Presenting world-class cuisine for intuitive taste travellers, X2 [CrossTo] Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a new boutique hotel with an expertly curated portfolio of evolving menus, championing exquisite cuisine.

Taking influence from France, the culinary capital of the world – dishes at this intimate new hotel meet the highest French culinary standards. With creative interpretations weaving together Thai and international dishes that lean heavily on fresh, local and seasonally inclined ingredients; the hotel’s Executive Chef, Alexandre Demard has recently received direction from renowned French chef Nicolas Isnard who was awarded a Michelin star in 2009 at L’Auberge de la Charme in Dijon, France.

The first restaurant in Chiang Mai to receive consultation from a Michelin-starred chef, X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort’s Oxygen Dining Room sets a new standard for gourmet international excellence in Thailand’s cultural capital. Nestled beneath the leafy tamarind trees and facing the Mae Ping River, the contemporary and striking glass-house restaurant offers a completely fresh concept as a destination restaurant in itself.

Known for his Michelin-starred restaurant L’Auberge de la Charme in Dijon, France; Chef Nicolas’ inventive menu is expertly prepared and plated by the restaurant’s Executive Chef Alexandre Demard and his passionate team. Dishes include a seven course set menu of oyster jelly caviar, pan seared foie gras, red squid, pork confit ravioli and lobster tamarind or grill options such as French lamb or Australian Angus rib-eye.

Believing that the Oxygen Dining Room boasts a setting that rivals some of the best restaurants in the world, Chef Nicolas Isnard outlines: ‘At Oxygen Dining Room we’ve created a very special space where diners can discover a new level of Thai gastronomy, blending time honoured Thai flavours with refined French preparation techniques.’

‘As the first X2 Resort in Chiang Mai, we’re proud to bring the brand’s signature style and service to the region and fully expect the resort to become known as one of Chiang Mai’s leading boutique hotels,’ he added.

Distinctively blending the old with the new, the 30-room hotel stands out from its peers with a prime waterfront location, spacious, stylish accommodation, and a stunning rooftop pool. Drawing upon Chiang Mai’s iconic Wat Umong as inspiration: a forest temple known for its unique tunnels and meditation spaces, while also referencing Chiang Mai’s ancient walled city; guests have a choice of chic and well-appointed rooms and suites each boasting subtle Thai décor touches and red brick walls to reflect the Lanna architectural influence.

X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is conveniently located within easy access of all that Chiang Mai has to offer. Just a 20-minute drive from Chiang Mai International Airport, the resort is 10 minutes from the centre of the Old City, known for its small winding lanes, myriad temples and Sunday Night Walking Street, and only nine minutes to the famous Night Bazaar.

About X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort: X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a stylish 5-storey resort featuring 30 elegantly designed suites. As the first X2 resort in Chiang Mai, the luxury property offers a distinctive design, blending modern elements with Northern Thailand’s traditional Lanna aesthetic. Here natural beauty and impeccable style come together seamlessly on the banks the Ping River in gardens dotted with century-old tamarind trees. Along with Ozone Rooftop Bar, complete with infinity pool, guests can enjoy world-class cuisine at the Oxygen Dining Room. Additionally, H2O Water Bar and Tea Lounge offers a selection of 50 mineral waters from around the world and also boasts a varied menu of high quality teas as well tasty tapas served in the hotel’s internal courtyard. http://x2resorts.com/resorts/chiang-mai-riverside

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