The 137 Pillars House story really began in 1856 when an adventurous bunch of Englishmen established the Borneo Company Limited which extracted the islands natural resources and exported them home to industrializing Britain. 137 Pillars housed the Chiang Mai office and a legacy was born.
It’s modern day tale to glory began when the owners sought a brief but peaceful respite from Bangkok. The Northern town of Chiang Mai came to mind for its laid back pace. The house was stumbled upon while exploring the town, on the search for a retirement property – the owners were immediately charmed and set out to make it their own.
The Lanna style Thai house was a curious fixture and as they researched, discovered the true and fascinating story of this house and the British based Borneo Company and knew their family could share a slice of Thai history with the world. The house was run-down and ailing but the owners had a vision they were determined to fulfill; it was destined to be an intimate and elegant retreat for guests to unwind from the stress of their busy lives.
Welcome to 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai – the elegance of the Orient, where every sense of modern luxury awaits you.
ROOMS & SUITES
137 Pillars House Suites are havens of tranquility with every imaginable convenience – large terraces with expansive daybeds and our signature planters rattan rocking chairs – high ceilings with large super king size beds, en suite dressing room with walk-in closet and views to the tropical gardens. Large bathrooms with separate indoor/outdoor garden showers, and Victorian baths make these suites unique in every sense.
Rajah Brooke Suites: 70sqm available in twin or king size configuration, complete with all signature Victorian bath and luxury amenities
East Borneo Suites: 75sqm suites with large vintage tiled verandas extending over tropical gardens.
William Bain Terrace Suites: 100sqm suites overlooking the Old Baan Borneo House which a large terrace that offers a panoramic view
Louis Leonowens Pool Suites: 135sqm suites with private outdoor plunge pool which adjoins to a spacious living room
The Dining Room offers breakfast, lunch or dinner in an al fresco or restaurant setting. Enjoy hand crafter classic and contemporary cocktails at Jack Bain’s and savor the epicurean art of gourmet cuisine at Palette. For the finest Thai and Lanna cuisine with organic ingredients join us at the Dining Room and partake in afternoon tea at the gardens of the parlour of Baan Borneo House.
Palette Restaurant: Epicurean art of gourmet cuisine
The Dining Room: Join The Dining Room for our harvest breakfast table and the traditional Lanna and Thai Cuisine
Jack Bain’s Bar: Experience the legendary ‘Old World’ classic and contemporary cocktails combining artfully selected boutique spirits and delicious bar bites
Private Dining: Enjoy delights from our menus in the privacy of your suite
SPA & WELLNESS
Indulge your senses with the bespoke range of treatments, therapies and rituals and exercise programs and healthy organic spa cuisine. Choose from our unique treatment, recipe, venue, exercise and activity offerings and let 137 Pillars House design a bespoke wellness program based on your needs and preferences. The hand-picked team of therapists are on hand to ensure a memorable experience.
EVENTS & OCCASIONS
Whether you are planning a lavish wedding, intimate dinner or a bespoke event, our dedicated team of specialists will passionately curate a legendary occasion for you. From larger to small our creative team is on hand to craft your event combining artfully our cuisine, our setting, our entertainment and our activities to suit every occasion.