Location: The vast resort grounds comprise verdant rice terraces and lush landscaped rainforest gardens over looking a stunning Thai mountain range in the distance.
Dining: Four superb restaurants and a handful of bars in beautiful locations serving Thai, Italian and international cuisine, as well as afternoon tea, signature cocktails and fine wines.
Facilities: Guests may enjoy plenty of world-class facilities including an award winning spa, fitness center, infinity pool, tennis courts, cooking school, library and children’s clubs.
Privacy: The hideaway resort is situated away from the hustle of Chiang Mai city, yet within easy reach of the areas attractions. There are five daily shuttle services to the city center.
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai blends with its natural surroundings seamlessly, with trees growing between and around the resort, overlooking terraced rice fields and the mountains of the Mae Rim Valley. The resort has 64 boutique pavilions, each with a private veranda, as well as 16 private luxury residences. The Sala Mae Rim serves Thai cuisine and offers sweeping views of the valley below, and the Terraces have international dishes with a view of the Doi Suthep mountain range. The hotel has a health club with state of the art equipment, including a sauna, herbal steam room, whirlpool, cold plunge pool, 20-meter infinity edge swimming pool, a business center and wi-fi access. There are also mountain bikes available for use, along with maps of trails through the surrounding forest. The Spa at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai has seven treatment suites with rain shower massage tables and private herbal steam rooms. Professional spa therapists can help you choose the best treatment package for your needs. The hotel is 25 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport.
The Four Seasons has 98 individual accommodations including Pavilions, Pool Villas and One to Four-Bedroom Residences. The beautiful individual rooms have gorgeous Thai inspireddécor and modern conveniences to make guest’s stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. All rooms feature domed ceilings, Siamese artwork, Thai cotton and luxurious silks, polished teak timber floors and large en-suite bathrooms. In room entertainment systems comprise satellite televisions, DVD players, quality sound systems and WiFi.
The two-storey Pavilions are interspersed in clusters around the landscaped gardensof the resort. Inside the grand rooms combine traditional Thai design with modern luxury. The Pavilions have covered outdoor verandas with sun loungers and dining furniture.
Free standing Pool Villas have plenty of privacy with walled gardens making them more like private homes that hotel accommodation. Pool Villas offers a large private pool with remarkable views of Suthep mountain range and the tropical flora and fauna of the Four Seasons Resort.
The exclusive Residences boast the comfort and privacy of your own home. The Resort Residences with one to four bedrooms, are situated in three- and four-storey buildings and are influenced by traditional Thai-Burmese temple architecture. Some of the large properties have plunge pools.
The impressive cooking school in the resort has eight individual cooking stations suitable for one or two people, and a large demonstration area. Students will learn the basics of Thai cooking stating with key ingredients such as lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and garlic all grown in the resort's herb garden. The class will then create a unique Thai menu from scratch and enjoy the fruits of their labor after the lesson.
The Four Seasons Chiang Mai welcomes families and provides board games, computer and video games, movies, PlaySations and other toys for their enjoyment. There is also a kids club called the Gecko Club which cares for children aged 4 to 12 and provides entertainment and meals.
The resort has a modern and fully equipped gym, weight training area, sauna, Thai herbal steam room, heated outdoor whirl pool, cold plunge pool. The health club alsooffers bikes for guests to explore the surrounding area on.
The world-class Summit Green Valley Country Club's 18-hole 72-par course is but a mere five-minute drive away from the resort. The course is located in a lush verdantarea close to fresh water lakes and mountain backdrops. Equipment and clothing can be hired.
Lan Sai Village is a luxury-shopping village located within the resort grounds. The arcade houses five shops with the finest selected gifts, souvenirs and other items from Thailand and Southeast Asia. The boutiques include; Jim Thompson silks, handmade jewelry and hand woven textiles as well as antiques and other unique nick-knacks from top Chiang Mai's designers. There is also an adjoining cafe serving fresh coffee, tea and Thai inspired cakes.
The resort has a 66-foot swimming pool perfect for lazy days in the warm Thai sunshine. The resort looks over picturesque rice terraces and the mountains in the distance. An additional infinity pool and whirlpool are located on a lower level and are for adults only. Guests may indulge in drinks from the bar at the poolside and a foot massage service is also available.
The spa at the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a truly remarkable Thai inspired haven. On entering the tranquil reception area guests will notice the subtle smells of Thai aromatic oils, the soft lighting and highly-trained inviting therapists. The spa offers a range of day and half day packages, Chakra blessing rituals, body rituals, massages, facials, yoga, body treatments and even tips on how you can recreate a Thai spa atmosphere at home.
The resorts own tennis club boasts two well-kept floodlit tennis courts. Equipment and clothing is complimentary.
The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a truly magical place with a variety of restaurants and bars interspersed amongst the verdant Thai landscaped grounds. The resort has a wide range of dining options including authentic Thai food and traditional northern Thai style khantoke dinner ceremonies to fine Italian dining and a couple of funky cocktail bars.
Elephant Bar is an ideal place to soak in the sunset and the resorts tranquil surroundings. The open-air pavilion style bar is decorated with large elephant umbrellas and offers a range of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails.
Guests may experience a traditional khantoke dinner- an old-fashion northern Thai or Lanna style dinner party. The cultural feast is based around sitting around a low rattan table and sharing small delicious dishes of food accompanied by sticky rice. The dishes consist of curries, fried pork skin, steamed vegetables, chili pastes and traditional Chiang Mai sausages. Whilst enjoying the meal northern Thai dancers will perform a traditional candle dance to the sounds of Lanna musicians.
Ratree Bar is named after a variety of jasmine. The bar has a smart yet causal atmosphere with large comfortable day beds, chairs and sofas. At night the bar is romantically lit up with candle light and provides the perfect setting to watch the sun go down. Guests may sample the bar's signature mango and sticky rice cocktails or rare wines and imported beers.
Sala Mae Rim serves mouthwatering authentic northern Thai and Thai cuisine. The large restaurant is set on decking over looking the beautiful Mae Rim Valley below. Diners can expect to find chefs specialties such as wok-fried lobster with cashew nuts, broiled lamb rack with spicy tamarind sauce and sticky rice and steamed chicken with lemon grass. Desserts range from mango and sticky rice, wild honey and lime sorbets to hot chocolate melt with caramelized pineapple and the Sala sundae containing coconut ice cream and Thai petit fours. The restaurant also serves classic afternoon tea and continental breakfast buffets.
Terraces serves Italian and international cuisine. The menu features tasty dishes such as quality steak, tender lamb chops, fresh green salad, seared sea bass with cauliflower mousse, cheese boards and classic tiramisu. The northern Thai Lanna stylerestaurant is located beside the main swimming pool, and provides an atmospheric open-air setting against the surrounding rice paddies and the distant Doi Suthep mountain range. The Terraces also has a popular Sunday lunch buffet with free flowing wines.