Head for the Hills

“Even in the city center, hotels are going for the intimate and unusual. Urban resort Akyra is scheduled to open the Akyra Manor Chiang Mai (theakyra.com/chiang-mai) in April and if its facade, a funky modern take on Chiang Mai’s Old City wall, is anything to go by, the space is going to be a showstopper.

Founder Anchalika Kijkanakorn is particularly proud of the stylish rooftop pool bar where she says the sunsets will be “a religious experience.” We’d expect no less in this town of 300 temples.”

(Source: Travel + Leisure, Southeast Asia | Radar, Hotels | Page 24)