Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-key urban hotel that towers over the River Ping and Night Bazaar in the heart of Chiang Mai city in Thailand’s mountainous north, is slated to open its doors for business in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Owned by Thailand’s lifestyle real estate group Asset World Corporation (AWC) and launched by Meliá Hotels International, the 5-star hotel is part of the Meliá brand’s roll-out plan in key destinations across Thailand. Meliá Koh Samui debuted in January 2020 with a nautical theme underscored by boat suites made from refurbished merchant vessels. INNSiDE by Meliá Bangkok Sukhumvit, the first property of its brand in Thailand, housing 176 guestrooms and located close to the Suvarnabhumi Airport, is due to open in 2022.
With a design by studio PIA that pays tribute to Chiang Mai’s history and culture with a contemporary flair, the hotel will comprise a 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building. Two restaurants, two bars, two lounges including an executive lounge on the 21st floor with a panoramic view of Chiang Mai, Meliá’s signature YHI Spa with seven treatment rooms, a fitness center, swimming pool, ballroom, and four other meeting spaces will be among the hotel’s host of facilities. Meliá Chiang Mai’s jewel in the crown will be a 360-degree rooftop bar on the 22nd floor. Featuring two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar will offer views of the River Ping to the city’s east and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.
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