As part of its A Journey To The Farm Package, Meliá Chiang Mai takes guests to a nearby 250-acre gourmet organic farm to meet local farmers and learn more about sustainable agriculture and healthier eating.
As part of the new hotel’s “360° Cuisine” program, the kitchen works closely with ORI9IN The Gourmet Farm in San Sai District, sourcing organic produce “from the farm to the plate”, only a short distance away. ‘Plate to farm’ is intended to use each component (roots, leaves, stems, stems and more) before food waste is returned to the farm as fertilizer.
A Journey To The Farm, priced at THB 8,800 net (USD 243 net) per double room; It also includes a day trip to the farm for two, including a daily breakfast and picnic lunch for two for two nights.
Farm experience; includes feeding animals, growing Meliá Chiang Mai’s fruit, vegetables and herbs, walking the farm with a guide to learn about the Ori9In’s Pharm traditional herbal medicine garden, and the chance to wander through a garden maze.
According to James Noble, chef and sustainable farmer who runs ORI9In; On the day trip, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the journey their food and products make, and the people who are a part of that journey.
Meliá Chiang Mai, who defines this event as tourism without leaving a footprint on the land, said: “In the first place, we are trying to show guests that you can spend a day without damaging the things you come to see.”
Local farmers as part of the partnership between Meliá Chiang Mai and the farm; grows a range of fruits, vegetables and herbs for the hotel’s restaurants, bar and spa. On the farm; In addition to local seasonal produce such as morning glory, red basil, lemongrass and passion fruit, special ingredients such as tomatoes of various types, salad leaves and padrón peppers are grown for the hotel, which will have to be imported from Spain.
“This collaboration is a central element of our ‘360° Cuisine’ program, where we aim to work closely with local farmers to help improve sustainability and promote ethical production to help make the overall food system more resilient,” said the Hotel General Manager Edward E. Snoeks.
With a design that pays homage to Chiang Mai’s fascinating history and culture with contemporary elegance, the hotel consists of a striking 22-story tower in front of an adjacent seven-story podium building.
You can book A Journey To The Farm Package from now until 28 November 2022 to stay until 30 November 2022.