With teak pillars lining the lobby, the Chiang Mai Orchid is a grand hotel in the old style, with tastefully furnished rooms trimmed with hardwoods. You can dine at either the formal Mae Rim, which serves international fare, or at Phuping, where you can enjoy Chinese favorites. The more informal Mae Rim Café features a buffet. Stop for a cocktail in the lobby bar, or the cozy Opium Den. The hotel is a 10-minute taxi ride from the center of Chiang Mai.