Let’s dive right into the PROJECT DEVELOPMENT of The Prio condominium!
The feat of real estate developer SRC Chiang Mai and earlier coined The Rich condo, construction of The Prio commenced by late 2014 before bidding welcome to its first stayers in January ’17.
Forming a trio of inter-connected 15-storey towers, The Prio condo offers a structurally and internally modern to a T residence at which to live a premium lifestyle in the midst of North Thailand’s provincial metropolis!
No need of wheels with this ‘super prime LOCATION’!
Landmarked on close to four rai (not quite two-thirds of a hectare) of greeneried grounds just back from the southeast corner of Airport Intersection, The Prio’s locally surrounded by a world of conveniences and recreational enjoyments!
Most get toable of all, standing right across from the high-rise in fact, is the five-storied Central Airport Plaza; numbering a collective several hundred shops, eateries and entertainment facilities, the complex’s chief tenants include the Robinson Department Store in Chiang Mai, an outlet of IT City, a multiplex cinema [movie theatre], a Tops supermarket, Kad Luang Airport food hall, Northern Village souvenir and handicraft zone, a convention and exhibition arena, not to mention laying on courtesy shuttle bus services daily to designated destinations throughout town! For Thai visa related matters, some 500 metres further along Sanambin Road lies the recently revamped Chiang Mai Immigration Office whilst onward in about as much time again are the domestic and international terminals of Chiang Mai Airport as well as the nearby policed entrance to the short Wing 41 bypass leading to Suthep and Nimmanhaemin Roads.
For an alternative pick of weekly groceries, condo residents can instead make their way -either on foot or by a yellow songthaew- straight down the Hang Dong Road to the likes of Tesco Lotus Hypermarket, Big C Supercentre and Siam Makro Cash & Carry.
Then again, only one and a bit kilometres up from the condominium is the south side of the ‘Old City’ – whether by way of Thipanet Road with Kad Manee night market, the next-door Old
Chiang Mai Cultural Centre (housing the super chic The Diplomat single malt club, Paisley tapas bar, and ruyi Chinese cuisine) plus the Wualai main strip for the popular Saturday Walking Street en route; or else via Mahidol Road passing both Nim City community mall (featuring branches of Rimping Supermarket, Daiso ‘Japanese dollar store’ and Ohkajhu organic farm-to-table restaurant) and the newish Chiangmai Home Office & Commerce (CHOC) business park for a steadily growing stream of dining and drinking spots!
Delight in high-class ON-SITE AMENITIES any time it pleases!
The Prio from the westbound carriageway of Mahidol thoroughfare [Highway 1141] or the southbound lane of the Chiang Mai-Hod Road [Highway 108], each of the condo’s two access points bear automatic barrier gates ever attended by a rotating company of six uniformed security guards; that, in addition to an electronic keycard control system and more than 120 mounted 360° CCTV cameras all over common areas.
Besides sheltered parking adequate for at least 209 cars and 50 motorbikes across the basement, first and second levels, the property features an equally bright and open deluxely specified sofa-filled lobby; not just supporting complimentary WiFi, but also separate reception counter and juristic person desk who are only too glad to assist from 8AM to 5PM Monday to Saturday.
By catching any of the half-dozen floor-lock lifts [elevators] to the third floor, The Prio’s occupants can take to the equipment-packed inside gym or communal lounge, library and meeting room in one; else, out of doors, enjoy a cooling swim in the 15 by 12 metre adult pool before letting it all hang out at whichever of the astroturfed courtyard garden or the rooftop sky garden with each of the three condo buildings also boasting their very own helipad (Though I don’t think it has ever been used)
Care to settle into well designed & better standard CONDO PADS?
Totting up to a mighty 408 units, 38.43 square metre 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom condos account for the majority with the balance represented by 2 bed suites beginning at 57.30 sq m with a reserve of 63.43 sq m double volume duplexes and, confined to the upper four floors, 77.65 sq m executive penthouses.
Living space is fittingly proportioned with a prevailingly open-plan layout, single balcony and 7.7 or 12 metre wide windows producing light-soaked interiors which, from the more elevated west-facing units, confer the ‘most magnificent’ obstruction-free panoramic view of Doi Suthep mountain!
As normal, The Prio’s condos come completely air-conditioned and, serviceably arrayed using a higher grade of materials, furnished likewise with in-room broadband internet supplied by 3BB and, as an extra security measure, a digital door lock.