The Chiang Mai Mae Ping Hotel is set to receive a new lease of life, following its official takeover by a Thai hotel partnership. The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel in Chiang Mai, will become a new 306-room property called InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping. Other properties in Bangkok and Hua Hin will also receive similar treatment over the next three years.
The move forms part of a wider agreement, signed between InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Thai real estate group Asset World Corporation (AWC). Under the deal, the two organisations will join forces to expand their respective portfolios, to the tune of around 1,200 rooms nationwide.
The new-look InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping will feature a total of six F&B outlets; along with a spa; and more than 3,600m2 of outdoor and indoor convention, event and meeting spaces; there are also plans to convert the current Teresa Teng Museum into a restaurant and rooftop bar, where guests can enjoy a dining experience steeped in local heritage and vintage style.
IHG has been operating for over 70 years in more than 180 locations around the world. The group currently operates 29 hotels across six brands nationwide, with another 30 properties in the pipeline for the next 5 years.
InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping will officially open its doors to the public in 2021, while its continued renovation will continue into the following year.