Our Definitive Guide to Chiang Mai

From the grande dames to the mod boutiques, the city’s best hotels are rooted in history.

“AKYRA MANOR – This new boutique has a dreamy rooftop pool bar and an angular and undulating facade inspired by the Old City wall. Each of the 28 suites has its own light-filled courtyard. 22/2 Nimmanhemin Rd., Soi 9; 66-53/214-351; theakyra.com; Bt7,700.”

(Source: Travel + Leisure, Southeast Asia | T+L Decoder, Chiang Mai | Page 114)