Luxury Tented Camp in Thailand Pitches at Corporate Meetings Market

Luxury Tented Camp in Thailand Pitches at Corporate Meetings Market

CHIANG RAI, THAILAND The newly opened luxury Visama Mae Chan tented camp in northern Thailand has announced that it is available for private corporate buyouts.

The fully five-star tented camp, which opened in December, is targeting corporate buyouts for board meetings, strategic planning retreats and incentive reward bookings. It is also making the property available for private takeovers by families, groups of friends and intimate wedding parties.

Each group will have a dedicated in-house event manager to make sure proceedings go smoothly.

The camp’s founders, VHG Hospitality Asia, have created a service culture and property that can host ten executives and their partners in ten safari tents imported from South Africa and adapted for northern Thailand.

VHG Hospitality Asia co-founder, Christopher Stafford, known for pioneering innovative hospitality projects such as I37 Pillars Hotel Chiang Mai, and at Anantara Hotels, says the property team can create a large variety of activities both inside the tented camp and in the surrounding areas of forested hills, rice paddies and small villages.

He cites guided hiking and biking trips, cooking classes, spa therapy, yoga, Tai Chi, archery, painting and pottery classes. Evocative temples, mountain landscapes and hill tribe villages are a short trip away.

The camp lends itself to both indoor and outdoor meetings. In the evening there is the option of star-lit fire-side movie screenings and BBQs at the Ambalama lounge area.

“With almost five hectares, our beautiful retreat offers a very private, bespoke and secure setting for companies,” says Stafford. “And all of it comes with a delightful touch of novelty due to the beguiling but beautifully functional nature of the accommodations – safari tents.”

The opulently-appointed tents, on raised platforms in a peaceful hill country setting, range in size from 48 to 80 sqm (517-860 sq ft), including a 12 or 20 sqm (130-215 sq ft) veranda. The largest tent has two bedrooms.

Amenities in all tents include air conditioning, mobile phone with concierge app, French press coffee pots, WiFi, rain showers, safety deposit box, refrigerator, his and her bathrobes and slippers, bathtub, large balconies and an evening turndown service.


The food experience

The lodge’s food experience is key.

With advice from head chef Suphannat ‘Miu’ Amnuayrit, companies can request a personalised dining-by-design menu. Or everyone in the group can go full a la carte. As guests would expect from a top-end retreat, the culinary team can prepare a wide selection of Asian, Western, Thai and northern Thai options to immaculate standards.

There is also an option for corporate groups to give back.

Visama Mae Chan has a partnership with the neighbouring Friends of Thai Daughters Foundation. Three young women university graduates are already working at the resort, thanks to the foundation. There are opportunities for companies to support the charity’s work while at the camp.

On accessibility, Visama Mae Chan is a 40-minute transfer from Chiang Rai international airport, which is a 90-minute flight from Bangkok or a 130-minute flight from Phuket.

Find out more about Thailand’s newest luxury tented camp at


VHG Asia works closely with local communities and conservation organisations to protect the environment, preserve cultural heritage, and support economic development in the areas where it operates. This commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism creates a compelling investment opportunity for socially responsible investors who are looking for both financial returns and positive impact. As a leading luxury tented camp developer and operator in Asia with a proven track record, VHG offers a turnkey solution for investors who want to own a luxury tented camp in some of the region’s most captivating wilderness areas and beach destinations. Find out more at


Friends of Thai Daughters was established as a not-for-profit foundation in the United States in 2005 by Jane McBride and Patty Zinkowski. The charity provides education, safe shelter and emotional support to girls at risk of being trafficked in Northern Thailand. The foundation’s goal is to meet the needs and have a transformational impact in the lives of the most vulnerable. Girls typically enter the charity’s program through referrals from local officials or other NGOs. Over 125 girls, young women and their families have benefitted from the FTD program. Find out more at

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