The Tourism Council of Thailand has presented
the Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, located in Chiang Mai, and
part of the Centara Boutique Collection, with an Outstanding
Design Award for Lanna Art Identity.
The judges based their votes
on Lanna identity as applied to architecture, interiors, service,
and policies used to support the local community and the
“Our beautiful hotel and our service standards
draw upon the Lanna heritage of Chiang Mai, and we are very proud
to have been recognised with this award,” said Asdang Sukwises,
general manager of Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa. “I and my team are ready to welcome all guests and to
demonstrate the warmth and gracious hospitality that is the Lanna tradition.”
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa,
Centara Boutique Collection, located in the centre of Chiang Mai,
is a low-rise resort
based on classic Northern Thai traditions, using 80-year-old teak
for the timber roofing and deploying the art of the wood-carver
for decorative elements.
The interiors use Thai fabrics and golden
teak furnishings to further evoke the elegance and grace of the
Lanna era, and the 85 rooms and villas all feature extra-large space with a furnished balcony or terrace.
resort is set in manicured gardens with water features and
century-old trees, and features an outdoor pavilion for spa and
The lagoon style freeform swimming pool has a
children’s area, and the fitness centre includes a steam room and
Amongst the high scoring Lanna attributes of
the hotel were the restaurant outlets. Kham Sean is the all-day
dining restaurant, serving traditional Northern Thai dishes along
with international cuisine, while authentic Khantoke cuisine is served at Khum Khantoke, a hall that can accommodate 800 guests
indoors and 1,200 outdoors, and which features a cultural show
with music, dancing and drama from around the country.
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa Centara Boutique Collection is
a fully equipped banquet and meetings venue, with the 1,200-guest
capacity Khum Kham convention centre due to open early in 2013, in
time for the traditional high season travel months in Chiang Mai.
The resort also has facilities for smaller meetings and events,
and extensive outdoor areas for functions and receptions.
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