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Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai

  • Mae Rim-Samoeng Old Road, 50180 Mae Rim, Chiang Mai, Thailand

    April 1995

    Max Musto
Physical Features

Total Number of Rooms: 98

  • Pavilions: 64
  • Pool Villas: 12
  • Private Residence Rentals: 22
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Design Aesthetic:

  • Lanna Kingdom style blends regional cultures of Burma, India and China
  • Resort layout reminiscent of a Thai village, with pavilions surrounding a working rice farm


  • Chiang Mai Architects Collaborative (resort facilities, pavilions)
  • Bunnag Architects (residence rooms, spa)
  • Bensley Design Group Studios (cooking school)

Interior Designer(s): ABACUS Design Co. Ltd.

History: Opened 1995, rebranded as Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai in 2003


  • Within Mae Rim Valley overlooking Doi Suthep Mountain range
  • Set in 13 hectares (32 acres) of landscaped gardens and rice terraces with two small lakes, lily ponds, waterfalls and working rice farm

Size: 900 sq m / 9,000 sq ft

Interior Designer: Bunnag Architects (Bangkok)

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Design Aesthetic:

  • Inspired by a northern Thai temple in the ancient Lanna Kingdom style
  • Design elements of mythical serpents create a protected area according to local tradition
  • Dramatic palette of maroon, gold leaf, black and white, featuring commissioned artwork and sculptures
  • Combination of indoor/outdoor treatment areas for natural atmosphere

Number of Treatment Rooms: 7

Signature Treatment:


  • Prai Hair Treatment
  • Lanna Herbal Facial
  • Ytasara Chum Chun Facial

Special Features:

  • Some suites with individual soaking tubs on semi-enclosed salas (terraces)
  • Five suites with private herbal aromatherapy steam rooms
  • Two suites with double rain showers
  • Chakra steam rooms


Executive Chef: Liam Nealon

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xamples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Honey
  • Lemongrass, galangal, cilantro, Thai chilli, sweet basil, torch ginger, water lily
  • Kaffir limes, fresh coconut milk, Royal Project tomatoes, bai nart, bell peppers, black peppers, artichokes, fennel, white asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, yellow squash, red radishes, fava beans, cardoon, purple cauliflower, zucchini flowers, curly lettuce, lollo rosso, red and green oak-leaf lettuce, escarole, watercress, sorrel, vine leaves, chicory, arugula, Ceylon spinach, horenso
  • Tarragon, rosemary, sage, thyme, lemon thyme, lemon balm, spearmint, bay leaves, oregano, marjoram, fenugreek, chervil, plai
  • Oranges, pomelo, watermelons, pomegranates, kumquats, star fruit, guava, mangoes, longan, papayas, bananas, lychee, pineapples, gooseberries, cashew nuts, banana blossoms, frangipani

Restaurant: Terraces

  • Cuisine: Casual Italian
  • Signature Dish: Seared sea bass, bell pepper stuffed with garlic shrimp and cauliflower mousse
  • Outdoor Seating: 58
  • Designer: Chiang Mai Architects Collaborative, Ajarn Chulathat Kitibutr

Restaurant: KHAO

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Signature Dishes: Catfish salad, goong mae narm yang, tom yum kha moo, chin hum, gai ok
  • Indoor Seating: 56
  • Outdoor Seating: 52
  • Outdoor Seating Under Roof: 12

Restaurant: Rice Barn

  • Cuisine: Thai or international
  • Indoor Seating: 2

Lounge: Ratree Bar and Lounge

  • Cuisine: International snacks
  • Outdoor seating: 24


  • Number of Tennis Courts: 2
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  • Name of Course: Summit Green Valley Country Club
    • Date Open: 1990
    • Designer: Dennis Griffiths & Associaites
    • Par: 72
    • Yardage: 7,202
    • Number of Holes: 18
    • Additional Services:
      • Pro shop
      • Golf instruction available
      • Driving range
      • Putting green
      • Clubs rental
  • Name of Course: Royal Chiang Mai Golf Resort
    • Date Open: 1996
    • Designer: Peter Thomson
    • Par: 72
    • Yardage: 6,969
    • Number of Holes: 18
    • Additional Services:
      • Pro shop
      • Golf instruction available
      • Driving range
      • Putting green
      • Clubs rental

On-site Activities:

  • Mountain bikes
  • The Gecko Club for kids
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Hot and cold whirlpools

Off-site Activities:

  • All-terrain vehicle excursions
  • Golf – 5 minutes
  • Horseback riding – 15 minutes


  • Number of Pools: 3

Fitness Facilities:

  • Special Features:
    • Mountain bikes to explore the countryside
    • Yoga barn
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Gentle stretch class: Complimentary
    • Body toning workout: Complimentary
    • Introductory strength training: Complimentary
    • Muay Thai boxercise: Fee applicable
    • Yoga (ashtanga or Iyengar): Fee applicable
For Younger Guests

Kids for All Seasons: Activities include rice planting, sculpture making, umbrella painting, Thai dancing and cooking classes

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Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 455 sq m / 4,889 sq ft

Largest Ballroom: 393 sq m / 4,230 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 130

Banquet Capacity: 230

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Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 150

Private Dining Room Capacity: 150

Unique Meeting and Event Facilities:

  • Main meeting room is residence-style with fountains, outside deck and full kitchen
  • Cooking school for private parties
Corporate Social Responsibility

Provides scholarships for students at Mae Rim Wittayakom School

Annual renovation and repair of local temples

Provides local hill tribes with medical supplies and school equipment

Annual charity concert in support of local orphanage

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Special Features

Fully equipped cooking school

A team of 40 full-time gardeners and working water buffalos maintains rice paddies, organic kitchen farm and landscaped gardens

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