There are chain hotels and there are chain hotels.
The ones I am familiar with and drool over are the Banyan Trees, Aman Resorts, One and Only, Six Senses and most recently - Bvlgari but I just found another to join the ranks. The Anantara Resorts, are found in Thailand, Maldives, Abu Dhabi and Indonesia.
The Anantara in Chiang Rai, is found on the brink of the Golden Triangle so the resort faces the three countries, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. I suspect since it is in the north, that the weather would be rather cool and pleasant.
Anantara Golden Triangle has a Suite Essence Package that offers travellers a bottle of champagne DAILY !!!! and it includes all the other fringe benefits like breakfast, free internet blah blah and may I repeat a FREE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE DAILY !! The package for one night is about RM 1,800, guess you pay for your own champagne.
Here are some photos from their website.
The balcony comes with your personal sala, or daybed as seen in this pic.
The Anantara in Bali is found on the Seminyak Beach, with the legendary Legian beach sunset view. In this resort, you can pick any of the sea facing rooms or if you feel like treating yourself, there is always the Penthouse with 2 bedrooms and your own pool.
It comes with sweeping views of the beach, private terraces and personal butler. Not bad but prices start from USD 2,900.
This is the main pool. I love the jacuzzi jets that are built into the single seats, imagine leaning back with a mojita resting on the deck, checking out the view in front of you..........aaahhh
Here's the same pool at dusk,
And the penthouse.
What a balcony. Perfect for a bbq or deck party !!
Let me go daydream some more............