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Thailand Tourism Gold Award

Thailand Tourism Gold Award

Meliá Chiang Mai, a 22-storey luxury hotel located in the heart of the Rose of the North, was recently presented a Thailand Tourism Gold Award, only one of four hotels in Thailand to receive the accolade and the only one outside the Thai capital.


The Thailand Tourism Awards – also known as the Kinnaree Awards – was initiated by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in 1996, and recognises quality and excellence in the country’s tourism and hospitality sector. This year’s awards were held at the Samyan Mitrtown Hall in Bangkok in late September and were presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana who conferred prizes on the winners.


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The winners with their trophies at the awards.


In addition to Meliá Chiang Mai, the other recipients of Thailand Tourism Gold Awards were: Millennium Hilton Bangkok; The Sukosol Bangkok; and The Okura Prestige Bangkok.


According to TAT, this year’s bi-annual award “strengthens awareness for responsible and sustainable tourism with two new categories – tour programmes, and low-carbon and sustainability – in addition to attraction, accommodation, and health and wellness tourism.”


The achievement of a Kinnaree Gold Award is all the more remarkable for the fact that Meliá Chiang Mai only opened its doors to guests in April 2022.


“We were very proud to receive this honour,” said General Manager Marc Selinger. “The fact that TAT recognises that we can provide top-class facilities not just for leisure visitors but business travellers too, enhances the hotel’s prestige and helps put Chiang Mai firmly on the map.”


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Guests get stunning views from Mai The Sky Bar.


Towering over the city’s famous Night Bazaar and the Ping River, this 260-key hotel is arguably the freshest addition to the Chiang Mai skyline in years. Its jewel in the crown is the rooftop bar Mai The Sky Bar – the highest in the city – sitting majestically on the 22nd floor, and with a glass bridge commanding 360-degree views as far as the eye can see.


Facilities at the resort include Meliá’s signature YHI Spa, a fully equipped fitness centre, swimming pool, ballroom, a kids’ club and three restaurants with a dedicated focus on Mediterranean and Lanna (Northern Thai) cuisines.


Owned by Thailand’s leading integrated lifestyle real estate group Asset World Corporation (AWC) and launched by Spanish hotel group Meliá Hotels International (MHI), Meliá Chiang Mai is the first five-star hotel to debut in Chiang Mai since the onset of the global pandemic.


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Meliá Chiang Mai was also voted Best Hotel Lobby Interior – Thailand.


Meliá Chiang Mai brought home two coveted accolades in July 2023 when it won “Best Hotel Lobby Interior – Thailand” and “Best Hotel Spa Interior – Thailand” at the prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards 2023.


The hotel was also recognised recently by Australian travel magazine Holidays With Kids, when it was named No 10 in the Thailand’s Best Family Resorts category for 2023.


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



Source: Balcony Media Group.

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