Anantara Chiang Mai
This captivating 21st century hotel by architect Kerry Hill is built on the grounds of the former British Consulate on the banks of Mae Ping River, and is mere minutes from the bustling night market. The 84 lavish rooms and suites are decorated in a remarkably restrained manner drawing on Asian and in particular Japanese influences. The large private anterooms, open balconies and enchanting views are a pleasure to enjoy. The sophisticated design and warm yet understated service combine to create a haven for which it is worth travelling to Chiang Mai. There are 52 Deluxe Rooms and 32 Club Suites - we recommend the latter for the dedicated check-in service, the fine array of complimentary cocktails and delicacies in the lounge, and exclusive terrace dining overlooking the old teahouse and grounds at the heart of the property. It also boasts a fitness centre, spa, one restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool, and complimentary wi-fi is accessible throughout the hotel.