Four Seasons Opens Tented Camp in Thailand

Luxurious Tree-Top Accommodations and Hands-on Elephant Experience a Company First

TORONTO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today opened the doors (or rather tent flaps) to its first all-inclusive Tented Camp. As the company’s third property in Thailand, this exceptional property is located in heart of the Thai jungle, offering uncompromising attention to detail and an unforgettable guest experience.

“Adventure in the jungles of Thailand is the latest Four Seasons experience we’re proud to offer sophisticated world travellers,” said Wolf Hengst, president, worldwide hotel operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Exceptional scenery, intimate dining and the opportunity to interact with nature can all be enjoyed, together with Four Seasons unsurpassed style, comfort and service.”

Accessible only by riverboat, Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is nestled in the heart of the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar (Burma) converge. Situated within the jungle canopy above the Ruak River, the exclusive property accommodates a total of only 30 guests at one time.

Accommodations include 15 luxurious air-conditioned tents, individually decorated and featuring a king-size Four Seasons signature bed, floors made from recycled teak, exotic furniture, an outdoor shower, a sundeck with massage beds and a hand hammered oversized copper bathtub. Each well-appointed tent has zippered doors and windows, and offers its own unique view of some of the most spectacular natural vistas in South East Asia.

Designed for active adult travelers, the Camp presents a wide variety of on-site and off-site activities including a hands-on elephant experience with the on-property coordinator and local mahouts, experts in the 2000-year-old Thai tradition of elephant care. All of the elephants on the property are rescued from the streets of Thailand as part of an ongoing program to provide domesticated elephants with a humane and natural setting.

Other activities include cruising the Mekong River, jungle treks, bird watching, fishing, riverbank picnics, nature walks, mountain biking, temple tours and cooking classes. Guests can also relax in the Camp’s free-form pool after a long day of activities or enjoy a traditional Thai massage and exotic spa treatment amid the bamboo forests of the San Valley that bisects the Camp.

A unique dining experience is part of a stay at the Camp. Guests have the option to dine together at a long family-style table, seated in suede leather chairs, or privately at separate tables. The Camp’s main dining area, Nong Yao Restaurant, serves breakfast and lunch. Dinner is always an event, whether a barbecue under the stars, a five-course formal meal, or a dinner by the campfire. Dining during the day can include a picnic lunch in the jungle, afternoon tea on the river or a sundowner with snacks while enjoying the sunset. Despite the remote location, the Camp offers an impressive collection of international and Thai wines from its sophisticated wine cellar.

The Camp offers two- or three-night all-inclusive packages comprised of accommodations, all meals and beverages (including wines and spirits), a spa treatment, mahout training, a Mekong River excursion and private airport transfers from Chiang Rai Airport. A visit to the Camp can be seamlessly combined with stays at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai and/or Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok. Depending on the weather and season, other activities offered include jungle trekking, riverbank picnics, nature walks, bird-watching, fishing, cooking classes and day trips to Laos and Burma.

Until September 30, 2006, special introductory five-night packages, ranging from US$3,900 to US$5,657 (double occupancy), offer guests the opportunity to combine a stay at the Camp with one of the two other Four Seasons properties in Thailand.

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Dedicated to continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality, Four Seasons invented luxury for the modern traveller. From elegant surroundings of the finest quality, to caring, highly personalised 24- hour service, Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best. The deeply instilled Four Seasons culture is personified in its employees – people who share a single focus and are inspired to offer great service. Founded in 1960, Four Seasons has followed a targeted course of expansion, opening hotels in major city centres and desirable resort destinations around the world. Currently with 69 hotels in 31 countries, and more than 20 properties under development, Four Seasons will continue to lead luxury hospitality with innovative enhancements, making business travel easier and leisure travel more rewarding. For more information on the company, visit www.fourseasons.com.

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