Hotel and Design Concept

Chiang Mai’s historical neighborhood of Charoen Prathet Road now has a new upscale hub in the Maladee Rendezvous Hotel, a former private house that has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel. All areas of the hotel, from the rooms to the exquisitely landscaped gardens, exude uniqueness and elegance.

Away from the ordinary, Maladee Rendezvous Hotel represents the perfect mix of the owners’ Thai and Chinese background with the Western architecture of the neighborhood.

Walking into Maladee Rendezvous Hotel is like walking into a small neighborhood community, from the welcoming stationary theme lobby, leading to a hallway with the hotel’s short story.

Behind the entrance hall, a rich emerald green pool, similar to a green pond, is hidden within this neighborhood with a Chinese bridge crossing over, surrounded by trees and peacefulness, inviting guests to disconnect and recharge.

“Nostalgic Contemporary Architecture”


Maladee Rendezvous Hotel’s architectural design is inspired by the architecture during the period of the Thai King Rama V, when Western people came to do business in Chiang Mai. With them, they brought along their culture and architecture, which can still be seen nowadays along the hotel’s surrounding streets: colonial buildings of Christian schools, the French consulate, and the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Respecting the owners’ Sino-Thai background, Maladee Rendezvous Hotel blends itself into its roots, creating a unique concept of “Nostalgic Contemporary Architecture”.

Inspired by the existing shophouses and townhomes built in the early 1900s along the Ping River, the hotel consists of a cluster of houses to represent a small district neighborhood where people lived closely and harmoniously with one another.

Discreet engraved geometrical floral patterns showcased on the hotel façades and the guest room balconies combine the elegance of the East with the intricacies of the West.

The Chinese curving bridge and circle pattern of the Jacuzzi give a distinctive charm to the courtyard area, while the imposing vertical concrete screens separating each room help assure guests’ privacy.  

Interior Design

Defined by a feeling of nostalgia that recalls the mix of cultures of the hotel’s location, the elegantly designed 29 guestrooms and 5 suites, reflect the value of the past precious porcelain through the unique Blue Cobalt color and patterns on locally crafted furnishings in a contemporary style with modern day comforts. Historically, the production of Thai porcelain was mainly influenced by blue and white Chinese porcelain, which was regarded as the most prestigious type of pottery during that time. The Blue Cobalt color, commonly used in frescoes and tiles, was also used on porcelain due to its strength, beauty, and durability. However, both Thailand and China were unable to produce the Blue Cobalt color material by themselves, therefore the color pigments had to be imported from Italy.

Guest Rooms

The interior of the guestrooms was inspired by the ancient porcelains, as they were a symbol of wealth, giving the room a nostalgic and elegant feeling. The Blue Cobalt color on porcelain paintings, which represents the past precious color, is used as a main color theme for room decorations as shown in the wall paintings, curtains, and pillar fabrics. The highlight of the rooms is a uniquely designed geometric pattern on the partition and cabinet doors, which originate from Thai and Chinese patterns on these porcelains.

The stylish bathroom showcases a free-standing bathtub on a beautifully patterned clay floor tile, the shower and toilet areas are also hidden in the other part of the bathroom, providing more privacy. Hand-made blue Celadon sinks also add a local touch to the bathroom.


Reminiscent of Mr. Mana and Mrs. Daranee’s original business, the hotel lobby is designed to feel like a stationary store. Characterized by teakwood closed cabinets and vintage office supplies, the lobby builds guests’ curiosity to explore the stories inside.

The lobby wall is finished with an off-white grey scheme, which blends eloquently with the beige/brown color of the bookshelves, creating a warm yet elegant soft luxury look, while being contrasted by the stark gray iron spiral staircase to the lounge on the mezzanine floor.

Rosemary Café and Bistro

Rosemary Café and Bistro is designed as a living room-type conservatory, featuring high ceilings and six-meter-tall glass windows, allowing natural light to come in. Decorative birdcage lamps help emphasize the outdoor concept of the bistro, letting guests feel relaxed in the middle of a lush green garden while enjoying delicious cuisine.

The Tiger Bar

“The Tiger Bar”, named after a famous Thai phrase, “Running Tiger”, is designed to resemble an ancient liquor store selling various kinds of pickled liquors, which were believed to help boost drinkers’ spirits. These various pickled liquor jars are showcased on the top of the bar shelf, truly highlighting the vintage concept and uniqueness of the bar. Adding to the bar’s antiquity, the lamps and wall panels display a deep rich amber color, the color of authentic high-quality aged liquor.