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Shangri La Hotel Chiang Mai now open

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Lars Magnusson, eTN Chiang Mai  Jan 06, 2008

Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai is now officially open as the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts group’s second hotel in Thailand, a renowned luxurious five-star hotel group.

The opening ceremony was officiated over by Mr. Pong Sarasin, chairman of Shangri-La Hotel Public Company Limited, Thailand. Board members, owners and officers from Shangri-La Hotel International Management, Hong Kong and Shangri-La Hotel Public Company Limited, Thailand, high-level government officials and other VIP guests gathered to celebrate the opening of Chiang Mai’s newest luxury hotel. The official launch ceremony was held in the hotel’s Grand Lanna Ballroom and began with religious rites. The unveiling of the outdoor signage for Shangri La Hotel, Chiang Mai followed, and Mr. Sarasin struck a traditional Thai gong to symbolise the official opening of the hotel.

Also on the official opening day, the very first guests to arrive at the hotel, Mr. Kong and Mrs. Kamolthip Limkool and their two daughters, checked in just before 10 a.m. Mr. Philip Dailey, general manager of the hotel, greeted the family on arrival with a large bouquet of flowers before a souvenir photo of the family was taken. They were very honoured and impressed with the warm welcome.

Along with the renowned Shangri-La hospitality, services, facilities and amenities, Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai has 281 guestrooms and four food and beverage outlets. With Chiang Mai’s largest meeting and event centre space of 3,500 square metres, the hotel’s function rooms provide unlimited possibilities for various events, special meetings and grand exhibitions. The function rooms can easily accommodate a banquet or event for up to 1,700 guests and a fully equipped auditorium is available at the hotel.
Shangri-La Hotel, Chiang Mai is positioned as a deluxe city resort, complementing its sister property, Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok. Its design and architecture are influenced by the city’s 700-year history and strong cultural heritage and a “Lanna Renaissance” theme is highlighted throughout its facilities. The new hotel is located in the heart of Chiang Mai on Chang Klan Road, a convenient 10-minute drive from the domestic and international airports, and within walking distance of the city’s famous night bazaar.

Chiang Mai is a naturally beautiful and rich locale with fine weather. Internationally known as one of the most popular destinations in Asia, Chiang Mai is famous for its art, crafts and culture. Popular sights and places for guests to visit in Chiang Mai include approximately 300 historical temples, various cultural centres, the zoo and elephant camps. Guests will also find an extraordinary range of shops dealing in crafts, textiles, ceramics, gems, jewellery, woodcarvings and antiques.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and manages 55 hotels under Shangri-La and Traders brands with a rooms inventory of over 27,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, mainland China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The group has over 48 projects under development in Austria, Canada, mainland China, France, India, Japan, Macau, Maldives, Philippines, Qatar, Seychelles, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information or reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

Shangri La Hotel Chiang Mai now open



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