In an age where travellers seek more than just a stay, the InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping has unveiled its majestic doors, pioneering a new chapter in luxury hospitality within the heart of Chiang Mai’s old city. A testament to refined elegance, the hotel stands as a cultural nexus, connecting guests to the soul of Northern Thailand through its storied past and the enduring Lanna heritage.
IHG Hotels & Resorts, in a strategic collaboration with Asset World Corporation (AWC), Thailand’s premier integrated lifestyle real estate group, has meticulously crafted this contemporary haven. The hotel’s design, a masterful conversion helmed by Thailand’s celebrated PIA Interior, weaves the storied legacy of the former Imperial Mae Ping Hotel with the intricate tapestry of local heritage, creating an ambience that resonates with the echoes of holidaymakers from decades past.
Upon arrival, guests are embraced by the melodic resonance of gong chimes, a sacred tradition that harkens to the adjacent Wat Chang Kong and its 600-year-old stupa—a testament to the local gong-making community. This auditory embrace welcomes and transports guests into the region’s cultural heartbeat.
Set against the backdrop of Chiang Mai’s iconic landscapes, the InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping is a verdant oasis, offering a selection of 240 luxurious rooms and suites with vistas spanning the historic old town to the serene Doi Suthep mountain. A stone’s throw away lies the city’s historic Tha-Pae Gate and the vibrant energy of its walking streets and night bazaar.
Within these stately accommodations, contemporary minimalism merges with Lanna-inspired decor. Each detail, from lacquered panels to wood-carved sculptures, encapsulates the spirit of traditional Lanna craftsmanship brought to life by local artisans. The hotel’s Premium Rooms and Suites elevate the experience with Club InterContinental benefits, where privileges such as deluxe breakfasts and evening cocktails are but a taste of the indulgence that awaits.
A gastronomic journey into the flavours of the north awaits at the hotel’s venues. The Gad Lanna, mirroring a traditional market, offers a seasonal tapestry of northern dishes from organic ingredients and heritage cooking methods. At Kam Lobby Lounge, guests can sip on locally sourced Monsoon Tea or indulge in post-sunset jazz-accompanied cocktails. Meanwhile, the 16th-floor Hong’s Chinese Restaurant & Sky Bar is a culinary ode to historic Lanna-Chinese trade routes, offering panoramic views alongside fiery Sichuan and Cantonese fare.
The InterContinental Chiang Mai, The Mae Ping, extends its cultural embrace through a plethora of activities that delve deep into the local ethos—from tea blending workshops to exhilarating jungle treks. Aligning with the hotel’s vision of becoming a cultural hub, guests can expect rotating art exhibitions and performances meticulously curated in collaboration with The Center for the Promotion of Arts and Culture of Chiang Mai University.
Event planners will find their haven within the hotel’s elegant array of venues, including the Grand Ballroom and a lush central lawn, ideal for both opulent weddings and corporate events. For leisure, an outdoor pool and a state-of-the-art fitness centre await, while the serenity of The Li Spa beckons with traditional Tok Sen massages—a nod to Northern Thailand’s healing practices.
With exclusive discovery packages starting from THB 6,400+++ per night and additional discounts for IHG One Rewards members, the InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping is not just a stay—it’s an odyssey into the luxury, culture, and the heart of Lanna legacy. Visit InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping to embark on this unparalleled journey.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)