Location: Located in Heart of Laos, this Sofitel property 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: Sofitel Luang Prabang 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. Formerly known as Hotel de la Paix, Sofitel Luang Prabang consists of 25 suites, including the Signature Governor's Residence, 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 25 luxurious suites and villas, which transport guests to times past. All accommodation features sleek contemporary design, with elements and detailing reflecting traditional Laos design, including antique pieces which can be foun d throughout the property.
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 Suites are approximately 170 square feet, and feature outdoor terraces with plush daybeds that look out onto landscaped gardens. The interior space is comprised of a comfortable bed, flat-screen TV, and large bathroom with luxury amenities.
The Pool Suites, which can be found in the hotel’s four corners, offer outdoor spaces including a private pool 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 large bathroom with luxe amenities.
The Signature Governor's Residence covers 1,300 square feet of space, including two bedrooms appointed as one king bed and two twin beds. High ceilings and elegant dressing areas exude classic opulence, while the outdoor bathtub and gazebo area are the epitome of tranquility.
Facilities at Sofitel Luang Prabang include an elaborate spa with a host of treatmen ts for the body and soul, and a generously-sized swimming pool for some much-neede d R&R, where guests may laze by the poolside with a tantalizing cocktail.
For those who wish to learn the secrets of Lao cooking, Sofitel Luang Prabang 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 Sofitel Luang Prabang 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.
Lespa treats guests to unique therapies, combining ancient recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients, as well as contemporary techniques. Guests may choose from four double treatment rooms.
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.
Dining within Sofitel Luang Prabang offers guest a truly traditional culinary experie nce, with all the cuisines being authentic, without the aid of artificial flavours or preserv atives. Chefs use local and imported produce from around the globe, to give guests a t aste of five-star Laotian dining at its best. Guests can also partake in the cooking class es, 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 farm-to-table concept dining space is all about the outdoors, from the fresh local ingredients sourced for the sumptuous dishes to the grills where you'll watch your dinner cooking in front of your eyes.
Select a tome from the city's largest private book collection and cosy up by the fire with a glass of wine. Perfect for sundowners and quiet evenings in.