Mövenpick opens new hotel in Chiang Mai
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is making its mark in northern Thailand with the opening of the brand’s first property in the kingdom’s cultural capital, Chiang Mai.
The 266 rooms Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai opened its doors to guests earlier this month, marking another milestone in the hospitality company’s Asian expansion strategy and growing its portfolio in Thailand to six properties.
Conveniently located in one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, the hotel overlooks the sprawling Night Bazaar district and is a short walking distance to many cultural attractions such as Chiang Mai Old City Wall and Tha Pae Gate. Ping Riverside and Sunday Walking Street is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
It is also just a 10-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport, 10km from Chiang Mai National Convention & Exhibition Centre, and close to many tourist hotspot areas that surround the city.
The hotel features seven different room categories – Classic, Superior, Deluxe, Premier, Junior Suite, Suites, and Family Suites – while dining options include Thai and international cuisine at Feung Fah Restaurant, an all-day venue designed with wooden elements to emulate the style of a local food market. Le Bistrot is a themed Italian-Thai fusion eatery, featuring a terrace with views of the bustling Night Bazaar, while the hotel also features a Lobby Bar and Rooftop Pool Bar.
Olivier Chavy, president and CEO of Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts, said: “The opening of Mövenpick Suriwongse Hotel Chiang Mai bolsters our cluster strategy in Thailand where we aim to operate hotels and resorts in leading cities and holiday destinations across the country. It also strengthens our presence in Southeast Asia where our development pipeline continues to grow at pace.”
Mövenpick currently manages two properties in Bangkok, two in Phuket and one in Pattaya and has three more in active development, with the 111-key Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai and 96-key Mövenpick Asara Resort & Spa Hua Hin both set to open in 2018 and the 220-key Mövenpick Resort Mai Khao Beach – the company’s third property in Phuket – on track to launch the following year (2019).