Anantara Chiang Mai, Thailand

Wander through the immaculate grounds of the compound, study the shapes and lines of the architecture, or even laze beside the elegant riverside swimming pool and you’ll detect a certain Japanese influence in this most modern of Thai hotels. The Anantara Chiang Mai combines the serenity of a Japanese water garden with the pitched tiled roofs and open verandas found in many traditional Thai mansions. With a completely modern edge of sophistication.

The floor-to-ceiling glass doors of your guest room, for example, give you sweeping views of the traditional fishing boats  bobbing along the scenic Mae Ping. The strikingly minimalist spa exterior has teak doors leading to a world of restoration and relaxation. The ultra-contemporary restaurant is in a reclaimed 90 year old British consulate, complete with a glorious, tree-shaded teak deck.

Anantara Chiang Mai, at a glance

  • Five star boutique hotel on the banks of the Mae Ping River
  • Central to Chiang Mai
  • A must on any luxury, tailor-made holiday to Thailand
  • 84 ultimately chic, wooden-clad guest rooms
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass doors with serene views over the river and pool
  • Open plan bathrooms with free-standing tubs
  • Beautiful, minimalist, Japanese-inspired interior design and furnishings
  • Superb restaurant and choice of lounge bars

For leisure and pleasure

  • Riverside swimming pool
  • Minimalist spa offering holistic pampering and indulgent treatments
  • Health club with Technogym cardio equipment, weights and yoga
  • Thai cookery classes
  • River cruising
  • Elephant riding to the surrounding hills
  • Evening visits to the fabled night bazaar
  • Five minutes walk from the sightseeing and attractions of Chiang Mai’s beautiful old town

 

  • What was particularly impressive was the way in which Catherine listened to what we like to do and combined all of this in a destination we would not have considered - a truly terrific effort.

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    OL, Caribbean, 2014