Meliá Chiang Mai Set for Grand Opening on April 10

Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-key urban hotel in Thailand’s mountainous Chiang Mai, will open on April 10, 2022. Owned by Thailand’s integrated lifestyle real estate group, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited, and launched by Meliá Hotels International, Meliá Chiang Mai is the first five-star hotel to debut in Chiang Mai since the onset of the global pandemic. It is situated on the Charoen Prathet Road, soaring over the River Ping and the Night Bazaar. The hotel is part of a rollout of the Meliá brand in key destinations across Thailand that began with the launch of the nautical-themed Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand in January 2020.

With a design that pays homage to contemporary aesthetics and Chiang Mai’s history and culture, Meliá Chiang Mai is located just under four miles from the Chiang Mai International Airport, near an array of tourist attractions including the Old Town. The city’s oldest temple Wat Chiang Man, and the Ang Kaew Reservoir are also in  close proximity, with the elephant rescue center Elephant Nature Park, the Mae Ya Waterfall, and UNESCO's latest biosphere reserve Doi Chiang Dao in the surrounding mountains.

Housed in a 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building, the hotel's amenities include two restaurants, two bars and two lounges, one with an executive lounge on the 21st floor. Other facilities include Meliá’s signature YHI Spa with seven treatment rooms, a fully equipped fitness center, swimming pool, ballroom, four other meeting spaces, and a kids and teens club. 

Mai The Sky Bar is the hotel's 360-degree rooftop bar on the 22nd floor. Comprising two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar affords views of the River Ping to the city’s east and the famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west. It will serve an array of Spanish tapas and pinchos as well as a selection of beverages. Mai Restaurant and Bar, overseen by Executive Chef Suksant Chutinthratip, will specialize in contemporary Lanna (Northern Thai) style dishes with Mediterranean influences, while Laan Na Kitchen will serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine. In addition to its indoor area seating 110 diners and patio area catering to 26 more people, Laan Na Kitchen also has four private dining rooms.

Meliá Chiang Mai

There is also an open-air Tien Pool Bar and the Ruen Kaew Lounge serving a healthy, small bites menu. The hotel will also offer a 24-hour in-room dining menu.

Of the property's room portfolio, 38 rooms and six suites belong to ‘The Level’, which provides exclusive access to The Level executive lounge.

The hotel has nine categories of accommodations, which include rooms ranging in size from 323 square feet to 581 square feet and suites starting at 667 square feet and topping out at 1,216 square feet. All accommodations feature a king-sized bed (with two single beds also available) and such amenities as a flat-screen TV with a selection of international channels, tea and coffee-making facilities, and ironing facilities.

The YHI Spa will feature seven private treatment rooms, designed in an underwater theme, and a traditional Thai herbal sauna. The YHI Spa features four single treatment rooms, two double (or couples) treatment rooms, and one double room for Thai massage as well as a separate room for pedicures with two seats.

For events and weddings, the property's conference facilities include a 3,853 square feet ballroom named Yi Peng Grand Ballroom and two function rooms on the tower’s second floor above the lobby, and a 1,991-square-foot multi-purpose function room on the podium building's top floor, the seventh floor.

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