137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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 after which the hotel is named. Surrounding cultural treasures await discovery as do the spa’s Thai and aromatherapy treatments.
This luxurious 30 suite boutique Hotel is built around a colonial teak homestead built in the early 1800’s. Guests can expect the same nostalgic ambience in all 30 suites, along with the latest modern comforts and conveniences. The home-style residential concept of 137 Pillars House allows visitors to participate and share in the richness of a likeminded international community while creating plenty of space for sublime intimacy in sumptuous suites and throughout the tropical grounds.
The staff’s ambition is that guests of 137 Pillars House will collect meaningful experiences that remain in their hearts long after they leave. More than building a very comfortable place to sleep, they sincerely hope to create exceptional memories for every guest on every single day.
Location and Transfers
Situated in Wat Gate close to the Mae Ping River in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
It takes approximately 25 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport by car to get to the hotel.
Rajah Brooke Suite, 20 suites – all larger than 70 sqm, 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 ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, free standing Victorian bath, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers. For families, they are offered as interconnecting suites
East Borneo Suite, 6 suites – averaging 75 sqm 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 ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, free standing Victorian bath, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers
William Bain Terrace Suite, 2 suites – overlooking the historic pillar house, infinity pool and garden wall from the upper floor, both 100 sqm, one King bedroom suites extend to a generous living room and airy, vintage tiled veranda with cane shades for privacy, rattan planter’s chair and plush day bed. Beyond a vast walk-in closet, the ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, sunken bath facing onto the tropical foliage, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers
Louis Leonowens Pool Suite, 2 suites – these two top-tier ground floor suites each sprawl across 135 sqm, including a generous living room and Super King bedroom with French doors overlooking the infinity pool, garden wall and historic pillared house. Beyond a vast walk-in closet, the ensuite bathroom with dual washbasins includes a sunlit WC, sunken bath facing onto the tropical foliage, separate indoor and outdoor garden showers. More private pleasures may be enjoyed in each suite’s own 5.5 x 2.5 metre swimming pool
The Dining Room – for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Dining Room adjacent to Pillars House is a stylish yet comfortable environment to savour the hotel’s favourite 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 the tropical gardens
The Wine Cellar – toast your days of historic exploring, elephant trekking or sunbathing with sips from the well-edited selection of New and Old World vintages from around the world, including notable Thai wines that are gaining international recognition. Join the regularly scheduled wine tastings or host a private event in this intimate gathering place inside Pillars House, pairing your favourites with European cheeses and Thai tapas
The Parlour – 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 guests to meet & mingle over bespoke tea blends, coffee concoctions and complimentary Thai sweets
The Library Bar – there is a collection of favourite 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 and CDs
The Kitchen – Thai sunlit and you won’t be cleaning up, the Kitchen is a showpiece and gathering place for Thai cooking demonstrations from gourmet and visiting chefs who also host meals around the shiny countertop. You are welcomed regardless of prior cooking experience to share in lively conversation and the delectable fruits of your culinary labour
Private Dining – the discreet staff of 137 Pillars House will deliver any of the kitchen’s dishes to your living quarters or guide you to a private spot on the property grounds. Set at least one night aside for the chef’s BBQ on the expansive veranda of your suite. For adventure-filled days or upon departure, allow the kitchen team to prepare gourmet picnic baskets and light lunch boxes good to go
Facilities and Activities
The Drawing Room – the ideal venue for a small private dining function, social gathering or business meeting
Market Garden – 137 Pillars House Master Gardener takes full advantage of Chiang Mai’s cooler climate to grow organic fruits and vegetables for guests
Thai Music and Dancing