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Fri, 25 March 2022

Melia Chiang Mai to Celebrate Grand Opening on 10 April

(25 Mar 2022, 11:46 +07)  Melia will celebrate the grand opening if its 260-room hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 10 April.

Owned by one of Thailands leading integrated lifestyle real estate group, Asset World Corp (AWC), the Melia Chiang Mai is located on Charoen Prathet Road, close to the River Ping and bustling Night Bazaar, and just six kilometers from Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).

Housed in a 22-floor tower fronted by an adjoining seven-floor podium building, Melia Chiang Mais facilities include two restaurants, two bars, an executive lounge on the 21st floor, a spa with seven treatment rooms, a fitness center, swimming pool, a kids and teens club, as well as a ballroom and a variety of meetings and event spaces.

Melia Chiang Mai will open with about 160 employees and will eventually employ a total of 240 people, said Melia Chiang Mais General Manager, Mr 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.

Premium Room at the Melia Chiang Mai. Click to enlarge.
Premium Room at the Melia Chiang Mai

Of the property's extensive room portfolio, 38 rooms and six suites belong to The Level which provides exclusive access to the executive lounge with its upgraded breakfast, complimentary all-day snacks, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.

Guests of The Level also receive private check-in and check-out at the lounge, late check-out until 2pm (subject to availability), complimentary ironing of garments and a 10% discount at the spa.

The hotels pice de rsistance, however, 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 offers views of the River Ping to the citys east and the famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

The bar serves an array of authentic Spanish tapas and pinchos (skewers) as well as a vast selection of beverages including imaginative cocktails crafted by skilled bartenders.

As one of the most popular places to visit on any travel itinerary to Thailand, we cant help but be optimistic about the future of Chiang Mai's tourism industry, said Mrs Wallapa Traisorat, Melia Chiang Mais owner and AWCs CEO and President. Trading on the mystic splendor of Northern Thailand, this flagship hotel is part of AWCs efforts to build a better future for Thailands tourism landscape and economy amid the new normal.

In partnership with Ori9in, The Gourmet Farm', Melia Chiang Mai is embracing the farm to table 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 program, the hotel works closely with local farmers to improve sustainability, encourage ethical production, and help the farming community, give guests peace of mind about where their food comes from and make communities and the overall food system more resilient.

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