Stretched across 60 acres of beautiful paddy fields and tropical islands lies a world-class hotel called The Dhara Devi. Located in Chiang Mai, the Dhara Devi is a virtual kingdom in its own right. The Dhara Devi offers incomparable luxury and heritage that one must see to believe. After being announced complete in November of 2006, the Dhara Devi has preserved the beauty, craftsmanship, and intangible charm of the Lanna culture.
This extravagant hotel features a Dheva Spa and Wellness Center, an amphitheater for cultural events, two swimming pools, seven restaurants and bars, a cooking school, a health club, a library, and a Lanna Kids Club. If that isn’t enough to keep you occupied there is also a craft village, a grand ballroom and private meeting areas, a traditional shopping village, and a bakery with home-made cakes, sandwiches, and pastries. Whether you are getting married, on a honeymoon, on a family vacation, or just exploring Thailand with friends, the Dhara Dhevi is the place to stay.
The Villas and Residences
Crafted and created by local Thai artisans with traditional Lanna architectural culture in mind are 123 luxurious suites. The selection of residences provides exquisite private retreats such as a personal spa, drawing room, or piano lounge. If you decide to stay at the Royal Residence you will enjoy a secluded palace complex with three swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and water gardens. These are pleasures that no other hotel in the region can offer.
The villas are crafted from the region’s polished teak wood. Built mostly on two floors, the villas are a great place to stay with a group of friends or family. Each villa features a whirlpool tub, a rain shower, a spacious outdoor deck with outstanding views that overlook tropical gardens as well as bedrooms, bathrooms, and lounge areas.
If you are looking for something even more lavish during your trip to Chiang Mai, you can opt for a stay in the penthouse residence. Each penthouse offers unparalleled luxury and elegance with a number of top-notch facilities. High ceilings, European furnishings, polish teakwood floors, Persian carpets and a grand piano are just the beginning of ornate features the penthouses have to offer. The penthouses also come equipped with a private lift access, an appointed drawing room, dining room, pantry, and bedroom as well as an enormous closet and make-up area. If that isn’t enough for you, there is more. Each penthouse also offers their own built-in spa treatment facilities, advanced technological features, a Bose sound system, a large screen Plasma TV, and high-speed wireless internet access.
There are also people who may want to live like a celebrity during their trip to Chiang Mai, and to do that, a penthouse may not be enough. If living like a celebrity sounds like something you would be interested in, a stay in the Royal Residence sounds like the best option. The Royal Residence is the most private retreat compound located at the heart of the hotel. It is completely self-contained with six private pavilions, three king size beds, three twin bedrooms, a number of sitting and dining rooms, and a lounge with a grand piano and bar. The Royal Residence contains three luxurious swimming pools, private Jacuzzis and saunas, and your own lotus pond all between a number of towering Rain Trees and fragrant Frangipanis.
Restaurants and Bars
On any vacation, the food is something that most people look forward to. The Dhara Devi offers a large variety of fine dining options that no other hotel in the area can compare to. Whether you are interested in trying classic Thai and Lanna-style dishes or other options such as Chinese, exotic buffet breakfasts, French cuisine, Italian cuisine, or cakes and pastries, the Dhara Devi has you covered. The restaurants and bars in the Dhara Devi also offer a world-class selection of wine and cocktails. No matter the type of food or drink you are interested in you will be sure to enjoy it at the Dhara Dhevi.
The outstanding options and tastes aren’t the only highlights of the restaurants and bars at the Dhara Dhevi; the venues are just as amazing. Each restaurant or bar will make you feel like you are traveling across countries. The landscaped gardens, elegant staircases, wooden interiors, and decorated shops are no match for anything you have ever experienced.
Health and Wellness Center
The Dheva Integrative Health and Wellness Center was created with three things in mind: “Rest, Restore and Recreation.” The wellness center at the Dhara Dhevi is unmatched in terms of service and design. The high quality integrated health center offers services ranging from medical aesthetics, anti-aging medicines, programs that focus on individuals in different age and weight categories, detoxifications, medical check-ups, and facial enhancement and aesthetic rejuvenation. The Dhara Dhevi takes a relaxing vacation to a whole new level. The spa team and the Dheva Spa knows that “good vacation goes beyond relaxing and rejuvenating” and hopes to educate, motivate and empower individuals during their stay at the Dhara Devi. The wellness center at the Dhara Dhevi offers authentic Thai and Asian relaxation therapies as well as a variety of European, Asian, North African, and Indian holistic treatments. Whether you are willing to try Tok Sen, which involves applying warm herbal oil to your whole body and gently massaging tissue along pressure points or Thanaka, a gentle brightening body scrub, the Dheva Spa has you covered. Thai, Swedish, and Indian massage techniques are also available as well as a blissful range of aromatherapy treatments.
Younger visitors don’t have to worry about missing out on the spa treatments either. The Dhara Devi offers its own Children’s Wellness Programs that feature pediatric massages and sessions with a holistic health specialist.
If you are ready for an adventure of a lifetime filled with luxury suites, exquisite food, and relaxing therapies, then the Dhara Devi is waiting for you. There is a place for everyone and the Dhara Devi is a place for you.
Visit www.dharadhevi.com for more information.