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FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANG MAI >> There’s never a better time for a family getaway than summertime. And this year, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is introducing the Family Escape – Two Rooms Package, letting parents and kids spend time together when they want to, but also giving them their own space to enjoy. The package, designed especially for families with children under the age of 18 years, includes a second Pavilion at 50 percent off the room rate of the first.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai provides the perfect destination for a family getaway. With complimentary access to the Kids For All Seasons programme, opportunities to learn how to plant rice with the Resort’s team of rice farmers, a chance to get up-close-and-personal with Tong and Tone the resident water buffalo, or a mountain bike ride to the nearby village, there are plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. Budding chefs, both big and small, can learn the secrets of Thai cuisine with a cooking class for all the family at the Cooking School, and if all of this activity gets too much, the new kids’ and teens’ Spa treatments will provide a much-deserved bit of relaxation.
All this, combined with the luxury of extra space. What more could the family need to create lasting memories of a great summer getaway?
To make a booking, please call +66 (0) 53 298 181 or email us.
Escape to a gentle world of serenity, located in the heart of the northern Thai village of Mae Rim. Surrounded by lush green rice fields and lovingly landscaped gardens,
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai provides all you need to reconnect, relax, and
re-energise. From the spiritual sanctuary of the Spa to the region’s best Cooking School, and from early-morning yoga to authentic local flavours, Four Seasons transports you to a world of unforgettable experiences, set in the most beautiful of natural surroundings.
Exclusive Rates for Residents of Thailand
The following rates, exclusive for Thai citizens and expatriates living in Thailand, include breakfast for two, and one of the following added bonuses:
Choose one of the following :
• Thai Set Lunch at Sala Mae Rim
• Return Airport transfers
• One 60-minute Thai or Head & Shoulder Massage for two persons
Lower Rice Pavilion
Upper Rice Pavilion
Rates are exclusive of service charge and applicable government tax.
A minimum stay of 2 nights required.
Available from now until October 31st, 2011. Rates are subject to availability.
For more information and to make a booking, please contact the Four Seasons Resorts Thailand Reservations Department by telephone at (0) 2650 2650, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday January 22nd Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will be holding its annual charity concert in aid of the Viengping Children’s Home, Chiang Mai, an orphanage caring for babies and children with HIV, on Saturday January 22nd.
HE Admiral ML Usni Pramoj, Privy Councillor and renowned musician, will perform String Quartet in F major, Op 77, No 2 by Joseph Haydn, and his own composition, String Quintet No 1 for two violins, viola and violoncello.
Amongst the musicians accompanying him will be the concertmaster of the Princess Galyani Institute of Music. The evening starts at 5:30 pm with a cocktail reception, followed by the hour-long concert in the Resort’s Rachawadee Residence. Tickets are available with a minimum donation of THB850, or THB1,300 plus 17.7 percent applicable tax and service charge, the price including an alfresco buffet dinner with live-action stations at the Resort’s Cooking School.
Ticket holders will be eligible to enter a draw for weekend stays, spa treatments and cooking classes at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai.
For guests who would like to make the evening last that little bit longer, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai has created a special package that includes: • Elegant accommodations for two in a Garden Pavilion on the night of Friday, January 21st and/or Saturday, January 22nd; • Two tickets for the concert; • Welcome cocktail reception and refreshments during the intermission; • 20% discount on food at Sala Mae Rim and Terraces during the stay. The package rate is THB 9,999 per room per night, based on double occupancy and inclusive of applicable tax and service charge. For enquiries and to make a booking, please contact the Resort by telephone at +66 (0) 53 298 181, or e-mail email@example.com
Viengping Children’s Home was established in 1986 as a baby care unit attached to the Chiang Mai Boys’ Home, and is under the auspices of the Department of Public Welfare. The home was extended in 1988 to care for all orphaned children in the Northern region before being changed in 1997 to cater to babies and children up to the age of six years, and girls aged seven to 18 years.
The home also cares for children who are HIV-positive from birth and children orphaned as a result of the deaths of AIDS-infected parents. Viengping was the first orphanage in Thailand to take in children with HIV and initially accepted children from across the country. Other homes have followed its lead, and Viengping now cares for infected children from the 17 Northern provinces.
Above: Chef-Owner Daniel
255/18 Mahidol Rd., Ormmuang Super Highway
A Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel. 053 204800
Credit Cards: Master Card Only
The small Normandy-style restaurant is quite appealing, looking in at it from outside, and is situated on a corner in a remote part of Chiang Mai. Once inside the ten-table dining room of Chez Daniel, at least at night, is eerily dismal with a murky fish tank and untended bric-a-brac lining the walls. Two of the owner’s half-French half-Thai sons, acting as waiters in this family-owned business, plodded aimlessly around the dining room.
I never wish to write about negatives, especially about a restaurant whose owner was so obliging, but the dishes I sampled: escargots, jambon Normande, sanglier poivrade (from Laos) to be truthful, were not very good. The owner-chef was at the time of my visit recovering from major surgery, and that being the case, I give him the benefit of the doubt regarding the cooking, and expect that the dishes will most likely be sorted out when his health improves.
The highlight of the evening was the Calvados Special, baht 250, which he hand-carried back from Normandy in a plastic tea bottle (pictured below).
20/2 Soi 7 Nimmanhaemin Road,
Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100
Tel. (053) 226 590-2
Fax. (053) 226 459
The Grand Opening party of Beccofino Trattoria, Chiang Mai was held on February 28th, 2009. There was a large turnout as this city’s residents took a first hand look at the new Beccofino Italian Trattoria. Executive Chef/Partner, Angelo Rottoli who hails from 3-star Michelin restaurant Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy who was chosen to open a branch in Tokyo where he learned to speak Japanese. The recently constructed building that houses Beccofino in Chiang Mai has included some of the finest equipment including ceiling recessed 4-way air-conditioning units, you will not be disturbed by noise or air blowing direct onto you, it also features a custom-made wood burning pizza oven and a striking Venetian mural on the rear wall. An outdoor terrace overlooks a tree lined lane, No. 7, which branches off Chiang Mai’s trendy Nimmanhaemin Road.
18 Febuary 2009
Chiang Mai Merdien Hotel
A tasting of selected Antinori wines was held at the Italian restaurant Favola. Following were the wines tasted:
Cipresseto 2006 a very pleasant drinking Rose; Villa Antinori Bianco 2007, 70% Trebbiano and Malvasia, 30% Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco and Pinot Gris, light, fragrant and young; Chardonnay Bramito Del Cervo 2006 pale golden color with toasted vanilla; Villa Antinori Rosso 2004, 60% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah, ruby colored with soft tannins, berry fruit with a hint of oak;
Santa Cristina Chianti Superiore 2006 95% Sangiove, 5% Merlot. A lovely bouquet, good balance of fruit and tannin with floral hints a favorite over the years around the world; Marchese Antinori Chianti Classico Riserva 2004, 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and other red varieties, intense ruby color, a rounded and well-balanced wine; Moscato D’Asti 2007, 100% White Cannelli Moscato, typical Moscato characteristics with hints of honey.