Home Away From Home: Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel

If travel ever takes you to the country of Laos, you'd be well advised to pamper yourself with a night of luxury at the Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel in Luang Prabang. The town of Luang Prabang is a perfect destination for armchair architects, since this UNESCO World Heritage Site beautifully illustrates the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures.

The Maison Souvannaphoum Hotel was once home to Laotian royalty, and its current decor alternates between bygone colonial era furnishings in some wings of the hotel and more modern furnishings in others. Throughout the hotel, however, guests can expect beautifully furnished and luxuriously appointed quarters. After a day of exploring temples, ruins, or the city's architecture, guests can dine at the hotel's restaurant Elephant Blanc, which offers a variety of French, Laotian, and Indochinese cuisine. Or, choose to relax with a massage, facial, or other spa treatment at the Angsana Spa.

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The hotel has been honored with many awards, including being noted as one of the world’s best new hotels in the Luxury Travel Awards and making the Condé Nast Traveler Hot List.