Chiang Mai, Thailand
The world appears to be spinning ever faster into the future. Time rushes by and life becomes ever more hectic. A life among antiques, however, can slow things down, making us stop and contemplate the beauty of old workmanship and artistry and its history.
This building combines the use of bricks and timber to recreate the Lanna-European style known as “Colonial” and popular during the reign of King Rama V. One of the precious décor items in this building are the antique reclaimed doors. In front of the building is an installation by the famous Thai artist Thongchai Sirsukprasert.
There are two buildings for Colonial room, Sino Colonial and Oriental Colonial. Sino Colonial building recreates the style and mood of Shanghai in the 1940s. Oriental Colonial building decorated in a European style. Both décor features many interesting and attractive antiques. Elderly or infirm guests are particularly catered for.
"Hlong Khao" in the Northern Thai dialect means rice barn, which preserved and have been tastefully converted into beautiful residences, each one decorated in a unique style, with art works by leading Thai artists. The open ground floor invites guests to relax in a hammock or to dine at a table wafted by river breezes.