualified massage therapists offer a variety of services. The establishment is also home to the celebrated Punna Cafe, a chic and trendy coffee bar and snack shop that features a second floor where a full-service library is available. An exercise room, Jacuzzi, pool lounge and swimming pool round out the assortment of amenities offered at the Puripunn Baby Grand. Room service is also available, as well as babysitting, and airport shuttle service. All guest units feature private bathrooms, flatscreen TVs, complementary wireless Internet, and separate rain-shower rooms.

U Chiang Mai

U Chiang Mai is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the city for which it is named. Although a small hotel, featuring only 41 units, the staff at the U Chiang Mai are dedicated to providing everything a sophisticated traveller requires to enjoy a perfect day. All units are decorated to the highest standards available and each unit is elegantly appointed to combine old world charm with modern conveniences. Guests are welcomed in the hotel lobby, referred to as the Resident’s Lounge. This area is situated in the former residence of the governor of Chiang Mai, which has since been restored and enhanced with modern Thailand interior design. Located on property are a fitness center, swimming pool and spa.

The U Chiang Mai hotel is well known as an ideal starting point for patrons want to engage in diverse activities, such as trekking, hill-tribe tourism or cookery courses at one of the city’s many schools. The establishment is also near the famous Elephant Nature Park. A great choice for outdoor enthusiasts, the U Chiang Mai hotel has established itself as one of the top choices for those travelling to this area of Thailand.

Because Chiang Mai is one of the biggest and most culturally important cities in Northern Thailand, it draws travellers from across the globe. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the best luxury boutique hotels in the world can be found in this interesting and engaging city. Those planning a trip to Chiang Mai should contact their travel agent or avail themselves of the Internet to book their reservations and enjoy luxurious surroundings when visiting this beautiful part of the world.