Spa sensation

The next in our series of alluring new spa openings – the Aleenta Retreat in Northern Thailand

Thailand has a new luxury retreat – focusing on holistic wellness, nourishing gastronomy and sustainability. The third Aleenta brand property from AKARYN Hotel Group – who specialise in small luxury resorts – is all about achieving optimum wellness in a serene and scenic environment.

So what can you expect amenities-wise? The hotel offers 44 rooms and suites – accommodation comprises spacious rooms, one-and-two-bedroom pool residences and a four-bedroom teak villa with a private swimming pool.

Tying into its spiritual location in the ancient city of Chiang Mai, the resort’s health appeal lies in its Ayurah Wellness Centre. Alongside complementary daily yoga, Qi Gong, meditation and mindfulness classes, guests can immerse themselves in tailor-made programmes themed around areas including detoxification, mind-balance and self-love. The programmes are enriched by healthy cuisine and a wellness cooking class, as well as bespoke nutritionist-led plans with full plant-based options. Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai enables clients to work with a resident ‘master healer’, doctor, nurse and nutritionist.

The resort’s restaurant, ‘The Garden’, offers nutritious dishes encompassing the flavours of traditional Northern Thai Lanna cuisine alongside Western cuisine with a Lanna twist – using Thailand’s highest quality produce with plant-based, keto and low sugar/carb options available. At 1892 Bar, guests can relax on the balcony overlooking the resort’s spiritual blessing garden while enjoying a distinctive selection of specially curated snacks including vegan khao soi gyoza and wild boar teriyaki. 

Aleenta, which means ‘a rewarding life’, has served as the hotel collection’s manifesto since its launch in 2006 with the inaugural Aleenta Hua Hin Resort & Spa. Each resort is anchored upon spacious accommodations, premium design, exceptional cuisine, first-class facilities, holistic retreat programmes and a long-term commitment to sustainability. As the first hotel group in Thailand to go single-use plastic-free in 2018, Aleenta Retreat Chiang Mai will continue the commitment to responsible hospitality. The resort was designed from reclaimed wood as a low-rise property, built to protect the local ecosystem, topography and maximise natural features.

Rates start from £182 per night for a Deluxe Balcony Room, from £275 for a One Bedroom Pool Residence, from £420 for a Two Bedroom Pool Residence, and from £930 for the Four Bedroom Golden Teak Villa. For more info, visit