Star in your own Indochine movie with a stay at Hotel de la Paix’s newest venture in Southeast Asia: Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang. Chic, Swank ans surprisingly unpretentious. Much like the town itself, this retreat blends the old, the new and the unexpected, indulging guests with an experience they’ll not soon forget. Think night market tours with a guide to negotiate for you; gorgeous micro herb cuisine; sultry spa therapies; giant accommodations, all just bicycle ride (hotel provided!) from the bustling center of town.
Set against a background of mountainous beauty of Luang Prabang, Hotel de la Paix promises a restful and secluded stay, embraced in the warmth of Lao hospitality and the timeless wonder of this culturally rich destination. This graceful sanctuary, that once served as the Governor’s residence, is now an intimate boutique resort with 23 spacious suites, designed to soothe the senses and pamper souls with a fascinating fusion of traditional Lao architecture and a modern European influences. Each indulgent suite features plush sofas and lounge chairs, sumptuous linens on the king-size bed and rain showers in the bath.
Large, sun-kissed courtyards, shimmering pools and frangipani-fragrant gardens reflect the destination as a supremely relaxing environment and inspire moments of quiet reflection. When you’re ready, natural spa therapies await at the Spa Indochine, capturing the essence of Laos, drawing on its wellness traditions. Dining at two-story, Lao-style Kaipen Restaurant will thrill your taste buds with dishes reflecting the rich culinary traditions and flavors of Lao cuisine, laced with distinctive French influences. Love what’s on your plate? Discover the secrets to the region’s cuisine in hands-on cooking classes and culinary excursions with the resort’s expert chefs.
Located in the ancient royal capital of the kingdom of Lang Xang, Luang Prabang is the cultural and spiritual heart of one of the most unspoiled countries in Southeast Asia. Think sweeping pagoda roofs and European villas, sticky rice with minced duck and crispy baguette sandwiches, the musicality of the Lao language and the sensual vowels of perfect français.
The profusion of slope-roofed temples offer visitors a tantalizing glimpse into the remnants of the town’s royal past. An afternoon at the Royal Palace Museum is a window into the past, and an evening at the night market is an opportunity to stock up on silk harem pants, brilliant scarves, vibrant tapestries and tasteful handcrafted items. Adventure beckons in the form of trekking, kayaking, cycling and eco-tours through the spectacular landscape of mountains, forests and rivers. Uncover the abundant beauty and culture of Luang Prabang with the hotel’s leisure concierge on-hand to tailor activities according to your personal interests for a one-of-a-kind destination experience.
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