Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao
Luang Prabang, Laos
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao
Ban Naviengkham – Phou Vao Road
PO Box 50 – Luang Prabang
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Thomas Henseler
5-star Luxury Hotel
BELMOND LA RESIDENCE PHOU VAO
History & Story
In previous, this hotel was well known as “Pansea” and it was opened in 1991 after almost two years of extensive renovation to give the old “Mittapab Friendship Hotel”. From 1997 to 1999, the hotel was renovated again to reduce number of room with the aim of increasing room size and its splendor to become one of the most charming hotels in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Then the management of Orient-Express Hotels and Pansea group worked together since 2004 and after that the management of Orient-Express acquired the Pansea group of hotels in South East Asia including with effect from 01st July 2006. Then the name of the hotel was changed as “La Residence Phou Vao”. The name Orient-Express was renamed to Belmond on 10th March 2014; therefore, hotel name becomes “Belmond La Residence Phou Vao”.
Main strengths, special touch
• Unique location overlooking the city
• All 34 suites exudes lao-french flair
• Extremely seasonned staff
Belmond La Residence Phou Vao is located on top of “Hill of Kites” in a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang and ancient capital of Laos, Luang Prabang
Key sites/activities in the area
• Luang Prabang Tour – The easygoing town of Luang Prabang, seemingly forgotten by our fast-moving world. Visit local boutiques, towering temples and shimmering pagodas.
• Sunset Cruise – Board a traditional boat and visit the temples. End the day looking down on Luang Prabang and Mekhong river from the top of Chompet hill
•Mystery dine around – Embark on a journey of gastronomic discovery around Luang Prabang’s most exciting restaurant
• Traditional Baci Ceremony – A Baci ceremony is one of the oldest Lao traditions and is often used to celebrate special events. A senior village shaman will perform this enchanting ceremony for family and friends
Key sites/activities in the area
Number of suites:
• Garden View Junior Suite (55 sq. m.)
• Mountain View Junior Suite (55 sq. m.)
• Mountain Pool view Junior Suite (55sq. m)
Number of Luxury rooms:
•Phou Vao Garden Suite
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 32 Junior Suites and 2 Suites
All accommodations offer: Complimentary shuttle to center of Luang Prabang, en-suite bathrooms, wireless internet access, Mini-bar, Luxury toiletories, Frush Fruit basket, complimentary bicycles, Espresso machine
Restaurants & Bars
• Phou Savanh Restaurant
Our executive Chef runs an experienced and talented team, tasked with creating the delectable dishes that blend Laotian and continental European cookery traditions. Choose to sit indoors, in sophisticated comfort, or venture outside and enjoy the sunset as you contemplate magnificent Mount Phousi. Experience the romantic glow of candles and lanterns hung among the shrubs and trees of the hotel’s lush gardens.
• Doc Champa Bar
With large comfortable armchairs and a laid-back, open-air lounge, the Doc Champa bar is a great place to meet for pre- or post-dinner drinks. Stay indoors for a sophisticated evening with friends or choose to sit outside and enjoy the breathtaking sunset.
• Mekong Spa, first Luxury Spa in Laos
Built in traditional local materials, the Mekong Spa offers a full range of face and body treatments including facials, massages, body scrubs, body wraps and packages for individuals and couples. The custom-designed spa treatments are based on traditional Laotian herbal remedies aimed at healing and nurturing.
The hotel’s 13-metre, freshwater swimming pool stops dramatically on the cliff edge.
This facility is located in the main building behind the lobby area and is exclusively reserved to our in-house guests on complimentary basis. It features a treadmill, a cross-trainer, an upright bike, a recumbent bike, a Vectra multi-gym station, adjustable bench and a variety of dumbbells.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Belmond La Résidence Phou Vao best for alumni groups, Executive meetings or incentives up to 70 people.
The library can be converted into a meeting room, with natural daylight.
The phousavanh restaurant and terrace for luncheons or dinners.
A private sala in the gardens can hold a cocktail party for 16 people and dinner for 8 people
We are open to buy-outs.
Extra Notable Features
• Cooking class
The best way to know a country and its people is through what they eat. Start the morning with a visit to the morning market and Phousi market. Let our food guru take you through the spices and herbs that perform magic to make amazing flavours, and local delicacies which Lao people eat in their daily life.
• Mystery Dine Around- Embark on a journey of gastronomic discovery around Luang Prabang’s most exciting restaurants.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
• Trip advisor
• Asian Green Award
Number of employees