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Sneak Peek: 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai

About 400 miles northwest of Bangkok,Thailand, 137 Pillars House, Chiang Mai, opened March 10. Surrounded by Thai forests with lady palm and mimosa trees, the 123-year-old teak structure was once an eastern outpost for the Borneo Co. Now a boutique hotel rich with Thai history and colonial charm, each of its 30 guest suites, which start at $400 a night, offer modern-day luxuries including outdoor garden showers, tiled verandas, and personal butlers, while the two Louis Leonowens suites feature private pools. Lush gardens provide fresh ingredients for traditional Thai cuisine and the spa’s beauty products, which are handmade from scratch. Lessons in Thai massage and cooking are also available. (+66.53.247.788, www.137pillarshouse.com)

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