Luang Prabang, Laos
The Belmond group prides itself on providing high, colonial-inspired luxury, in exquisite locations and La Résidence at Luang Prabang is no exception. This gracious five-star hotel, on a hilltop outside town, enjoys fabulous views over the tree canopy and exotic roofscape of the old quarter, to the jungle-covered mountains beyond. Terracotta tiles, cream-washed walls and rattan easy chairs recall the heyday of French Indochina – a look carried through to the large rooms, which have spacious sitting areas and big windows opening on to lush, flower-filled gardens. Enjoy the panoramas from a dreamy infinity pool, before a session in the Mekong Spa – one of the finest in Laos.