Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai New year. hotels,New year parties?


Sep 22, 2008
Hi it seems that we (girlfriend and I) are coming up to CM and CR for the New year. Can any body give me an idea of decent hotels in Chiang Rai about 400-700 baht ( i'm ok for CM hotels). Also where and what New year parties are going on in CR or CM. Any info would be great. It will be my 1st time up north and i am so looking forward to it. Looking at renting a bike and enjoying the roads. Tony and the SSR crew have told me what fun it is. The only down side is we have only 5 Days inc travelling and New year.
Thanks Allan