Rosewood has expanded its portfolio of luxury
hotels to Laos with the opening of the Rosewood Luang Prabang, a luxury escape within an idyllic hilltop forest.
The resort is the first
tented villa concept and the second Southeast Asia resort for
Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.
The enclave features 23
guestrooms, villas, suites and tented villas surrounding
the site’s natural waterfall, only a 10-minute drive from Luang
Prabang, the 14th-century capital of ancient Laos and an UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
Located at the
confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, Luang Prabang is
known for its well-preserved French colonial architecture and IndoChinese villas, monk communities and gilded temples, rich
historical significance, French and Laotian cuisines, and
mesmerizingly serene pace of life.
Bill Bensley and
BENSLEY design studio modelled the property on the concept of a
Laotian hill station from the turn of the 20th century, in which a
grand and gracious home of a French host would be opened to
intrepid adventurers and curious travellers from diverse walks of
life who managed to make their way to this magical corner of the
“Rosewood Luang Prabang is exotic, intimate and
deeply respectful of the destination’s culture, history and
natural setting,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of
Rosewood Hotel Group. “This unique property is not only a wondrous
expression of our brand’s A Sense of Place philosophy, but also
marks a key milestone for our group and its Southeast Asia
Accommodation at the resort is situated adjacent to a river or
waterfall or floating above the ground amongst the treetop foliage.
They variously include their own private swimming pools, oversized
balconies, outdoor wooden bathtubs and other features special to
each, yet all provide the experience of immersion in a dense
Accommodation ranges from Riverside Rooms, and Riverside
Suites that are more than 90 square meters in size, to secluded
Riverside Villas, Waterfall Pool Villas and luxury Hilltop Tents.
Dining at Rosewood Luang Prabang
delves deep into the rich Laotian food culture and chefs place
utmost importance on locally sourced and seasonal foods.
The Great House offers indoor seating and an open-air terrace with
large daybeds and sofas overlooking lush gardens and a waterfall.
There guests can experience Laotian farm-to-table dining, authentic
local specialties and dishes influenced by the cuisine of historic
The Elephant Bridge Bar overlooks a picturesque river and is
perfect for a relaxing evening drink or whiling the afternoon
away. It offers light snacks, simple and healthy fare, and
refreshing hand-crafted cocktails and beverages. The bar
specializes in cocktail classics with a tropical twist, using
local herbs and spices that echo Laos’ rich and diverse harvests
to reflect a true sense of place.
Guests have the option
of poolside dining, from sunbeds, cozy cabanas or thoughtfully
placed tables that dot the terrace, choosing from an array of
comfort food, haute Laotian classics, as well as fresh cocktails,
wines and refreshments, all served amidst the verdant forest
property sets a new dimension for guests to discover the poetry of
Luang Prabang -- its natural beauty, spirituality and way of
life,” said Elias Pertoft, managing director of Rosewood Luang
Prabang. “We are dedicated to hosting our guests in highly personalized fashion, to help them experience all Luang Prabang
has to offer, both on and off-property.”
Introductory "Ancient Wonders of Laos"
rates start from USD780 per room per night for a minimum
three-night stay in a Riverside Room for two persons, excluding
tax and service charge. The offer is valid through
31 December 2018 and is subject to availability.