At the Villa Water Orchid, the intimate B&B-style experience goes considerably upmarket, thanks to an Irish owner who has filled this four-suite inn with...more
This breathtaking compound of timber and concrete structures scattered across a valley dense with rice paddies, wildflowers, and tropical greenery is a...more
This 45-room hideaway pioneered the boutique-hotel trend in Chiang Mai when it opened in 2002. Set back from Rajadamnoen Road, a major east-west artery, and...more
Fancy a night at an Asian museum? Sweet-smelling frangipani trees and a classic form inspired by a Lanna-style temple give this 23-room boutique hotel a...more
Just a little over a year old, this 30-room hotel lies on a narrow, winding soi in Wat Gate, a heritage neighborhood just east of the Ping River. Thai-style...more
A successful truck dealer with a taste for art, Suchet Suwanmongkol underwrote the $75 million dream of a young, unknown architect to build an ancient Asian...more
After more than a decade, this ornate gem still sparkles as Chiang Mai's most elegant resort. The serene villas, set amid 20 acres of teak forest and rice...more
D2, the precocious new brand of the Dusit hotel chain, is more Soho than Southeast Asia. The staff—make that "agents''—are younger than you, thinner...more
An instant classic since its 2005 opening, the four-story Chedi occupies the former grounds of the British Consulate, a 1920s building retained as the hotel's...more
After overseeing the sprawling, $75 million Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, architect Rachen "Taam'' Intawong went for up close and personal with this eight-room...more
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