Home From Home In The Heart Of The City: The Shangri-La At Chiang Mai
A bustling city in mountainous northern Thailand, Chiang Mai charms visitors with the vestiges of walls, moats and temples in the historical old town. Surrounded by lush rainforests, waterfalls, jungles and elephant sanctuaries, Chiang Mai has a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect restless wanderers and the luxurious Shangri-La resort hotel is the ideal base from which to explore it.
Perfectly placed within the heart of Chiang Mai a short stroll from the vibrant Night Market, the marble lined reception and guest areas of the Shangri-La Hotel leads to a tropical garden and relaxing poolside- the perfect place to relax with a Tom Yum Mojito or two.
The rooms at the Shangri-La offer a comfortable home from home with plump scatter cushions cascading from the bed- the perfect place to relax and enjoy the view from the huge picture windows. The beds are so comfortable that your forty winks may well turn into four hours but thankfully the cavernous power shower hits the spot, reinvigorating us in time for dinner and a night of exploring the city.
Dining at the Shangri-La is a truly world class event with the hotel’s Kad Kafé, named after the local word for market, offering a delicious international spread that includes Thai, Chinese, Japanese, European and Mediterranean specialities. We also experienced an authentic Szechuan dining experience at the hotel’s China Kitchen – we loved the duck cooked three ways with plenty of spice!
If r a night of fine dining and city exploring leaves you feeling a little jaded then the Shangri-La’s in house spa could be the perfect place to relax. Offering a range of treatments including a traditional Thai massage, guest can also make use of the hotel’s extensive gym before unwinding further in the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.