Chiang Mai will soon have an InterContinental hotel – the InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping.

Located in downtown Chiang Mai near the famous Night Bazaar, Tha-Pae Gate, Warorot Market and more, the hotel is ideally located for both business and leisure travellers.

The property is scheduled to open this summer following extensive renovation works. It used to be the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

When the first phase of renovations is completed, the nature-ensconced hotel will feature 240 elegant rooms and suites overlooking the charming alleyways of the old city or the jungle-clad Doi Suthep mountain.

The guest rooms will feature Lanna-inspired décor showcasing traditional crafts, and spacious zen bathrooms with bathtubs and separate showers.

To further immerse guests into the indigenous Lanna culture, the hotel will curate bespoke culture-centric activities from traditional toy and umbrella-making classes to pottery workshops.

From a sophisticated rooftop bar and authentic Chinese dining with a modern twist to an elegant lobby lounge and a market-themed all-day-dining venue, the five restaurants and bars at InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping are carefully designed to help guests discover and savour northern Thailand’s unique flavours.

Meanwhile, a collection of glamorous event venues at InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping promises to be the backdrop to some of its guests’ most iconic and celebrated moments, with options ranging from the grand ballroom to a secluded central lawn set within the temple grounds for one-of-a-kind celebrations in the heart of Chiang Mai’s old town.

An oasis of serenity at the heart of the hotel, the manicured lawn encloses Wat Chang Kong, a 600-year-old stupa nestled in the shadow of a centuries-old tree. While available for private functions, the calming green space will be a cultural hub for the local community and guests to meet over rotating art exhibitions and music events.

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second largest city and capital of the North, is also host to incredible cultural and immersive experiences, including breathtaking temples like the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep and Wat Chedi Luang, or even heading to Doi Inthanon or Doi Suthep-Pui, two of Thailand’s national parks.