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Congress Logo 33rd World Vegetarian Congress
Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 4 - 10, 1999
'Vegetarianism is the Way'
an unforgettable visual, cultural and gastronomic experience

The Lotus Hotel

The venue for the 33rd World Vegetarian Congress is the five-star Lotus Hotel, with direct access to the Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, the largest and most complete Shopping Arcade in northern Thailand, located in the centre of Chiang Mai, just 15 minutes ride from the international airport. The hotel has a full range of first class facilities, including conference rooms and a near olympic size swimming pool. All rooms have air conditioning and private bathrooms. Prices are extremely reasonable by western standards, but more basic accommodation is also available nearby if required, with daily rates starting from about $15 per person.

While the congress is taking place, the ground floor of the Lotus hotel will be given over to a vegetarian fair with a wide variety of vegetarian shops and restaurants with free exhibitions and shows for the general public which participants in the congress are invited to watch or to join in.

Further details and pictures from the hotel brochure:

Chiang Mai effortlessly combines the land of mist shrouded mountains and luxurious valleys with the distinct urban style and cultural heritage of Lanna Thai .

A city of historically important architecture, Chiang Mai serenely reflects the ancient Lanna Thai traditions of civilization, hospitality and charm.

LOTUS HOTEL Pang Suan Kaew, a first class hotel, is located in the Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex, the largest and most complete Shopping Arcade in Thailand's northern region.
The hotel features 20 conference and banquet rooms able to accomodate 25 - 3,250 persons.
The LOTUS HOTEL Pang Suan Kaew's 690 quest rooms include 409 Deluxe, 246 Standard, 31 Executive Suites, 3 Presidential Suites, and 1 Royal Suite. Each room has been superbly designed in the traditional Lanna Thai style to include a bedroom and a sitting room.
International, Thai and typical Northern food Restaurants provide a tempting variety of cuisines. There is also a Coffee-Shop, a Beer Bar, a Night Club and a karaoke lounge.
The Sports Club comes complete with a Fitness and Aerobic Centre, Sauna, Standard Gymnasium, Tennis Courts , Games room and near Olympic size Swimming Pool
LOTUS HOTEL Pang Suan Kaew offers its guests in the following service:
  • Laundy and dry cleaning
  • baby-sitting
  • 24 hours medical care
  • direct-dial telephone
  • automated wake-up call
  • satellite TV
  • complete business center
  • tour and transportation arrangements

CHIANG MAI: 99/4 Huay Kaew Rd. T.Suthep A.Kuang Chiang Mai 50200, Thialand Tel: (053) 224-333 Fax: (053) 224-493

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