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New 30-Suite Retreat to Open in Chiang Mai in January

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137 Pillars House, a stunning new 30-suite retreat in Chiang Mai, Thailand is scheduled to open on 1 January 2012.

The hotel, which enjoys a prime location in a tropical enclave near the Ping River, adjacent to the famous Wat Gate Khar Rham Temple, offers guests every modern luxury, combined with the revival of 19th Century oriental elegance and nostalgic ambiance from its former days as the homestead of the Manager of the British East Borneo Company.

137 Pillars House is managed by SilverNeedle Hospitality and is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Four suite types are available for guests and range from 70 square meters up to 135 square meters, each named after a famous Colonial settler.

Architectural historians and conservationists worked meticulously to retain the integrity of the original 1889 structure at 137 Pillars House. Tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture and free standing Victorian baths are reminders of days gone by, blended with the modern facilities including outdoor garden showers, flat screen televisions and Wi-Fi access. Private Pools (5.5 x 2.5 meters) are featured in the two Louis Leonowens Suites.

Drinks and Dining - A range of options include:

The Library Bar - guests can linger over fresh fruit drinks, Italian and local coffee and teas, wines, brandy, port, sherry, cognacs and aperitifs.

The Parlor - afternoon high tea is served in the classic style as Chiang Mai’s early foreign visitors enjoyed, with bespoke tea blends, coffee concoctions and complimentary Thai sweets.

The Wine Cellar – serving a selection of new and old world vintages from around the world, including notable Thai wines.

The Dining Room - for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Dining Room adjacent to Pillars House is a stylish yet comfortable environment to savor our favorite recipes prepared with fresh organic ingredients.

The Kitchen - a showpiece and gathering place for Thai cooking demonstrations.

Private Dining - in-suite dining or dine in a private spot on the grounds. Set at least one night aside for the chef’s BBQ on the expansive verandah of your suite.

In addition, the hotel also features a spa, small meeting space, a gym and a 25 x 5.5 metre swimming pool, where snacks, sweets and fresh fruit drinks, as well as items off the main menus can be enjoyed.

Opening rates start from THB 12,333 (US$ 400) per night, plus applicable service charge and government taxes.

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