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137 Pillars House | Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Make your way to Chiang Mai’s most exclusive hotel and discover a world of pure opulence. Originally built around a restored original homestead in the late 1800’s, walking into 137 Pillars House will make you feel as if you’ve walked onto a colonial Thai movie set – think stone pathways, a reception floating on water, tropical flora and a vine-walled pool. This exquisite hotel has 30 beautiful suites to choose from and offers an authentic feel of pure sophistication. From its plethora of gourmet dining experiences and an array of spa treatments, to a tranquil library and its bespoke gentlemen’s club-like bar, you’ll be sure to fall in love with this corner of Chiang Mai.

Where Elegance, Luxury and History Meet

This lovingly restored teak homestead, around which the hotel is built, has a rich colonial heritage and originally sat on 137 pillars (hence the name). It dates back to the late 1800s when it was the northern headquarters of the (British) East Borneo Trading Company which worked in forestry. The office was opened by Louis Leonowens, whose mother was a British teacher in the Royal Thai Court (Anna and the King). The house served as a residence of the manager until 1927, and in the post-WWII years, was sold to a Scotsman, William Bain who joined the company. William’s son Jack followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the company and raised his family on the grounds. Homage is paid to these former owners and pioneers throughout the hotel and brand.

The Location

Enjoy 137 Pillars House's sublime location and explore everything this corner of Chiang Mai has to offer. From the city's inspiring culture to the beauty of its surrounding mountains and waterfalls, be sure to explore the historic 14th century Wat Chedi Luang temple and the Thai modern art in the Maiiam Contemporary Art Museum. Chiang Mai is a truly enchanting city!

The Rooms

Each of the 30 spacious suites overlook the tropical gardens and offer ultimate comfort and relaxation, with inviting outdoor spaces and hand-crafted furniture, high ceilings, bespoke furnishings, large en-suite dressing rooms with a walk-in wardrobe and stunning bathrooms with Victorian baths and outdoor showers.

Nibbles & Tipples

Whether it’s Asian cuisine at The Dining Room or Western fare in Palette, prepare to be taken on a tantalising culinary journey with the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms. Sip on some handcrafted old-world cocktail in Jan Bain’s Bar and don’t forget to savour the sweet delights of the signature afternoon tea.

Your wellbeing is also catered for at 137 Pillars House. Take a dip in the 25m emerald pool, enjoy a yoga or meditation class, a game or croquet on the lawn or a workout in the gym. The Nitra Serenity Centre offers a contemporary treatment menu featuring unique signature ceremonies, sophisticated, face and body therapies and traditional therapeutic massages, which embrace cultural Thai specialties.

God is in the details

137 Pillars House truly is where elegance, luxury and history meet.


2 Soi 1, Nawatgate Road Tambon Watgate Muang Chiang Mai 50000 Thailand
Chiang Mai - Thailand

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