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

New Boutique Resort Opens In Luang Prabang

The historic Lao city of Luang Prabang has added a new resort to its collection of boutique accommodations. The Muangthong Hotel is an impressive complex of 4 double-storied buildings around a central courtyard, combining local architecture with French colonial influences. Located on the edge of the city centre, the resort offers a tranquil sanctuary yet remains within walking … Continue reading