Left to right: Dr. Charnsiri Suetrong (Director), Wachara
Tantranont (President), Jason Peck (Chief Executive Officer, FHI), Lau Hui
Teck (Vice President, Operations, FHI) and Pansuang Xumsai at the signing
ceremony for the new Furama Chiang Mai hotel.
Furama Hotels International (FHI) has signed a new 4-star
17-storey hotel in Chiang Mai and will rebrand it to the award-winning
Furama trade name. Furama Chiang Mai on Huay Kaew Road will be officially
opened this May, offering 295 dedicated spacious guestrooms with panoramic
Doi Suthep’s mountain views.
As part of the 2010 plan for this Singapore-based hotel
management company, Chiang Mai will be the next potential destination as FHI
expands extensively in Thailand. In a city with cultural significance, the
glorious mountainous views and the historical French influence sets the
hotel at an advantage, with its grand interior and contemporary Thai style.
All of the 295 rooms are equipped with bathtub and exclusive amenities fit
for business travellers as well as leisure guests.
The Xanadu Pub and Restaurant, an open-air roof top
restaurant with panoramic views of city, will provide live entertainment as
well as serving guests the various local and international cuisine. The
Grill Room will serve a taste of authentic French cuisine with the best
selection of steaks and an extensive wine list. Pool Side @ Garden and Pool
Bar is located at level 5 where you can treat yourself to a chilled out
evening session with light snacks and beverages.
Jason Peck, Chief Executive Officer of FHI said that
Furama Chiang Mai’s rebranding will be a platform for FHI in Chiang Mai.
“As the up and coming next potential market, Chiang Mai
gives us a good opportunity of tapping into the hospitality industry in the
north of Thailand,” he said at the signing ceremony.
The exterior of the new Furama Chiang Mai hotel on Huay