Global luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand Nikki Beach Worldwide, through its Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts Asia division, has entered into an agreement with Siam Three Heng International to manage the Dhara Dhevi Hotel in Chiang Mai as the Nikki Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai with immediate effect.
The Nikki Beach rebranding process is underway and will be completed by mid-June. Nikki Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai will be the brand’s second location in Thailand after Koh Samui.
“The newly formed Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts Asia division looks forward to a successful new property in Chiang Mai in conjunction with the brand’s 20th anniversary,” said Kevin Wallace, president of Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts Asia.
The Dhara Dhevi Hotel was formerly the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi until a dispute with the resort owner saw the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group cease management from this iconic property in Chiang Mai.
Nikki Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, which spreads across 24 hectares amid the countryside and rice paddy fields, is modelled after a traditional Lanna-style palace with 123 keys. The property also features a 3,100m2 spa, numerous F&B outlets, multiple pools, a fitness center, Kids Club, Arts & Craft Village, Culinary Academy and meditation areas.
This agreement heralds the current expansion goals of the Nikki Beach Hotels & Resorts division within Asia, where the company has a dozen additional contracts already under negotiation to meet the region’s substantial demand for the experiential luxury concept, it said a press release.
Nikki Beach now boasts properties in four destinations worldwide, spanning Koh Samui, Thailand; Porto Heli, Greece; Bodrum, Turkey and Dubai, the UAE.