Demand for fine bed and table linen is up and hotels are also seeking higher quality as well as more adventurous designs, patterns and colours. View PDF.
The most impressive legacy of the Borneo Company is the Bain House, also known as 137 Pillars House for the impressive number of solid teak logs installed to support the house well above ground in traditional Lanna style. The Lanna elements are combined with tropical colonial design features, including the aforementioned sliding, louvered wall panels. Originally built in 1887 on the west bank, the house was moved across the river and eventually became the residence of Borneo Company director William Bain. Read full text in PDF.
[...] Healthy food is also important at Chiang Mai’s 137 Pillars House resort. Executive chef Amporn Choeng Ngam says in recent years he has become increasingly concerned about the excessive amount of fat and sugar in the average Thai diet. He has developed healthy dessert recipes using more fruit and natural sweeteners, Muscovado or coconut palm sugar. [...] Read Full Text in PDF.
The multi awardwinning 137 Pillars House in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a luxurious 30 suite boutique hotel, which has recently become the first Caveau de Sabrage there. “A caveau is an establishment where Champagne bottles are opened in the historical way with a golden sabre,” explains general manager Manfred Ilg. “This time honoured ceremony enhances the experience of drinking Champagne.” Read Full Text PDF.