Award-winning South African GM takes the reigns at the acclaimed all-suite boutique resort in Thailand’s cultural capital.
Award winning GM Ewan Taylor leads the team at the recently opened X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort.
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: On 9th November 2017, Ewan Taylor has been appointed General Manager of X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, the stylish new all-suite boutique resort which opened recently on the banks of the Ping River in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s cultural capital.
A South African national, Taylor has a proven track record in the hospitality industry. Having studied at the prestigious Glion institute of hospitality management, based in Switzerland, he has already managed some of Asia’s most acclaimed high-end boutique hotels.
These include the Galle Fort Hotel in Sri Lanka, Seven Terraces Hotel in Penang, Malaysia, and most recently, Villa Samadhi in Kuala Lumpur, all of which rose to the top of the TripAdvisor rankings and won multiple awards during his tenure.
Now, Taylor brings his considerable experience and expertise to X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, the latest resort from Bangkok-based BHMAsia, which opened recently in a charming riverfront setting in Chiang Mai, the capital of northern Thailand’s ancient Lanna Kingdom.
“I am delighted to become General Manager of Chiang Mai’s first X2 Resort,” Ewan Taylor said. “The architects, designers, developers, owners and BHMAsia have all done an incredible job in creating a stunning resort that merges seamlessly into its natural riverside surroundings.”
“X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort is a sleek and contemporary resort that blends cutting-edge style and luxurious amenities with Chiang Mai’s rich cultural heritage. I look forward to working with the excellent team here to ensure unforgettable experiences for every guest,” he added.
This stylish five-storey resort is perfectly positioned on the tranquil east bank of the Ping River, balancing romantic seclusion and close proximity to the ancient walled city, with its enchanting temples and bustling bazaars. Just a short drive outside the city, the jungle-clad hills of Chiang Mai province provide the ultimate setting for soft adventure.
X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort features just 30 elegant suites ranging from 50m² to 177.5m² in size. The majority of these spacious suites overlook the river and two come equipped with their own private pools.
Consultant Michelin-starred chef Nicolas Isnard, who visits the resort regularly from his native France, has worked closely with the executive chef Alexandre Dumard to create a Michelin star dining experience in Chiang Mai at the resort’s Oxygen Dining Room. Meanwhile, the unique H20 Water Bar & Tea Lounge serves 50 different types of water and speciality tea blends. Other facilities include an outdoor infinity pool, a modern gym and rooftop bar.
Interwoven with landscaped gardens and shaded by 100-year-old tamarind trees, this enchanting riverside resort provides the perfect setting for couples, friends and families to unwind in luxurious privacy.
Following the resort’s recent opening, Ewan Taylor will aim to bring further success to X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort and establish it as one of Chiang Mai’s most desirable destinations.