Thailand: Minor Hotels will introduce its NH Collection brand in Chiang Mai with an opening on the Mae Ping River, slated for Q1 2023.
Occupying two low-rise buildings, NH Collection Chiang Mai Ping River has been developed in partnership between Osmo Ping River, a subsidiary of Osmo Properties Group, and Minor Hotels.
It will feature 79 rooms and suites (some with private swimming pools), a restaurant, cafe, art space and bar, along with a fitness centre, swimming pool and deck.
Narong Othavorn, principal architect at SO Architects, led the design of the development. The Ping Hill Gallery – an archway showcasing contemporary Thai art on rotation – connects the bar and cafe.
Jirath Pavaravadhana, chairman of Osmo Properties Group, said: “We are confident that Thailand will reclaim its position as a top tourism destination, especially Chiang Mai which is blessed with natural beauty, cultural diversity, local cuisine and a pleasant climate in the cool season that has made the city popular with both Thai and international guests.
“It is our honour to partner with Minor Hotels on the first NH Collection in Thailand. We are excited to work with local Chiang Mai craftsmen in incorporating the art, culture and lifestyle of Lanna people into the design of this first upper-upscale hotel brand, which is already well established in Europe.”
Ramón Aragonés, CEO of NH Hotel Group, said: “The arrival of NH Collection in Thailand reinforces NH Hotel Group’s strategy of opening new hotels outside the traditional markets where we operate, such as Europe and America. We are proud to continue growing in new destinations such as the Asian continent and that our brands are so positively valued by our majority partner, Minor International, to achieve success in those markets.”
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO at Minor Hotels, said: “NH Collection Chiang Mai, with its riverside location minutes away from the Old City, is a singular venue surrounded by history, culture and nature. Every NH Collection experience is based on our promise to connect guests with the city’s soul, so getting the destination right was extremely important for our first NH Collection property in Asia. Together with our partner Osmo Ping River we look forward to giving the city of Chiang Mai a truly standout property that will speak of its standing as Thailand’s centre of creativity.”
NH Collection is NH Hotel Group’s upper-upscale brand. NH Hotel Group operates over 350 hotels in Europe and America and has been working with Minor Hotels since 2019.
Minor Hotels, an international hotel owner, operator and investor, currently has ore than 520 hotels in operation across 55 countries.