30-Room Riverside Resort Opens in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The 30-room X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort has opened.
The resort boasts a prime waterfront location just a 20-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport and 10 minutes from the centre of the old city, the Sunday Night Walking Street, and famous Night Bazaar.
The X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort offers spacious rooms and suites ranging from 50 to 177.5 square metres in size. Two Tamarind Suites overlook the resort’s green inner courtyard, while 20 Riverfront Suites feature balconies with river views. The six Grand Suite River View include a separate indoor seating area and the two Pool Suite River View open onto their own gardens with 10-metre private pools.
All the accommodation options come with comfort spring beds, 42-inch 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TVs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, coffee machines and electron charging stations. Those staying in a Pool Suite River View also get a complimentary mini bar, oversized bathtub for two, and a secluded garden seating area facing the river.
Rooftop pool at the X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort in Thailand. Click to enlarge.
When they are not relaxing on their furnished balcony, guests can stroll along a riverside path right in front of the resort, go kayaking on the river, or head up to the rooftop, which offers a gym, a rooftop pool complete with sunken loungers. Open exclusively to resort guests, the intimate yet spacious rooftop space also has a bar and provides the perfect place for a cocktail while watching the sun sink behind the iconic Doi Suthep mountain range.
“The property was built on the site of an old rice winery and we actually unearthed some antique remnants during construction,” said Ewan Taylor, General Manager, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort. “Great effort went into preserving the natural features of the estate, which included a dramatic row of 120-year-old tamarind trees, all of which remain standing as part of the hotel’s unique character.”
Also set to push the envelope is the resort’s Oxygen Dining Room, which features a menu created by consulting Michelin-starred chef from France.
Known for his Michelin-starred restaurant L’Auberge de la Charme in Dijon, France, Chef Nicolas Isnard’s menu is prepared by the restaurant’s Executive Chef Alexandre Demard and his team.
“Thai cuisine offers some of the most thrilling flavours, textures and ingredients in the world,” says Chef Nicolas. “At Oxygen Dining Room we’ve created a very special space where diners can discover a new level of Thai gastronomy blending time honoured Thai flavours with refined French preparation techniques – all in a setting that rivals some of the best restaurants in the world.”
Another unique food and beverage offering at X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is the cosmopolitan H20 Water Bar & Tea Lounge, which has a selection of imported and infused waters, an extensive loose leaf tea selection, and a menu of delectable desserts created by the restaurant team.
“As the first X2 Resort in Chiang Mai, we’re proud to bring our renowned hospitality brand’s signature style and service to the region and fully expect the resort to become known as one of Chiang Mai’s leading boutique hotels,” added Mr. Taylor.