IHG Enters Laos With Crowne Plaza Vientiane

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the new Crowne Plaza Vientiane in Laos, marking its entry into the Southeast Asian country.   Nestled in the heart of the Laotian capital along Samsenthai Road, the 197-room hotel is a short 10-minute drive from Wattay International Airport and a convenient base from where to conduct business or … Continue reading

Azerai Hotels Makes Debut With Luang Prabang Resort

New luxury hotel operator Azerai Hotels has opened its first resort, Azerai Luang Prabang.   The brainchild of renowned hotelier Adrian Zecha and a group of Malaysian investors, the new brand draws its name from the initials AZ and the caravanserai, a resting place with a central courtyard for travellers in the olden days. It … Continue reading

Silkair Outlines Return To Laos In October 2016

Singapore-based regional airline Silkair has revealed plans to launch service to Laos in October 2016, with a triangular flight between the city-state, Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The Singapore Airlines subsidiary returns to Laos after a hiatus of 18 years, when it ended flights to Vientiane.   Subject to approvals, Silkair will fly 3 times weekly … Continue reading

Pandaw To Introduce New Mekong Cruiser

Pandaw River Expeditions has announced its planned introduction of a second Mekong river cruiser. In response to growing demand, the Yunnan Pandaw will launch in September 2016 to sail the upper Mekong River between Vientiane and Jinghong.   Sister ship to the Laos Pandaw currently plying the route, she is being constructed in Thailand to the … Continue reading

Ativa Hospitality Opens Kiridara Luang Prabang

Thailand-based boutique hotel management company Ativa Hospitality has announced the opening of its latest project, the 24-room Kiridara Luang Prabang, in Laos. Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by native teak forests, the elegant resort offers easy access to the city (a designated UNESCO world heritage site since 1995) and panoramic views of Mount Phou Si. … Continue reading