Spy on good company at the bar – pairing inventive concoctions by our Resident Mixologist with gourmet Asian and Latin bites. Ascend to the upper vintage salons and river view terrace for surreal dining –savouring a choice of modern Thai, Chinese-Szechuanese and Vietnamese cuisines.
Behind a secret bookshelf door, the private dining room reveals the element of surprise. The wine cellar provides a connoisseur haven for wine tasting journeys or an intimate dinner. Our private whiskey room pours the finest single malts. Cuban cigars are presented by the Cigar Aficionado. Anantara’s famous afternoon tea charms on the veranda, overlooking manicured riverside gardens.
In early December 2017, Chiang Mai was awarded the UNESCO title of Creative City. In 2015, Chiang Mai was on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage inscription. Chiang Mai was one of two tourist destinations in Thailand on TripAdvisor's 2014 list of "25 Best Destinations in the World", where it stands at number 24. Chiang Mai's historic importance is derived from its close proximity to the Ping River and major trading routes.
While officially the city (thesaban nakhon, "city municipality") of Chiang Mai only covers most parts of the Mueang Chiang Mai District with a population of 160,000, the city's sprawl extends into several neighboring districts. The Chiang Mai metropolitan area has a population of nearly one million people, more than half the total of Chiang Mai Province.