Chiang Mai: Boutique Hotel 137 Pillars House Opens

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Built in 1889 to accommodate the manager of the British East Borneo Company, 137 Pillars House has been lovingly restored into a 30-suite boutique hotel. While the stately teak-wood building has retained its oriental elegance, the hotel delivers the level of comfort one would expect from a high-end establishment of its caliber. Elements reminiscent of days gone by such as tiled verandas, cane shades, rattan furniture, and free-standing Victorian baths are complemented by modern facilities such as flat screen televisions, wi-fi, and outdoor garden showers. Two of the hotel’s Louis Leonowens Suites feature private infinity pools.

The hotel’s range of dining options includes The Library Bar where guests can enjoy Italian and local coffee, wine, and aperitifs; The Parlor, which serves afternoon tea the way Chiang Mai’s early British settlers enjoyed it; The Dining Room for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; and The Kitchen where guests can hone their culinary skills at the Thai cooking demonstrations.

The hotel is located in the historic Wat Gate area of Chiang Mai. Room rates start at US$400 per night during launch.

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