For sightseeing and business, this hotel is within walking distance of the night markets and a good base to explore Chiang Mai. The modern hotel offers quality above the bargain rates and has contemporarily decorated rooms with city or river view balconies. Chiang Mai, the “700 year old rose of the north” is filled with history and culture. Wats such as Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Chet Yot, Wat Ku Tao, Wat Phra Sing, and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep are a good way to explore the history. Outside the city you will find beautiful waterfalls, visit the hill tribes and the elephant conservatory. The Lanna Palace hotel has a Thai/international restaurant and a fine Chinese restaurant. This is a beautiful and historically important Thai city and worth a few days to explore.