Along the Mae Ping River among soaring Thai pagodas, 137 Pillars
House inhabits a verdant enclave of lady palms, mimosa trees and tropical
flowers. Thirty suites with every modern luxury revive Oriental elegance
that culminates in the original 19th century main building for which
the hotel is named. Surrounding cultural treasures await discovery as
do the spa’s Thai and aromatherapy treatments.
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|Architectural historians and conservationists worked
meticulously to reinforce the integrity of the original 1889 structure
at 137 Pillars House. Our guests can expect the same nostalgic ambience
in all 30 suites, along with the latest modern comforts and conveniences.
|Rajah Brooke Suite : 20 rooms
All larger than 70 square metres, these one king bedroom suites each extend to an airy, vintage tiled veranda over tropical gardens with cane shades for privacy, rattan planter’s chair and plush day bed. Beyond a vast walk-in closet, the en suite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, free standing Victorian bath, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers. For families, we offer these as interconnecting suites.
East Borneo Suite : 6 rooms
Averaging 75 metres and accessible by private corridor, each one king bed or twin bedroom suite extends to an airy, vintage tiled veranda over tropical gardens with cane shades for privacy, rattan planter’s chair and plush day bed. Beyond a vast walk-in closet, the en suite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, free standing Victorian bath, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers.
William Bain Terrace Suite : 2 rooms
Overlooking the historic pillars house, infinity pool and garden wall from the upper floor, both suites are 100 square metres. Each suite has a bedroom with a King bed, a generous living room and an airy veranda with cane shades for privacy. The ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins has a vast walk-in closet and a sunken bath facing onto the tropical foliage.
Louis Leonowens Pool Suite : 2 rooms
Our 135 square metres ground floor suite includes a bedroom with a King bed, an ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins, a sunken bath facing onto the tropical foliage and separate indoor/outdoor showers. The bedroom is separated with french doors that leads to a generous living room overlooking the infinity pool, garden wall and historic pillars house. More private pleasures may be enjoyed in each suite’s own 5.5 x 2.5 metre swimming pool.
|The Library Bar :
We've collected our favorite books on Chiang Mai and
Thailand here inside Pillars House, plus vivid coffee table books, histories
& mysteries, popular paperbacks, this month’s magazines from around
the globe and all the notable newspapers plus a wide selection of DVDs
The Parlor : Afternoon high tea is served in the classic style as Chiang Mai’s early foreign visitors enjoyed. Partake of these scrumptious pleasures in this cozy indoor nook within Pillars House, by the infinity or on The Lawn. All offer relaxed environments for our guests to meet & mingle over bespoke tea blends, coffee concoctions and complimentary Thai sweets.
The Wine Cellar : Toast your days of historic exploring, elephant trekking or sunbathing with sips from our well-edited selection of New and Old World vintages from around the world, including notable Thai wines that are gaining international recognition. Join our regularly scheduled wine tastings or host a private event in this intimate gathering place inside Pillars House, pairing your favorites with European cheeses and Thai tapas.
The Dining Room : For breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Dining Room adjacent to Pillars House is a stylish yet comfortable environment to savor our favorite recipes prepared with fresh organic ingredients. Diverse and accommodating menus offer classic Thai fare meant to be shared and seasonally inspired international dishes, all showcasing the distinctive harvests of local farmers. Go al fresco on the adjacent courtyard surrounded by our tropical gardens.
The Kitchen : Thai sunlit and you won't be cleaning up, our Kitchen is a showpiece and gathering place for Thai cooking demonstrations from our gourmet and visiting chefs who also host meals around the shiny countertop. We welcome you regardless of prior cooking experience to share in lively conversation and the delectable fruits of your culinary labor.
Private Dining : The discreet staff of 137 Pillars House will deliver any of our dishes to your living quarters or guide you to a private spot on the property grounds. Set at least one night aside for our chef’s BBQ on the expansive verandah of your suite. For adventure filled days or upon departure, allow our kitchen team to prepare gourmet picnic baskets and light lunch boxes good to go.
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|The Drawing Room :
The 19th century directors of the British Borneo Company
would certainly be impressed by our fully modern meeting facility supported
by all necessary business centre services. It is the ideal venue for
a small private dining function, social gathering or business meeting.
Our gourmet food and extensive beverage selection can be customized
to suit any occasion.
The Spa : Thais learn the art of massage from a young age. When it came to providing these services to our guests, we knew just what to do. We endured the necessary kneading to carefully select our top-notch team of professionally trained therapists and created a non-clinical spa to pamper our guests in holistic pleasures. Our tightly edited menu of massage and spa treatments features classical and current Asian methods from Aromatherapy to Thai Massage and Yoga. We also offer private lessons with our therapists to initiate guests in the timeless techniques of Thai massage. Beauty rituals integrate local organics and ancient secrets. Essential oils are distilled on site and freshly made beauty products come straight from our garden. All our natural spa products are stringently tested to be suitable for all skin types.
The Gymnasium : There is no need for even the most relaxing vacation to derail your fitness regime. Our air-conditioned facility is equipped with the latest multi-station free unit and free weights as well as computer controlled cardio-vascular equipment including treadmills, an elliptical trainer and upright bicycle. Located among the many pillars, this contemporary fitness facility is available anytime a guest wishes to work up a sweat.
The Swimming Pool : Go horizontal for a suntan or dive into our shimmering 25 x 5.5 metre pool. Snacks, sweets and fresh fruit drinks are available poolside, as well as all items off our main menus, delivered by, from our attentive team who drop by with complimentary homemade sorbet, cool mineral water, cold towels and atomizer mist to take the edge off North Thailand’s steamy swelter.
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