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23326 08 Jan 2021

A Challenging Year for Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Yet it Wraps Up the Year on Top of the World

Amid a year of shutdowns and strictly guided re-openings Anantara Chiang Mai Resort has emerged as Thailand’s top resort with a number of prestigious international award wins to add to its collection.

The resort which blends contemporary design with traditional Thai hospitality and old-world charm, was named the winner in the Top 10 Southeast Asia Resort Hotels category in the annual Travel + Leisure 2020 World's Best Awards. Anantara Chiang Mai Resort also cracked the 22nd spot on the Top 100 Hotels in the World list. The resort also claimed Thailand's #1 resort in the 2020 Conde Nast Traveler US and UK Readers' Choice Awards. Conde Nast readers also recognized Anantara Chiang Mai as the fourth best resort in the world placing it the highest resort to be voted in throughout all of Asia.

In food and beverage, the resort's centerpiece, The Service 1921 Restaurant and Bar, a stunning one-hundred-year-old colonial house, won two prestigious awards including the internationally renowned Wine Spectator's 2020 Restaurant Award which recognises thoughtfully chosen wine lists that offer quality and diversity, as well as compatibility with the restaurant's style and menu. The restaurant was also awarded a Plate in Thailand's 2021 Michelin Guide which symbolises "Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared; a good meal".

Anantara Chiang Mai's spa also claimed the top spot for Thailand in the prestigious World Spa Awards. Nominated and voted for by professionals working within the spa industry the award serves to celebrate and reward excellence in spa tourism.

"In such a challenging year these awards are a clear testament to the dedication, passion and commitment of the whole team here at Anantara Chiang Mai," said General Manager, Syahreza Ishwara. "It not only is an honour to be recognised by such prestigious international awards but to also showcase the genuine hospitality of Northern Thailand to the whole world."

For more information or to make a reservation for your next award-winning holiday, contact Anantara Chiang Mai Resort on email chiangmai@anantara.com or telephone 053 253 333.

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Anantara is a luxury hospitality brand for modern travellers, connecting them to genuine places, people and stories through personal experiences, and providing heartfelt hospitality in the world's most exciting destinations. The collection of distinct, thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provides a window through which to journey into invigorating new territory, curating personal travel experiences.

From cosmopolitan cities to desert sands to lush islands, Anantara connects travellers to the indigenous, grounds them in authentic luxury, and hosts them with passionate expertise. The portfolio currently boasts over 40 stunning properties located in Thailand, the Maldives, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Mozambique, Zambia, the UAE, Qatar, Oman, Tunisia, Portugal and Spain, with a pipeline of future properties across Asia, the Indian Ocean, Middle East and Africa.

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