For many, Chiang Mai brings images of Thai temples, elephants, open-air markets and mountains. Although charming and rustic, the city doesn’t boast much luxury unlike other parts of the country such as Koh Samui. Overlooking the Mai Ping River, Chiang Mai’s main waterway, The Chedi hotel is a modern, spectacular oasis away from noisy central Chiang Mai. As one of the resorts of the boutique five-star hotel chain GHM, The Chedi opened its doors in 2006 to transcend all notions of luxury and tranquility. With its cutting edge facilities, an out-of-this-world spa, outdoor pool and impeccable service, The Chedi provides its guests with an experience they will treasure forever. Contemporarily designed with only 84 stylish rooms, polished wooden floors and huge glass doors leading to balcony views on the river are just some of the features that will strike you when you step into the big rooms at The Chedi. With a luxurious and elegant design, the bathrooms were constructed as an open plan behind thick wooden doors that can be closed for privacy. Modernly designed rooms accentuated with wooden features Besides the five-star amenities, the hotel service is attentive to every guest’s needs. Allergic to mosquito bites? The restaurant, bar, and rooms have their own mosquito repellent. Tired of paying crazy prices for Internet access? At The Chedi, each room has free WiFi service. The old British Consulate turned into The Chedi’s famous Indian/Thai food restaurant The Chedi was constructed around what was once the British Consulate, steps away from the city’s famous night market and Sunday Walking Street. The hotel restaurant, built inside the old British Consulate, provides guests with an outdoor patio with views on the river. Renown for their exquisite Indian Cuisine, The Chedi restaurant as well serves westernized starters and Thai dishes. With two tandoori ovens in the kitchen, spices imported directly from India and a menu created by two Indian chefs, the food is even better than in most parts of the Indian continent. Don’t forget to order the naan bread – fluffier and lighter than most you’ve ever tasted. Such attention to detail and the impeccable service never falters at The Chedi. If the $300-price tag of the rooms shies you away, do stop over at the restaurant for drinks or a meal. You won’t regret it. Check out The Chedi website for more details and online bookings. Address: 123 Charoen Prathet, Chang Khlan, Mueang Chiant Mai, Chiang Mai 50100 Phone number: 053-253-333 Share this:Like this:Like Loading... jb YOUR ARTICLE BRINGS ME WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF 2010 SUMMER HOLIDAYS THAT I SPENT AT THE CHEDI. IT IS DEFINITELY WORTHWHILE TO COME BACK THERE. http://LOVEIT!! rafael AMAZING ARTICLE!! VERY ACCURATE! LOVE IT!