Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-room city hotel in the heart of Thailand’s mountainous Chiang Mai, with some of the most spectacular views in town and its highest rooftop bar, opens on April 10, 2022.
Meliá Chiang Mai is the first five-star hotel to open in Chiang Mai since the start of the global pandemic. Located on busy Charoen Prathet Road, which rises above the Ping River and bustling Night Bazaar, the hotel is part of a Meliá brand rollout 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 the contemporary aesthetic and Chiang Mai’s enchanting history and culture, the Meliá Chiang Mai is located six kilometers from Chiang Mai International Airport, close to a number of tourist attractions including the old town with its ancient moat and the red brick walls. The city’s oldest temple, Wat Chiang Man, and the scenic Ang Kaew Reservoir are also in close proximity, with the elephant rescue center Elephant Nature Park, the stunning Mae Ya Waterfall and the newest UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Doi Chiang Dao in the mountainous environment.
Housed in a 22-story tower in front of an adjacent seven-story podium building, the premier Meliá Chiang Mai comprises 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, a swimming pool, a ballroom, four additional meeting rooms and a kids’ and teens’ club.
The nine categories of modern, bright and cozy accommodation at Meliá Chiang Mai include rooms ranging in size from 30 to 54 m² and suites from 62 m² to 113 m². All accommodation has a king-size bed (twin beds are also available) and modern amenities such as a flat-screen TV with a selection of international channels, tea and coffee making facilities and ironing facilities.
The lead-in ‘Meliá Room’ offers city views with west-facing rooms offering views of sunsets over one of Thailand’s most famous attractions, the historic Buddhist temple atop Doi Suthep Mountain, and east-facing rooms offering the Enjoy sunrise over the Ping River.
The “Meliá Corner Room” and the “Meliá Premium Room” are both completely soundproof and feature a chaise longue that runs the full length of the glass wall. The 54 m² “Premium Corner Room” is fully equipped with a sofa, a table and chairs as well as modern amenities such as a minibar and an alarm clock. The family room, also 54 m² in size, offers enough space for additional beds, with connecting rooms available on request.
The 62 sqm “Level Suite” is located on the upper floors of the hotel and offers a round bathtub and a breathtaking view of Chiang Mai. At 113 sqm on the 20th floor, The Level Presidential Suite is the epitome of elegance and sophistication. The Level Lounge is available to guests staying in The Level Room, The Level Premium Room, The Level Suite and The Level Presidential Suite. Book your room today!
The hotel’s showpiece is a 360-degree rooftop bar on the 22nd floornd named floor May The Skybar. Consisting of two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar overlooks the Ping River to the east of the city and the famous hilltop temple of Doi Suthep to the west.
Led by multi-award-winning chef Suksant Chutinthratip, the hotel draws on Meliá’s Spanish origins and celebrates Spain’s famous gastronomy in its signature restaurant May restaurant and baron the 21stSt floor and an all-day dining restaurant Laan Na kitchen.
Accommodating up to 38 guests, Mai Restaurant and Bar specializes in sumptuous, modern Lanna (Northern Thailand) dishes with Mediterranean influences, as the chefs prepare each dish a la minute in an open kitchen. Signature dishes include “Baked Salmon Trout Fillet with Nam Prik Oung Pimentos‘ and ‘Pappardella Soi Curry Noodles with Yellow Curry Chicken and Homemade Sauerkraut‘.
Laan Na Kitchen serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine ranging from salmorejo con tomate triturado to fideuá de marisco in a lively market setting. In addition to the indoor area with 110 seats and the terrace area for 26 more people, the Laan Na Kitchen also offers four private dining rooms.
May The Skybar serves a range of authentic Spanish tapas and pinchos, as well as a wide range of drinks including imaginative cocktails, prepared by expert bartenders.
The open air Tien pool barLocated above the lobby on the second floor, embraces the ambiance of the hotel’s outdoor pool and tempts guests with a selection of tasty snacks, many with a Spanish flair, such as “Bocadillo serranito,” and a selection of refreshing beverages.
Next to Laan Na Kitchen on the ground floor, Ruen Kaew Lounge serves a healthy menu with small bites under the ‘my balance by Meliá’ program plus a wellness-inspired afternoon tea, coffee and more.
The hotel also offers a 24-hour in-room menu with five different healthy breakfast sets as part of themy balancefrom Meliá’ as well as a Spanish, Chinese and local breakfast selection.
In partnership with Ori9in, The Gourmet Farm, Meliá Chiang Mai supports the Farm to Table social movement by establishing its own sustainable farm in San Sai district to produce organic fruits, vegetables and herbs for its restaurants to reap. Under his ‘360° Cuisine”, the hotel works closely with local farmers to improve sustainability, promote ethical production and help the farming community give guests peace of mind about where their food comes from and make communities and the entire food system more resilient .
From the property’s extensive room portfolio, 38 rooms and six suites belong to “The Level”, an elevated level of service and exclusive benefits The level Executive lounge. The Lounge is an elegant space where you can enjoy an expanded breakfast, complimentary snacks throughout the day, afternoon tea and evening cocktails, and is also suitable for casual business meetings. Private check in and check out at The Level LoungeLate check-out up to 2pm (subject to availability), free ironing of clothes and 10% discount at YHI Spa are other benefits of The Level.
spa and wellness
Meliá Chiang Mai’s YHI Spa will feature seven private treatment rooms designed in an underwater theme and a traditional Thai herbal sauna to help cleanse, detoxify and relieve muscle tension.
The YHI Spa has four single treatment rooms, two double (or couples) treatment rooms and one double room for Thai massages, as well as a separate room for two-seater pedicures.
The spa’s professional therapists use ancient Asian healing wisdom combined with modern wellness techniques in a full range of body treatments, from massages and scrubs to wraps and facials, leaving spa-goers revitalized and refreshed. Treatments are based on Thai wellness brand HARNN’s organic products, made with natural ingredients using methods passed down by generations of Thai artisans.
The fitness center on the second floor overlooks the outdoor pool and features top-of-the-line fitness equipment from Johnson’s latest Matrix line, including treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes, as well as a free weight station and a collection of strength machines.
An idyllic venue for events and weddings, the property’s extensive conference facilities include a 358 m² ballroom called the Yi Peng Grand Ballroom and two function rooms on the second floor of the tower above the lobby, as well as a 185 m² multi-purpose function room on the podium on the top floor of the building, the seventh floor.
The 173 sqm ballroom reception area is connected to the outdoor pool and Tien Pool Bar. Part of the Power Meetings by Meliá program, the Power Lounge offers a pool table, drinks area and quirky seating suitable for breaks between meetings.
The Khom multi-function room on the seventh floor opens to a 222 m² outdoor terrace, which is also suitable for events due to the view of Chiang Mai, the river and the mountains. The Khom multi-function room borders a secret garden that provides a welcome surprise during coffee breaks.
“As one of the most popular spots on any itinerary to Thailand, we can’t help but be optimistic about the future of Chiang Mai’s tourism industry,” Thailand said Ms. Wallapa Traisorat, owner of Meliá Chiang Mai and CEO and President of AWC.
“This flagship hotel is about the mystical splendor of Northern Thailand and is part of AWC’s efforts to build a brighter future for Thailand’s tourism landscape and economy amid the new normal.”
“Following the successful launch of Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand, Meliá Chiang Mai marks an exciting expansion of Meliá Hotels International in Thailand,” he said Mr. Ignacio Martin, Area Managing Director Southeast Asia of Meliá Hotels International.
“To convey Meliá’s warm Spanish hospitality, unmistakable passion for service and focus on customer well-being, the opening of this hotel in these difficult times is all the more remarkable.”
“Meliá Chiang Mai will open with about 160 employees and will eventually employ a total of 240 people,” he said The General Manager of Meliá Chiang Mai, Mr. Edward E. Snoeks.
“The opening of the first five-star hotel to open in the city since the start of the global pandemic is not only a tremendous benefit for local employees and their families, but also a much-needed morale boost for the local tourism industry.”
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