As a country with an economy that is reliant on tourist trade, visitors to the land of a thousand smiles are spoilt for choice when it comes to top quality accommodation. Hotels, motels and hostels can be found in every corner and down every street in Thailand’s second biggest city, Chiang Mai, and all show the impeccable Thai hospitality with a smile. But there is one factor that makes one of these accommodation options stand out from the rest of the pack – the beauty and design of the hotel becomes the telling point of a hotel and this is what has given The Chedi its illustrious name.
Located on the banks of the Mae Ping River, The Chedi offers accommodation that complements the jaw dropping mountain views from the private courtyards and open balconies of the suites. The hotel is an elegant twist of modern design and traditional style, with all 84 rooms are designed in contemporary-Asian stylings, leaving a sense of understated elegance and a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the traffic outside.
Despite Thailand’s reputation for its uniformly excellent hospitality, The Chedi’s staff take it to a new level. Past guests have only ever shouted the hotel’s praises with service so good that they are greeted with a cool drink and a refreshing towel the moment they step in the doors. For The Chedi’s staff – nothing is too much trouble.
The cuisine at the hotel is also considered out of this world with the hotel restaurant cooking up traditional Northern Thai specialties, Pacific Rim cuisine and innovative Asian culinary creations. These concoctions are served with a choice from the extensive wine list and in a stunning split-level colonial house, highlighting its historical past. Dining at the hotel restaurant is not just a treat for the tastebuds, but provides a cultural history of the region.
Other culinary services that The Chedi provides are meals on the Terrace Bar and Lounge and the several other bars and lounges that offer an extensive list of cocktails and wines from around the world.
After being fed and watered, guests can head off to enjoy the hotel’s many facilities. The fully-equipped fitness centre, yoga/aerobics room, a library, swimming pool and hotel organised excursions are just some of the facilities provided to entertain guests. The Chedi also offer business and meeting facilities with professional secretarial services and two dedicated meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conference and business facilities.
To top this off, the hotel is situated in a central location with attractions such as a night markets only a short tuk tuk ride away. The Chedi is a place that is perfectly located place to escape, relax and unwind from the excitement of exploring the conveniently situated attractions and wonders of the north.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.C