TDA Face-to-Face: Greg Liddell, General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai
1) Please can you give our readers a brief overview of your resort and its key selling features?
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai’s 60 acres provide ample space for the resort’s 123 teakwood villas and colonial suites nestled amid landscaped gardens and rice paddies. Following the main conceptual theme of the property, all the accommodation takes its inspiration from northern Thailand’s Lanna period (1259-1558AD), when architectural lyricism was at its height. Many designs have been replicated from heritage buildings.
All the interiors have been crafted by local artisans in keeping with traditional Lanna architectural styles. They feature extensive museum-quality artefacts, Thai silks mixed with local hill-tribe textiles and original artworks. The interiors blend age-old tradition with modern convenience and Mandarin Oriental’s signature guest-centric technology. A selection of Colonial Suites and Signature Residences provide private retreats with their own facilities such as a personal spa, drawing room or piano lounge. The Royal Residence is a secluded Lanna-style palace complex with three private swimming pools, jacuzzis and water gardens.
The resort’s facilities include the 3,100m