Four Seasons Resort | Chiang Mai | Thailand

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The Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai – Spacious Lanna-style pavilions overlook terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailand’s northern capital. From the Thai cooking school to the acclaimed spa and flawless service, a signature Four Seasons experience. Sample the diversity of Thailand by pairing your visit with a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok, an urban oasis in the capital.

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Location
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Mae Rim, Chiang Mai
No of Rooms
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64
Time from Bangkok Airport
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55 minutes

“Service here is superb: It’s not uncommon to have a towel handed to you as you emerge from the infinity-edge pool or a call for room service from one of the resort’s farthest “town house pavillions” to be answered within an impressive 15 minutes. – ” www.forbestraveler.com, 2008

Accommodation

Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai offers 64 elegantly appointed pavilions, each with a private covered verandah, and 16 magnificent residences. All are furnished in a style consistent with a luxurious northern Thai home and fitted with all modern conveniences.

All rooms include:

  • CD player
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Connection for MP3 players
  • Down duvets
  • Down pillows
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic pillows on request
  • In-room safe
  • iPod docking station

Note :Fees may apply

  • Iron and ironing board
  • Make-up mirror
  • Multi-line telephone(s) with voicemail
  • Refrigerated private bar
  • Satellite television
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Thick terry bathrobes
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Wired or wireless Internet access
Pavilions
Upper Rice Terrace Pavilion

Housed in two-storey clusters of four, the Upper Rice Terrace Pavilions offer a luxurious living space with a vaulted ceiling and a private outdoor Thai sala with a spectacular panoramic view of the Suthep mountain range and the Resort’s working rice paddy fields.

  • Each pavilion features polished teak floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans.
  • The Thai sala offers additional private outdoor living space with a wood floor, high ceiling with fan, northern Thai-style daybed, dining table and chairs.
  • The bathroom overlooks a secluded garden and features a deep soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Panoramic view of the Suthep Mountain Range and the Resort’s working rice paddy fields
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King or two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King or two twin beds:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 70 (m2) 750 (sq.ft.)

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Lower Rice Terrace Pavilion

Housed in two-storey clusters of four, the Lower Rice Terrace Pavilions offer a luxurious living space and a private outdoor Thai sala with views of the Resort’s working rice paddy fields.

  • Each pavilion features polished teak floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans.
  • The Thai sala offers additional private outdoor living space with a wood floor, high ceiling with fan, northern Thai-style daybed, dining table and chairs.
  • The bathroom overlooks a secluded garden and features a deep soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Overlooking the Resort’s working rice paddy fields, lower floor
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King or two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King or two twin beds:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 70 (m2) 750 (sq.ft.)
Lanna Pavilion

Located throughout the Resort and offering a variety of views, the Lanna Pavilions are housed in two-storey clusters with traditional Northern Thai decorations, luxurious living space and a private outdoor Thai sala.

  • Each pavilion features polished teak floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans.
  • The Thai sala offers additional private outdoor living space with a wood floor, high ceiling with fan, northern Thai-style daybed, dining table and chairs.
  • The bathroom overlooks a secluded garden and features a deep soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.

Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Variety of different views
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King or two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King or two twin beds:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 70 (m2) 750 (sq.ft.)
Garden Pavilion

Housed in two-storey clusters of four, the Garden Pavilions offer a luxurious living space and a private outdoor Thai sala nestled amidst the Resort’s lush tropical gardens.

  • Each pavilion features polished teak floors, rich Thai cotton decorations and beautiful Siamese art under a vaulted ceiling with cooling overhead fans.
  • The Thai sala offers additional private outdoor living space with a wood floor, high ceiling with fan, northern Thai-style daybed, dining table and chairs.
  • The bathroom overlooks a secluded garden and features a deep soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Garden
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishing, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King or two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King or two twin beds:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 70 (m2) 750 (sq.ft.)
Private residence rentals
Three-Bedroom Penthouse Resort Residence with Plunge Pool

Occupying two levels, Three-Bedroom Penthouse Resort Residences feature a luxurious living/dining area and a penthouse bedroom with stunning views of the mountains and countryside.

  • They include a large dining table for 8 to 12 people, polished teak floors, a fireplace and a kitchen with service quarters.
  • A teak spiral staircase leads to the penthouse bedroom, with panoramic views of the nearby mountains and surrounding countryside.
  • Guests of the resort residences have exclusive access to a full-service Residence Pool which features a children’s pool area and a whirlpool.
  • A personal “mae baan” (private housekeeper) is provided on a live-in basis.
  • Each of the full bathrooms features a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Mountains and countryside
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds Two king beds and two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib per bedroom
Bathrooms Three full bathrooms
Maximum
occupancy
Two king beds and two twin beds:
9 adults, or 6 adults and 3 children
Size 524 (m2) 5640 (sq.ft.)
Two-Bedroom Resort Residencewith Plunge Pool

Featuring their own plunge pool and terrace, the luxurious and palatial Two-Bedroom Resort Residences with Plunge Pool are located on the ground floor of the three- and four-storey residences.

  • They feature polished teak floors and gabled buttresses, reminiscent of ancient temples, with open-plan living and dining space for 8 to 12 people, a fireplace and a kitchen with service quarters. They also feature their own plunge pool and terrace.
  • They include a king-bedded master bedroom. The second bedroom features twin beds and its own full bathroom.
  • Guests of the resort residences have exclusive access to a full-service Residence Pool which features a children’s pool area and a whirlpool.
  • A personal “mae baan” (private housekeeper) is provided on a live-in basis.
  • Each of the bathrooms feature a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.

Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Gardens and mountains
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King and two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib per bedroom
Bathrooms Two full bathrooms
Maximum
occupancy
King and two twin beds:
6 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children
Size 350 (m2) 3767 (sq.ft.)

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Two-Bedroom Resort Residence

Located on the ground floor or lower level of the three- and four-storey Thai-style residences, Two-Bedroom Resort Residences offer the exclusivity of a private home, with ample living space.

  • They feature polished teak floors and gabled buttresses, reminiscent of ancient temples, with open-plan living and dining space for 8 to 12 people, a fireplace and a kitchen with service quarters.
  • They include a king-bedded master bedroom. The second bedroom features twin beds and its own full bathroom.
  • Guests of the resort residences have exclusive access to a full-service Residence Pool which features a children’s pool area and a whirlpool.
  • A personal “mae baan” (private housekeeper) is provided on a live-in basis.
  • Each of the full bathrooms feature a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Gardens and mountains
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King and two twin beds
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib per bedroom
Bathrooms Two full bathrooms
Maximum
occupancy
King and two twin beds:
6 adults, or 4 adults and 2 children
Size 350 (m2) 3767 (sq.ft.)
One-Bedroom Resort Residence with Plunge Pool

Featuring their own plunge pool and terrace, the luxurious and palatial One-Bedroom Resort Residences with Plunge Pool are located on the ground floor of the three- and four-storey residences.

  • They feature polished teak floors and gabled buttresses, reminiscent of ancient temples, with open-plan living and dining space for 8 to 12 people, a fireplace and a kitchen with service quarters. They also feature their own plunge pool and terrace.
  • They include a king-bedded master bedroom.
  • Guests of the resort residences have exclusive access to a full-service Residence Pool which features a children’s pool area and a whirlpool.
  • A personal “mae baan” (private housekeeper) is provided on a live-in basis.
  • The bathroom features a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Gardens and mountains
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King bed
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King bed:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 284(m2) 3055(sq.ft.)

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One-Bedroom Resort Residence

Located on the ground floor or lower level of the three- and four-storey Thai-style residences, One-Bedroom Resort Residences offer the exclusivity of a private home, with ample living space.

  • Each resort residence features polished teak floors and gabled buttresses, reminiscent of ancient temples, with open-plan living and dining space for 8 to 12 people, a fireplace and a kitchen with service quarters.
  • Also included is a king-bedded master bedroom.
  • Guests of the resort residences have exclusive access to a full-service Residence Pool which features a children’s pool area and a whirlpool.
  • A personal “mae baan” (private housekeeper) is provided on a live-in basis.
  • The full bathroom features a whirlpool bathtub, separate shower and double vanity, as well as a separate dressing area.
Room details
Location Throughout the Resort
View Gardens and mountains
Décor Rich silk and cotton furnishings, beautiful Siamese artifacts and original paintings.
Beds King bed
Extra bed (by request) One rollaway or one crib
Bathrooms One full bathroom
Maximum
occupancy
King bed:
3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child
Size 244(m2) 2,626(sq.ft.)

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Dining

Restaurants & Bars
  • Sala Mae Rim – Savour the unique flavours of northern and vegetarian Thai specialties at Sala Mae Rim, renowned for its sumptuous Thai cuisine. A high teak wood ceiling complements Northern Thai artifacts and sweeping views of the Mae Rim Valley. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with seating for 46 indoors and 24 outdoors.
    Hours
    Breakfast – 7:00 am – 10:00 am
    Lunch – 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm
    Dinner – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Thai classical music, daily from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Location – Lower level by the Lobby
    Attire – Smart casual
    Reservations Required
  • Terraces – Located beside the Resort’s main swimming pool, Terraces offers a stunning open air setting with an expansive view of the surrounding rice paddies and the distant Doi Suthep mountain range. Complementing the traditional Lanna-style architecture of the Resort, Terraces features international cuisine inspired by the region’s abundant natural produce and showcases dishes from Asia and beyond. Seats 58.
    Hours
    Lunch – 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Dinner – 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Location – Adjacent to the main swimming pool
    Attire – Smart casual
    Reservations Required
  • Elephant Bar
    The perfect place to watch the sun set as you relax on the terrace under large Thai umbrellas with charming elephant stands. This open, pavilion-style lounge offers a truly relaxing atmosphere. Enjoy a creative selection of cocktails, after-dinner drinks and refreshments. Seats 22.
    Hours
    Every day – 11:00 am – 12:00 midnight
    Location – Adjacent to the Sala Mae Rim
    Attire – Smart casual
  • Terraces Bar – An ideal place to enjoy a light meal during lunch or signature refreshments before dinner at Terraces. Decorated with the oversized teak furniture. Located on the upper deck of the main swimming pool. Seats 28
    Hours
    Every day – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
    Location – Main Pool
    Attire – Casual
  • In-Pavilion Dining – Four Seasons In-Pavilion Dining is a 24-hour fine-dining experience within the comfort and convenience of your pavilion or residence suite. Choose from an extensive menu, day or night, ideal for time-zone-hopping travellers or for quiet, private dining.
    Hours
    Breakfast – 5:30 am – 11:00 am
    All-day dining – 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Overnight dining – 10:00 pm -5:30 am

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Spa

Step into the spa and you enter a luxurious temple of harmony for body, mind and spirit – an indulgent sanctuary created exclusively for your pleasure and well-being. The fragrance of specially blended oils, herbs and spices fills the air, and your body and mind immediately relax in anticipation of the exotic experience that awaits.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, chosen as the World’s Best Spa by Conde Nast Traveller (UK) in the 2007 Reader’s Award, features seven spacious treatment suites offering total privacy for individuals or couples. Each suite offers a variety of facilities, including outdoor showers, private herbal steam rooms and outdoor soaking tubs. Two of the suites have tropical rainshower massage tables. The spa also features a lanna-style beauty salon.

The range of Four Seasons treatments is inspired by ancient Thai rituals using native herbs, spices and aromatic oils created through traditional rural methods and focusing on the use of organic ingredients. One of our spa specialists will help choose the most beneficial therapy for you.

Products
  • YtsaraYtsara means freedom in Thai, and our Thai collection of treatments is an invitation to look at life anew. Grown organically in Thailand, the herbs, roots, flowers and fruits used in Ytsara treatments result in naturally radiant skin.
  • Four Seasons originalsSpecially extracted and blended for optimal regenerating and healing results, our pure oils, herbs and teas help promote your general well-being.
  • ElemisAward-winning natural products from England, together with a new sequence of massage movements inspired by a blend of cultures and techniques, provide ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation. Each Elemis treatment begins with the “Welcome Touch” – a warm aromatic compress on your feet to cleanse the effects of the urban environment and to focus your senses.
  • Yoga BarnImagine greeting the sun with your sun salutation. It’s now a reality at the new Yoga Barn at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, modelled after the ancient rice barns that dot the landscape of Northern Thailand. Nestled in the rice paddies surrounding the Resort, the Barn provides an inspirational setting coupled with crisp mountain air and a soothing sense of solitude. Please contact the spa for your private class.
  • The Day Spa Escape
    Reserve a 90-minute aromatic oil, Orient blend or traditional Thai massage and receive an upgrade to a 120-minute massage of the same type at no extra cost. [conditions apply]
    Every day 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • In-room massage and spa services
    • The following treatments are available in your guest room:
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Traditional Thai massage
    • Orient blend massage
    • Reflexology massage

Note: Guests 18 years and older are welcome to enjoy spa treatments and guests 16 years and older are welcome to enjoy our facials. Please contact the spa for details.

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Activities

At Four Seasons, you enjoy a unique vantage point from which to explore the sights, sounds and experiences around you. We hope the highlights of local attractions below help simplify your planning. Please let us know how else we can assist you.

Places of interest around the hotel
Attractions
Buffalo Training Camp 15 minutes drive
Chiang Dao Caves 1.5 hours drive
Chiang Dao Elephant Camp 45 minutes drive
Chiang Mai Night Safari 30 minutes drive
Doi Intanon National Park 2.5 hours drive
Doi Suthep Temple 45 minutes drive
Mae Sa Elephant Camp 15 minutes drive
Mae Sa Snake Farm 10 minutes drive
Mae Sa Valley Craft Village 30 minutes drive
Phuping Palace 1 hour drive
Pong Duet Hot Springs 1 hour drive
Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens 30 minutes drive
Sainamphung Orchid Farm 10 minutes walk
Tad Mok Waterfall 30 minutes drive
Wat Chiang Man 30 minutes drive
Wat Pa Bong 30 minutes drive
Wat Phra Singh 30 minutes drive
Wat Suan Dok 30 minutes drive
Wat Umong 30 minutes drive
City tours
Boat Cruise along the Ping River 1 hour drive
Shopping
Hang Dong District 45 minutes drive
Night Bazaar 30 minutes drive
Sankamphaeng Road 30 minutes drive
Warorot and Ton Lamyai Market 30 minutes drive
Side trips
Bangkok 55 minutes plane ride

Seasonal highlights
February

Chiang Mai Flower Festival: The Flower Festival in Nong Buak Had Park, Amphor Muang, is a local tradition – and a perfect opportunity to see colourful African marigolds, globe amaranths, orchids, Ban Chun, chrysanthemums, celosia and assorted roses such as Fa Mui and thin Uang Dok Lek.

Activities include the Miss Flower Pageant and Procession, an agriculture exhibition, flower contests, garden arranging contests, a local goods market, international food contests and cultural performances.

April

Songkran Festival: Chiang Mai is one of the most famous places for celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year. Traditional practices, such as food offering to monks and Buddha image bathing, are rounded out by entertaining displays like the Miss Songkran Pageant and Procession, the morning market and the sand pagoda contest. Celebrations usually last for three days, starting April 13.

November

Loy Krathong Festival: Northern people celebrate this full-moon day by floating their Krathong lanterns onto the river and setting free lantern balloons called Khom. When the river and the sky is dotted with flickering candlelight, it is believed that grief and ill fortune will fly away from the people and their households.

Festival highlights include the grand procession of the charming giant Krathong, the religious ceremony and Lanna cultural performances, the spectacular light and sound show on the River Ping, the Queen Nappamas Beauty Pageant and the Lanna Thai candle-lighting market at Tha Pae Gate.

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Resort Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
    • 20-metre (66-foot) infinity-edge swimming pool
    • Golf
      Summit Green Valley Country Club
      Five minutes drive from Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, world-class Summit Green Valley Country Club’s 18-hole 72 par course contours to the natural terrain. Designed by Dennis Griffiths & Associates, the course is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, cool lakes and superb mountain vistas. Facilities include a club house, pro shop, restaurant, bar and a conference room. Preferred tee times and special rates are available for Four Seasons guests.
    • Tennis
      The Tennis Club offers two floodlit tennis courts and a Peter Burwash International (PBI) resident professional for private coaching. Complimentary racquets, balls, tennis shoes and clothing are available.
  • For younger guests

    Whether yours is just beginning, all grown-up or at any stage in-between, Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai is a wonderful base for your family. We go out of our way to make our youngest guests feel welcome, and our resourceful Concierge is always close at hand – to make reservations for a family dinner, offer suggestions for tomorrow’s outing or help arrange a babysitter. Children under 18 can share their parents’ room at no extra charge.
    Children’s amenities available

  • Babysitting services
    With 24 hours notice, we can arrange reliable babysitting services for your little ones. We will do anything possible to accommodate requests with shorter notice. Please note that there is an hourly fee for this service, please contact the Concierge for details.
  • Business services

    Around the clock, Four Seasons can assist you with business, entertainment or travel arrangements through the Business Center and resourceful, multilingual Concierge.

  • Business amenities and services
    • 24-hour business services
    • Airline reservation service
    • Audiovisual equipment
    • Computers
    • Currency exchange service
    • Express check-in/check-out
    • Japanese translation and interpretation service
    • Secretarial service
    • Translation and interpretation service
    • Wired or wireless Internet access


  • Cooking school

    The cooking school introduces guests, both novice and experienced cooks, to the art of Thai cuisine. Designed by the Resort’s culinary team, the programme offers guests a hands-on learning experience. Famous dishes such as kaow soi gai (Chiang Mai curry noodle soup with chicken) and gaeng hung lay (dry spiced curry with pork and pickled garlic) are just two of the specialties that are introduced in the cooking school’s weekly programme.The cooking school experience is also available as an all-inclusive package.

    Facilities
    Designed by the award-winning Bensley Design Studios in Bangkok, the Resort’s lanna-style cooking facility celebrates northern architecture and traditional design. An imposing stone staircase leads guests into the demonstration, dining and retail pavilions, which complement the Resort’s distinctive design.
    The demonstration pavilion, with rich timber floors, large overhead zinc exhaust fans and huge sliding glass doors, is air-conditioned. It features a large cooking area for the chef, eight individual cooking stations suitable for one or two people, and a large teak working table and chairs that can accommodate all participants. The open-air dining pavilion offers spectacular views of tree-lined mountains, extensively landscaped gardens and a waterfall, and is a perfect venue for guests to enjoy the dishes created during the class. An array of essential Asian ingredients, such as lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and garlic, are on display in the school’s herb garden.

Other recreation
  • Balloon ride

    Our early morning balloon ride takes you over the plains of Ping River Valley where you can watch the sun rise and enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and terraced rice paddies. Sights of the many beautiful temples of Chiang Mai are also highlights of your flight. The excursion is offered on a seasonal basis from November to February.

    Garden tour

    A seemingly endless variety of exotic plants and flowers make up the Resort’s extraordinary landscape. Take the guided Garden tour or discover these tropical varieties of plants at your leisure.

    Horseback riding

    The Pack Squadron, a mere 15-minute drive from the Resort, offers horseback riding; experienced instructors are available if guidance is required.

    Introductory Thai

    The Resort offers an opportunity to learn simple Thai words and phrases every Wednesday and Saturday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please contact the Health Club for details.

    Rice planting

    Learning how rice is planted can be a rewarding experience. Join the farmers when they transplant sprouts from the seed bed, every Tuesday and Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. You will wear the “mor hom”, a farmer’s traditional costume, available from the Tennis Club and Health Club.

    Thai kickboxing

    Learn “Lanna Muay Thai” – the sport of northern-Thai-style kickboxing. The lessons are challenging, the workout fun and the memories are unforgettable. Also receive a Lanna Muay Thai t-shirt as a souvenir. 90-minute classes are available on Wednesday at 1:30 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am. Reservation is required and can be made at the Tennis and Health Club.

  • Gift certificate

    As a gift of love or one of thanks, a Four Seasons Gift Certificate is everyone’s perfect gift. Use them to reward your favourite people with Four Seasons moments. Let your imagination soar and design an experience you know they’ll love. Or simply let your recipient decide, with denominations in any value selected by you. At your request, we can even arrange shipping.

    Gift ideas

    • Yoga classes
    • Cooking lessons with a trip to the market
    • A breakfast-in-bed-retreat
    • A romantic dinner in the Rice Barn
    • A personalised family getaway
    • Spa treatments or massages during their stay
    • A unique cultural or sports weekend
    • Sunday Jazz Lunch for two in Lanna Terrace at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Cooking School

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