Minor Hotels Group to Take Over Management of
Luxury Hotel in Luang Prabang, Laos
Minor Hotels Group has signed the first Avani
hotel in the historic town of Luang Prabang, an UNESCO World
Heritage Site in northern Laos.
The 53-room hotel is located on a narrow
peninsula at the joining of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Currently operating as the Azerai Hotel, the
rebrand will be completed in March 2018.
The French neo-classical architectural design
resembles the style of the grand villas found in Luang Prabang.
The guest rooms offer an open plan living experience with
French-styled louvered wooden doors that open out to a balcony
overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard. The interior
design draws inspiration from its colonial French heritage, yet
the design approach is modern, functional and elegant.
Bistro serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, indoors or outdoors.
The menu favours classic Bistro and Lao dishes, and the upstairs
bar with its street-side veranda offers the ideal perch from which
to observe the daily rhythms of Luang Prabang local life.
spa offers two single and two double treatment rooms with a
communal relaxation area while the comprehensive fitness centre focuses
on lifestyle elements that promote a healthy body and healthy mind. Daily Yoga classes will
also be offered and there is a 25m swimming pool and pool bar serving smoothies, fresh juices and shared-platters.
outdoor, covered sixtysquare metre Pavilion provides a multi-use
space, ideal for small wedding ceremonies, social events and
The hotel is situated on the doorstep of the
famous night market where guests will find locally made appliqué
blankets, Hmong batik fabrics, lamps, wall hangings, silver jewellery and unusual paper.
The hotel will offer a variety of
excursions including a selection of daily and overnight Mekong
River cruises and a guided hike up Mount Phousi. Other excursions
will include trips to waterfalls, biking, antique shopping,
cooking classes and visits to the many different Buddhist temples.
“Luang Prabang has long been a bucket-listed destination for
travellers throughout South East Asia with its ancient temples,
beautiful French UNESCO listed architecture and stunning riverside
scenery,” said VP Operations, Avani Group Hotel Operations,
Alejandro Bernabe. “Plus with the recently launch Mekong Kingdom
Cruises, that offer day trips or overnight cruises to the resort
from Thailand, the new hotel is a welcome addition to the AVANI
Mr. Andrew Jannson has been appointed as the new General
Manager of the property, joining from Anantara Riverside Bangkok
Resort where he held the position of Hotel Manager.