Apple Tree is targeting 15 April 2013 for the
soft opening of the tented luxury lodge located in the heart of
historic Bagan, Myanmar.
Located near the eastern shore of the
legendary Irrawaddy River, the property offers 85 air-conditioned
rooms in three classes of accommodation, ranging from 261 square
meters for the Courtyard Suite, to 72 square meters for the Deluxe
The hotel’s design aesthetic melds classic Burmese
brick design with contemporary flourishes and tented roofs.
Its principal restaurant, the Tiffin Box,
delivers a range of culinary fare from authentic Burmese to
western cuisine. Afternoon tea is served in the Lobby Lounge, and
the Pool Bar offers up snacks and cocktails.
Beyond the restaurant, the Lodge features a spa, a 20-meter pool
and travel desk for guests to book local excursions and onward
“Bagan is the hottest travel destination
in Southeast Asia,” said Kurt Walter, Group General Manager at the
Apple Tree Group. “Myanmar culture is on every traveler’s radar
screen, and Bagan is going to emerge as the hottest attraction in
Located 700 kilometers north of
Yangon, Bagan is one of the most rarified collections of temples
anywhere in the world not yet designated a UNESCO World Heritage
Site. National Geographic has hailed the vast temple grounds as
“one of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological heritage sites.”
“Seeing the ancient Ananda Temple and the gilded
Shwezigon Paya today is what it must have been like to visit
Angkor more than 20 years ago,” said Walter. “There is something
very pristine and unadulterated about exploring temples that date
back to the 11th and 12th centuries.”
temples and ruins, the region is renown for its local artisans and
weavers, horse-driven carts that ply the back roads, and small
outdoor markets that sell everything from silver to fresh produce.
Daily flights deliver passengers into Yangon from
the regional capitols of Hanoi, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Doha,
Taipei, Kumin, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Bangkok. Once visitors arrive
in Yangon, four private domestic airlines have daily direct flights to Nyaung U, the airport that serves Bagan.
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