Luang Prabang, Laos
French colonial charm combined with the modern indulgences found at any Sofitel hotel worldwide has created an elegant and sophisticated luxury retreat, right in the heart of Luang Prabang Old Town. Surrounded by a lush tropical garden and set against a backdrop of rolling mountains, the 25 clay-roofed suites are adorned with exquisite furnishings: shuttered windows, hand-carved four poster beds, hand-woven textiles and elegant Lao artefacts. They all also come with their own private garden, oversized bathtub or private pool and, of course, all the modern conveniences you would expect.
The French colonial style is in abundance, with large courtyards, gardens and reflecting pools, fireplaces and even a library to relax in, however there is also a clear sense of the rich Laos culture, from the fine architecture and décor inspired by Lao artisans to the authentic cooking classes and the traditional spa treatments and Lao healing techniques available. The scenically placed swimming pool offers the ideal spot for an afternoon of relaxation and the Governor’s Grill, with its farm to table menu, some of the finest traditional cuisine in Luang Prabang.