Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa, one of the first boutique hotels in the North of Thailand, distinguishes itself as a family-run resort with a unique concept originated from the inspiration of M.L. Sudavdee Kriangkrai, Thailand’s leading interior designer.
Upon visiting her family’s piece of land in Chiang Rai nine years ago, she fell in love with the picturesque Doi Mae Salong surrounded by a breathtaking view of the valley below. The idea to develop the bamboo forested hills into a vacation home suddenly started forming in her head.
An artist in her own right as well as a devoted nature-lover, she started exploring and incorporating bamboo as the main construction material in homage to the area’s natural resources. Her quest for bamboo knowledge took her all over the world, seeking advice from specialists in Asia and Europe. Having truly appreciated its qualities, the first bamboo guest house was built amidst the lush green countryside under her careful supervision. The second, third, and more soon followed…
However, the idea of transforming all of this into a hotel was not born until Amnuay Kriangkrai, her husband, jokingly suggested that if she was going to continue to build so many cottages, then she should turn it into a hotel……and so came the birth of Phu Chaisai Mountain Resort & Spa.
The name “Phu Chaisai” is a dedication to M.L. Sudavdee’s beloved mother, Mrs. Chaisai Chakrabandhu. “My mum wanted to use this piece of land as a place for meditiation, so I fulfilled her dream.”