luang prabang: alila hotel opening

stylish hospitality has reached the ancient royal town of luang prabang with the opening of the alila luang prabang urban resort. it's housed in a secluded courtyard complex, with lush landscaped gardens and all, that dates back to french colonial times. interestingly, newer structures have been added that bear characteristics of traditional lao architecture, giving the place a special edge. the alila luang prabang features only 23 luxury suites with either a private garden and pavilion or a private pool. two of these suites also have exclusive tower access, providing great city views. additional facilities include an all-day dining restaurant featuring regional cuisine, a plush cocktail bar + library, wellness treatments and a cooking school for foodies who wish to master the intricate art of fine laotian cuisine. location: unit 4, old prison road [ban mano]. © alila hotels and resorts