Best Western plans Chiang Mai debut

Best Western International has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Thailand with the 100-room Best Western Chiang Mai. The hotel, set to open in December 2007, is eyeing the city’s fast-growing business and social event scene with its glass-lined rooftop function room offering a 360-degee panorama that takes in the famed Doi Suthep Mountain.

Set in Chiang Mai’s commercial and tourism center, just five minutes from the airport and downtown, the three-storey hotel places business travelers, couples and families in a comfortable, relaxing base, whether for meetings or excursions to the area’s cultural attractions and eco-adventures.

The Mountain View function room crowns the hotel, delivering a high-tech and easily reconfigurable 322-sqm space that can accommodate up to 300-delegate conferences and host banquets for 200 guests. The 175-sqm Foyer presents an excellent alternative for receptions and cocktail parties.

Each of Best Western Chiang Mai’s 87 superior rooms and 13 suites opens to a private balcony vista of Doi Suthep Mountain and the northern Thai countryside. The Junior and Grand Suites feature amply furnished living rooms including day beds, and all guestrooms are wired with the latest e-connections.

Guests will be able to pamper themselves in one of six spa therapy rooms at the hotel. Each is designed based on the hotel’s superior rooms, providing a perfect atmosphere for a soothing, rejuvenating treatment.