The director of HBO's 'The White Lotus' has been spotted scoping out sites in Thailand. Here are 4 resorts that might be featured in season 3.
HBO's "The White Lotus" is set to film its third season in Thailand, per Variety.
Four Seasons — the setting of the show's first and second seasons — has four locations in Thailand.
These locations include the chain's luxury campsite in the Golden Triangle.
The third season of "The White Lotus" is set to be filmed in Thailand, according to a report by Variety.
The first two seasons of "The White Lotus" followed the relationships between guests and employees at the fictional White Lotus resort. The first season was filmed in Hawaii and the second was filmed in Italy, both at Four Seasons resorts.
On an episode of HBO's "Unpacking Season 2" posted on YouTube, Mike White, the show's director, said the third season might be about "a satirical and funny look at death and Eastern religion and spirituality." And, as Variety reported on March 27, White was recently spotted scoping out filming sites in Thailand.
If season three follows in the footsteps of the earlier seasons and shoots in a Four Seasons hotel, it'll have four locations to choose from. Keep reading for a look at Thailand's Four Seasons hotels. The hotels are arranged according to price per night, from least to most expensive.
HBO declined to confirm the third season's filming location to Variety. HBO declined to confirm to Insider the third season's filming location. Four Seasons declined Insider's request for comment.
Methodology note: For each location, we selected the entry-level room for a one-night stay during the peak season weekend of March 30 to March 31. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle's price is for two nights, as that location has a minimum two-night stay.
1. Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
Prices per night starting from: 19,000 Thai baht, or around $555 for a deluxe room
Amenities: The hotel is located by the Chao Phraya river in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok. It has 299 guest rooms, an infinity pool, and a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant.
Location highlights: Bangkok is one of the most-visited destinations in the world. It's known for its vibrant nightlife, thousands of street food stalls and restaurants, and dozens of historical temples.
2. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai
Prices per night starting from: 27,700 Thai baht, or around $808, for a garden pavilion
Amenities: The resort is located on the outskirts of Chiang Mai, the largest city in northern Thailand. It's surrounded by rice fields and jungle, and the resort's architecture is inspired by traditional Lanna design. Some of the resort's features include a helicopter charter and private pools.
Location highlights: Chiang Mai is a mountainous province that's known for being the religious center of Thailand, with dozens of elaborate temples. It's also popular for its elephant sanctuaries and lush countryside.
3. Four Seasons Resort Koh Samui
Prices per night starting from: 39,100 Thai baht, or around $1,140, for a one-bedroom pool villa
Amenities: The resort is located on the island of Koh Samui in Surat Thani province. The resort has direct access to the beach, an infinity pool, and a view of the Gulf of Siam. Its facilities include an open-air Muay Thai ring and private yachts for charter.
Location highlights: Koh Samui, a beachside town, is known for its natural landscape of pristine beaches and waterfalls. It's also where the Ang Thong National Park is located, which has lagoons and diving spots.
4. Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle
Prices for a 2-night stay starting from: 95,500 Thai baht, or around $2,784, for a superior tent
Amenities: The hotel, which is made up of several tent-style lodges, is located in Chiang Rai. It's surrounded by jungle and mountains. Some of its notable features include an elephant camp, a riverside pool, and a boutique that sells items made by the local hill tribes.
Location highlights: Chiang Rai is the northernmost province in Thailand. The province is famed for the Wat Rong Khun, a temple-style art exhibit with a stunning white exterior. The resort is located in the Golden Triangle, where Thailand's borders meet Myanmar and Laos. The area was once known for being the heart of Asia's opium and heroin trade.
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