A Rosewood resort has opened in a hilltop forest in
north-central Laos, and it is the first Rosewood resort with luxury tents.
The Rosewood Luang Prabang has 23 guestrooms, including six
luxury tent villas, each of which is located on a secluded hillside.
The resort also has a pool tucked between a forest and a
natural waterfall. The hotel's design cues are taken from the concept of an
early 1900s "hill station" where French hosts would welcome
travelers. To that end, rooms include vintage touches such as old newspaper
clippings, Kodak cameras and local artifacts.
The hotel's Great
House restaurant features an open-air patio with daybeds and sofas with views
of gardens and waterfalls. Three tented spa villas offer Laotian healing
practices and therapies performed by Mr. Xong, a local villager and healer.
Among other activities, resort guests can take guided walks
through the historic temples and mansions of Luang Prabang as well as forest
walks for edible flora and fauna. Guests can also engage in traditional
textile-weaving, mountain biking and day cruises along the Mekong.