Meliá Chiang Mai Among Thailand’s Top Upcountry Hotels

Meliá Chiang Mai Among Thailand’s Top Upcountry Hotels

Meliá Chiang Mai has clinched a coveted spot in the prestigious ‘Travel + Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023’.

Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Macau this week named the hotel, which opened in April last year, with some of Chiang Mai’s most spectacular views and its highest rooftop bar, among the winners of Thailand’s ‘Upcountry Hotels’.

Readers of the publication voted the hotel in the ninth spot in Thailand’s Top Ten Upcountry Hotels.

A Premium Room at Meliá Chiang Mai

Meliá Chiang Mai’s general manager Marc Selinger said he and his team were thrilled that “our remarkable hotel had been recognized by readers of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Macau so soon after its 2022 debut”.

According to Burda Luxury, the publisher of Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Macau, the inaugural Luxury Awards Asia Pacific 2023 “shed light on and applaud the places and people that make Asia so outstanding in hospitality” and recognize and bring people together “who are truly making a difference in their fields and sharing best-in-class recommendations for our community of readers”.

Meliá Chiang Mai’s 22nd-floor Mai the Sky Bar provides a spectacular 360-degree vista across the city of Chiang Mai and beyond

Towering over Chiang Mai’s Ping River and Night Bazaar, Meliá Chiang Mai’s design pays tribute to Chiang Mai’s charming history and culture with a contemporary flair. The hotel’s dining landscape, that celebrates Mediterranean and Lanna (Northern Thai) cuisine, features restaurants Mai Restaurant & Bar and Laan Na Kitchen, bars Mai The Sky Bar and Tien Pool Bar, and lounges Ruen Kaew and The Level Lounge; the latter a 21st-floor executive lounge with panoramic views of the city. Meliá Chiang Mai’s jewel in the crown is the 360-degree rooftop bar Mai The Sky Bar – the highest in the city – on the 22nd floor. Mai The Sky Bar offers spectacular views of the River Ping to the city’s east and famed Doi Suthep Temple on the mountaintop to the west.

To contact Meliá Chiang Mai or to make a booking, email, call +66 52 090 699 or visit

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