Location: Located in Heart of Laos, Hotel de la Paix is situated the town of Luang Prabang, a charming city with enchanting and picturesque surroundings, based along the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers.
History: One of Asia’s proudest jewels, the town of Luang Prabang lives in no one’s shadow. It’s said that Buddha himself once stood in the lush rainforest of the village, leaving his footprint for generations to follow. In 1995, the small town became a global focal point, when it became listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Service: Hotel de la Paix is known for its heartfelt hospitality, deeply-influenced by the warm and welcoming attitudes inherent to Lao culture.
Sofitel Luang Prabang, located in a refurbished French colonial fort, is one of Luang Prabang's most historic luxury hotels. Sofitel Luang Prabang is an all-suite property with 23 suites and pool suites, all designed in contemporary style with a bathtub, free WiFi, flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod, as well as a private terrace/garden area. An all-day dining restaurant serves classic Lao cuisine, and the colonial-style bar is a great spot to enjoy a cocktail by the fireplace. The hotel also has a spa and library.
The hotel is comprised of 23 luxurious suites, which will transport guests to times past, while still retaining an opulent, modern charm. All suites feature a contemporary design, while still maintaining the element traditional Laos design and artifacts, which are also prominent throughout the hotel itself.
These suites, which range from 150- to 183-square-feet, feature terraces overlooking private gardens. Inside, guests will be pleased to find high ceilings and comfortable sun loungers and daybeds, as well as well-appointed bathrooms with twin vanities, air conditioning, a bathtub, cable TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar.
The Heritage Double Suites are approximately 170-square-feet, and feature outdoor terraces with plush daybeds that look out onto landscaped gardens. A spacious, well-appointed interior features a comfortable bed, flat-screen TV, and spacious bathroom with luxe amenities.
The pool suites, situated in the hotel’s four corners, allowing for a great degree of outdoor space, which features ample private pools, and well-manicured gardens, as well as twin terraces, day beds and sun loungers. A spacious, well-appointed interior features a comfortable bed, flat-screen TV, and spacious bathroom with luxe amenities.
Facilities at Hotel de la Paix include an elaborate spa with a host of treatments for the body and soul, and a generously-sized swimming pool for some much-needed R&R, where guests may laze by the poolside with a tantalizing cocktail.
Hotel de la Paix has deluxe provisions for those planning events, from business-related, to pleasure. Weddings are a particular favorite at the hotel, with a team of wedding and event planners who can help execute the entire day. Executive retreats are also available, as well as a private boardroom and a private longe.
For those who wish to learn the secrets of Lao cooking, Hotel de la Paix offers a cooking class, which takes guests from the local market to the kitchen, where they’ll learn to make a tempting array of traditional dishes.
The hotel’s pool is an elaborate venue made up in bewitching lavender glitter, with shaded daybeds and a poolside bar that serves up a tempting array of cocktails.
Spa Indochine treats its guests with unique therapies that combine ancient recipes with the freshest, most high-quality ingredients, as well as contemporary techniques. Guests may choose from four double treatment rooms.
Dining within Hotel de la Paix offers guest a truly traditional culinary experience, with all the cuisines being authentic, without the aid of artificial flavours or preservatives. Chefs use local and imported produce from around the globe, to give guests a taste of five-star Laotian dining at its best. Guests can also partake in the cooking classes, which are available within the resort.
Though not officially a part of the hotel, 3 Nagas is only five minutes away, housed in the hotel's sister boutique resort. This restaurant was highlighted by the New York Times Travel Guide as offering one of Luang Prabang's most authentic Lao dining experiences.
This restaurant serves up authentic Lao cuisine in a unique and charming atmosphere, amidst pavilions and shade trees, where diners are often entertained by traditional Lao performances and craft making.