Meliá reveals plans for urban Chiang Mai hotel
The Spanish hotel group is creating a stylish property in the Thai city, complete with a 360-degree rooftop bar on the 22nd floor, in partnership with Asset World Corporation.
The 260-key Meliá-branded scheme will rise above the River Ping and the famous night bazaar at the heart of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
Growth across Thailand
This forthcoming five-star property – the result of a partnership between Meliá Hotels International and Asset World Corporation (AWC) – is part of the brand’s plans to expand its Thai footprint, following on from the January 2020 debut of Meliá Koh Samui.
Comprising a 22-floor tower and adjoining seven-storey podium, Meliá Chiang Mai will accommodate guests close to a number of attractions and just 6 km from Chiang Mai International Airport on Charoen Prathet Road. The property will pay tribute to Chiang Mai’s history and culture through its contemporary design.
“With its exceptional location in the heart of Chiang Mai and an unparalleled array of facilities, Meliá Chiang Mai is a landmark project of our strategic rollout of the Meliá brand in Thailand, in line with AWC’s growth-led strategy,” said Khun Wallapa Traisorat, owner of Meliá Chiang Mai and CEO and president of Asset World Corporation. “Partnering with Meliá has allowed us to set a new benchmark for Thai hospitality and, together, we aim to build a better future for Thailand’s tourism landscape and economy.”
Ignacio Martin, area managing director in Southeast Asia for Meliá Hotels International, added: “Following the hugely successful opening of Meliá Koh Samui, ranked TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in Koh Samui, Meliá Chiang Mai will be another flagship property for Meliá Hotels International in Thailand. As we continue to strengthen our growth strategy with our key partners, AWC understands and shares our strong service and hospitality philosophy – a fundamental factor in ensuring the quality, reputation and sustainability we strive for.”
“The global pandemic could not dampen our determination to unveil an extraordinary hotel that promises to exude the mystic splendour of northern Thailand with Meliá’s warm Spanish hospitality, distinctive passion for service and focus on the customer’s wellbeing ever-present,” said Meliá Chiang Mai’s general manager Edward Snoeks.
Designed for business and leisure
The new hotel will be home to two restaurants, two bars and two lounges, including a 21st-floor executive lounge with panoramic views. These amenities will be joined by Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, a fitness centre, a swimming pool, a ballroom and four meeting rooms.
Of the hotel’s 260 keys, 38 rooms and six suites will be located within The Level, providing elevated service and exclusive benefits such as access to the executive lounge. The most luxurious of these six suites will be The Level Presidential Suite, taking over 113 sq m of the top floor.
Guests will be able to dine at the 21st-floor signature restaurant, offering contemporary northern Thai dishes with Mediterranean influence, as well as all-day dining restaurant Mosaic, serving Mediterranean cuisine in a marketplace setting. And the hotel will be crowned by a 360-degree rooftop bar featuring two bars, connected by a glass bridge, ensuring spectacular views.
Events, meanwhile, are to be held in extensive conference facilities, including three function rooms and a 358 sq m ballroom, as well as a 175 sq m multipurpose function room on the podium building’s top floor.
The ballroom’s pre-function area will be connected to an outdoor pool with poolside bar, which can also be accessed from one of the three function rooms. The seventh-floor multifunctional room will also open out onto an outdoor terrace.
Meliá Chiang Mai will open in Q4 2021.
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