Now Open: 137 Pillars House

The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai has added a new luxury boutique property to its hotel portfolio. Occupying a prime location near the Ping River adjacent to the famous Wat Gate Khar Rham, 137 Pillars House offers guests modern luxury combined with the revival of 19th century oriental elegance and nostalgia.

 

The former homestead of the Manager of the British East Borneo Company was meticulously restored by architectural historians and conservationists. 30 suites, ranging from 70 to 135 square meters, feature tiled verandas, cane shades and rattan furniture as a reminder of days gone by. Spread across 4 accommodation types named after a famous colonial settler, each is furnished with luxury 400-threadcount linens on a four poster bed, spacious bathroom with free-standing Victorian bath and rainforest shower, 32-inch LCD television with DVD player and iPod connectivity, high-speed internet access, portable telephone with voicemail, personal bar and espresso machine.

 

An array of dining options leave guests spoilt for choice at the hotel. The Dining Room is a stylish yet comfortable environment to savour dishes prepared using fresh organic ingredients, while The Kitchen showcases the best of Thai cuisine by gourmet and visiting chefs. Afternoon tea is served in the same style as enjoyed by Chiang Mai’s early foreign visitors at The Parlor Lounge, with The Library Bar’s specialty coffees and teas, wines, spirits and aperitifs inviting guests to linger.

 

Small meeting groups will be impressed by The Drawing Room, an intimate facility equipped with modern technology and supported by all necessary business center services. After a day of meetings, guests can head for the spa for a relaxing Thai massage or beauty ritual. Alternatively, the 25-meter swimming pool and gymnasium is available for guests seeking a refreshing swim or workout.

 

137 Pillars House is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, which boasts 19 other properties across Thailand in Bangkok, Chiang Saen, Hua Hin, Koh Lanta, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Samui, Krabi, Muang and Phuket.

 

For more information, visit 137pillarshouse.com and www.slh.com.

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