From national parks and rich historical sites to paradisiacal beach settings, Belmond has roots planted all over the world, with Asian locations in Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia: affluence without sacrificing comfort.
In addition to its opulent hotels, Belmond also hosts opportunities for effortless adventures, with a dizzying array of train and river cruises. The famous Eastern & Oriental runs from Thailand to Singapore, and Belmond’s river boats float along the road to Mandalay. Belmond gives guests the chance to fully experience and engage in the local culture without sacrificing luxury.
Belmond Governor's Residence
Located in a lotus garden not far from the Shwedagon Pagoda is The Governor's Residence. Once a governor's mansion, it has since been converted in to a 49-room hotel, a 30-minute drive from Yangon airport (RGN). Located in the hotel are two restaurants; the Mandalay Restaurant serves Asian and European cuisine and the Mindon Lounge is a comfortable spot to sit indoors overlooking the garden, or outdoors, and enjoy a refreshment. While there is a swimming pool and massage treatments are offered, there is no spa. The Governor’s Residence has a fitness center and WiFi is available anywhere on hotel grounds, in addition to having a business center for Internet and email access.
Belmond La Residence d'Angkor
This traditional Khmer-styled hotel is located close to Angkor Wat, offering 62 spacious rooms and suites. Each are equipped with satellite flat-screen televisions, DVD players, Wi-Fi connectivity and a freeform terrazza bathtub. The rooms and suites are decorated with jewel-toned silk and bamboo furnishings with a floor-to-ceiling window. La Residence offers two on-site restaurants serving Khmer and barbecue cuisines, and a bar and lounge overlooking the pool and garden. Other facilities include the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2010 listed Kong Kea Spa, two shopping boutiques, a fitness center and a large outdoor swimming pool. La Residence d’Angkor is approximately 20 minutes from the nearest airport.
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Located on an idyllic hillside around 10 minutes from the centre of Luang Prabang, La Residence Phou Vao is a gorgeous boutique property. Set in 2 acres of tropical garden, the resort was built in traditional Lao style and has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel's 34 rooms and suites all have wonderful views, either of the gardens, mountains or infinity pool. The two garden suites have separate living rooms. The hotel restaurant offers superb Lao-French cuisine and is located by the pool. The spa was the first luxury spa in Luang Prabang and also has a stunning 13m fresh water infinity pool.
Located on Samui's secluded Baan Tai Beach, the Belmond Napasai sits within 43 acres of tropical jungle. Baan Tai is in the Mae Nam area of the island, on the northern coast, offering views that stretch out over the Thai Gulf to nearby Phangan Island. Positioned on a sloping green plot of land right on the beach, the property provides guests with direct access to idyllic white sands and warm turquoise blue waters. The 69 standalone villas and residences emulate privacy and calm, decorated in a modern style with Thai accents, many commanding ocean views and private pools. Facilities at the Belmond Napasai include a spa, a fitness center, two tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, and a yoga space. For dining, guests can choose from national and regional dishes at Lai Thai Restaurant, grilled meats and seafood at the shorefront Beach Restaurant, and sophisticated drinks paired with light plates at Infinity. Belmond Napasai is approximately 25 minutes by car from Samui Airport.
Belmond Road to Mandalay
Belmond cruisers offer the opportunity to explore Myanmar in style, aboard beautiful, sumptuous, floating accommodation. Spend three to 11 nights aboard the Road To Mandalay and experience the treasures of the Ayeyarwady River. This boat offers spacious, airy en-suite cabins, tastefully designed with guests’ comfort in mind. Breakfast is available in the room, while full buffet lunches and exquisite international dinners are served each day in the restaurant with delicious wine pairing options, to add a splash of indulgence. What’s more, there are talks from well-heeled guides and the chance to explore the stunning landscape of Myanmar, not to mention daily entertainment from resident and guest musicians and dancers. There is a well-equipped gym and fitness area while less active guests can relax with a drink on the observation deck or take a dip in the pool to unwind as the world sails by. This is one of the best ways to travel Myanmar.
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