Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar

Meliá Chiang Mai, a 260-key urban hotel in the heart of Thailand’s mountainous northern city, with some of the most spectacular views and Chiang Mai’s highest rooftop bar, will open on 10th April 2022.

 

Owned by Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, Asset World Corp Public Company Limited or AWC, and launched by Meliá Hotels International, Meliá Chiang Mai is the first five-star hotel to debut in Chiang Mai since the onset of the global pandemic.

 

Situated on the lively Charoen Prathet Road, soaring over the River Ping and bustling Night Bazaar, the hotel is part of a roll-out of the Meliá brand in key destinations across Thailand that began with the launch of the nautical-themed Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand in January 2020.

 

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar
Meliá Chiang Mai has already become a new city landmark.

 

“As one of the most popular places to visit on any travel itinerary to Thailand, we can’t help but be optimistic about the future of Chiang Mai’s tourism industry,” said Wallapa Traisorat, Meliá Chiang Mai’s owner and AWC’s CEO and President. “Trading on the mystic splendour of Northern Thailand, this flagship hotel is part of AWC’s efforts to build a better future for Thailand’s tourism landscape and economy amid the new normal.”

 

With a design that pays homage to contemporary aesthetics and Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture, Meliá Chiang Mai is located six kilometres from the Chiang Mai International Airport, near an array of tourist attractions including the Old Town with its ancient moat and red-brick walls.

 

The city’s oldest temple Wat Chiang Man, and the scenic Ang Kaew Reservoir are also within close proximity, with the elephant rescue centre Elephant Nature Park, the stunning Mae Ya Waterfall, and UNESCO’s latest biosphere reserve Doi Chiang Dao in the mountainous surrounds.

 

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar
The very spacious Premium Room at Meliá Chiang Mai.

 

Housed in a 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building, Meliá Chiang Mai’s host of top-notch facilities includes 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 centre, swimming pool, ballroom, four other meeting spaces and a kids and teens club.

 

The hotel’s pièce de résistance is a 360-degree rooftop bar on the 22nd floor named Mai The Sky Bar. Comprising two bars connected by a glass bridge, the bar affords views of the River Ping to the city’s east and the famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

 

Under the stewardship of multi-award-winning Executive Chef Suksant Chutinthratip, the hotel draws on Meliá’s Spanish origins and celebrates Spain’s famed gastronomy at its signature restaurant Mai Restaurant and Bar, on the 21st floor, and all-day dining restaurant Laan Na Kitchen.

 

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar
Local and international cuisine will be a big draw for the hotel.

 

Seating up to 38 diners, Mai Restaurant and Bar specialises in sumptuous contemporary Lanna (Northern Thai) style dishes with Mediterranean influences, as chefs prepare each dish à la minute from 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 pickled cabbage.

 

Laan Na Kitchen serves authentic Mediterranean cuisine ranging from Salmorejo con tomate triturado to Fideuá de marisco in a vibrant marketplace setting. In addition to its indoor area seating 110 diners and patio area catering to 26 more people, Laan Na Kitchen also features four private dining rooms.

 

Mai The Sky Bar serves an array of authentic Spanish tapas and pinchos as well as a vast selection of beverages including imaginative cocktails crafted by skilled bartenders.

 

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar
Exciting times – Ignacio Martin, Area Managing Director South East Asia of Meliá Hotels International.

 

The open-air Tien Pool Bar, located above the lobby on the second floor, embraces the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool ambience and lures guests with a variety of tasty snacks, many with a Spanish flair such as Bocadillo serranito and a variety of refreshing beverages.

 

“Following the successful launch of Meliá Koh Samui, Thailand, Meliá Chiang Mai marks an exciting expansion of Meliá Hotels International in Thailand,” added Ignacio Martin, Area Managing Director South East Asia of Meliá Hotels International. “To deliver Meliá’s warm Spanish hospitality, distinctive passion for service and focus on the customer’s well-being, this hotel’s launch is all the more remarkable in these trying times.”

 

Next to Laan Na Kitchen on the ground floor, Ruen Kaew Lounge serves a healthy, small bites menu under the My Balance by Meliá programme as well as a wellness-inspired afternoon tea, coffee and more.

 

The hotel also offers a 24-hour in-room dining menu including five distinct healthy breakfast sets, as part of My Balance by Meliá, as well as a Spanish, Chinese and local breakfast selection.

 

Chiang Mai’s Highest Rooftop Bar
A standard guest room at Meliá Chiang Mai.

 

In partnership with Ori9in, The Gourmet Farm, Meliá Chiang Mai is embracing the 360° Cuisine social movement by establishing its own sustainable farm in San Sai District to harvest organic fruit, vegetables and herbs for its restaurants. Under its 360° Cuisine programme, the hotel works closely with local farmers to improve sustainability, encourage ethical production and help the farming community, give guests a peace of mind about where their food comes from and make communities and the overall food system more resilient.

 

“Meliá Chiang Mai will open with about 160 employees and will eventually employ a total of 240 people,” said Meliá Chiang Mai’s General Manager, Edward E. Snoeks. “In addition to being hugely beneficial for local employees and their families, the launch of the first five-star hotel to open in the city since the start of the global pandemic is a much-needed morale boost for the local tourism industry.”

 

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, detox and ease muscle tension. The YHI Spa features four single treatment rooms, two double (or couples) treatment rooms, and one double room for Thai massage as well as a separate room for pedicures with two seats.

 

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 revitalised and refreshed. Treatments are based on organic Thai wellness brand HARNN’s products, made with natural ingredients via methods handed down the generations of Thai artisans.

 

For more information and to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 5209 – 0699 or email: reservation.chiangmai@melia.com.

 

 

Source: Meliá Chiang Mai.

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