Hotels and Resorts
Anantara Hotels and Resorts operates one of the most luxurious resort hotels in Chiang Mai, Thailand's second largest city. It is located along the shores of the Mae Ping River.
Chiang Mai is full of temples, ruins from the Lanna Kingdom, and teeming markets. There are also trendy boutiques, art galleries, cafes, and Thai eateries.
Chiang Mai is a four hour drive from the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort. Elephant trekking, bamboo river rafting, and visits to national parks, hill tribes, and handicraft villages can all be arranged.
Golfing and sunset river cruises are other options. Those wanting to stay closer to home can explore the city of Chiang in Thaland's world-famous three-wheeled tuk-tuks.
Rooms with a View
Situated a short distance from Chiang Mai Airport, the Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa has 84 rooms and suites, all of which have balconies facing the river.
Included are both 50 square metre rooms and 105 square metre Club Suites, all of which have floor to ceiling windows. They are furnished with Thai silks and local artifacts.
Riverside Swimming Pool
Facilities include a swimming pool situated next to the river, a fitness centre, and a spa.
At 34 metres, the swimming pool is perfect for doing laps. Yoga classes are offered. Hotel guests can also rent complimentary bicycles to explore the hotel's surrounding districts.
Former British Consulate
The diamond in the resort hotel's crown is the former British Consulate in Chiang Mai, which has been totally renovated.
It now houses a restaurant, which serves high tea in the afternoon, and spaces for special events such as conferences, meetings, parties, and weddings.
Up to 40 guests can be accommodated for indoor events. Up to 200 can gather on the lawn that fronts the building.
Click here for the hotel's website: Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Spa