Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is spectacularly located in the lush Mae Rim Valley just 30 minutes North of the city of Chiang Mai, set in 32 acres of extensively landscaped gardens and terraces which feature two small lakes, lily ponds, waterfalls and a working rice farm, complete with its own family of water buffalo.
The accommodation at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai features 99 lavishly appointed Pavilions and Residences offering king and twin bedded accommodations. The rooms reflect the style of the Lanna Kingdom, a historically significant period of Thai history when, in 1296, King Mengrai established his kingdom in this Northern part of Thailand. The “Lanna” style is a blend of many cultures including Burma, India and China.
The variety of dining options at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai include Rim Tai Kitchen, a restaurant and cooking studio housed in a charming Thai teak house, offering a novel way to learn even more about one of the world’s favourite cuisines, join the Cooking School class, available six days a week or experience the intimate Chef’s Table. KHAO features centuries-old recipes and customs coalesced in a modern kitchen. With influences from Yunan and Myanmar along the Silk Route, the culinary sojourn opens a window into heirloom secrets from the ‘Lanna’ Kingdom of Northern Thailand. Terraces showcase home-style Italian cuisine with a menu guided by authentic flavours and exceptional ingredients – from local natural produces to imported Australian Darling Down Wagyu beef. The Ratree Bar and Lounge has a casual Thai-style ambience complete with fine wines, creative cocktails and a delicious selection of Thai and international snacks. Located on the upper deck of the main swimming pool, guests at Ratree can relax with a book or a game of billiards during the day, and gather in the evening to watch the sunset.
The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai offers two hard tennis courts and a professional trainer is on hand to help guests improve their performance. The resort’s Yoga Barn is available from sunrise to sunset for private instruction, meditation or individual yoga sessions. A fully-equipped fitness and exercise studio is available for the health enthusiast, complete with sauna or herbal aromatherapy steam rooms. Pilates is also available.
The Kids Club caters for children aged four to twelve years throughout the stay while little ones under 4 are welcome to join when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The luxurious Spa offers an indulgent sanctuary created exclusively for guests’ pleasure and well-being. Seven exquisite treatment rooms offer complete privacy for couples or individuals. Features include outdoor showers, private herbal steam rooms, outdoor soaking tubs and tropical rain shower massage tables. An extensive range of treatments is available, inspired by ancient Thai rituals, using herbs, spices and aromatic oils sourced from rural origins.
There are many exceptional attractions within a short distance of the Resort such as orchid, butterfly and snake farms, hill-tribe villages, elephant training camps with elephant riding and river rafting, and world famous temples. In addition, the area has spectacular mountain scenery and plunging waterfalls. For the adventurous, one- to two-day mountain trekking and river rafting excursions can be arranged, as well as two- to three-day expeditions to Mae Hong Son (Thailand’s “Alps”), the Golden Triangle, and Burma.