CHIANG MAI, THAILAND: definitely stay at the Four Seasons hotel. It is an AMEX fine hotels property. The setting is very nice, in some rice paddy fields and very spread out.
Very green and lush. The flower bowls they make every day are beautiful and different. They have a wine room with a great selection.
The food for dinner at The Thai restaurant was great!! Also, the breakfast had a good selection. Definitely do the Tiger Kingdom.
It is amazing how close you get to the tigers. We also drove to Pai for a night which was very interesting. The drive is very scenic.
Stay at Reverie Siam. It is a very nice hotel with a great wine bar and tapas restaurant. Stop for coconuts along the way.