Le Spa opens in Esaan

Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen has opened the first Le Spa in northeast Thailand’s ‘Esaan’ region, bringing a chic European touch to Thailand’s cultural heartland.

To celebrate the launch Le Spa at Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen has created a 2-night ‘Double Decadent Ritual’ package for couples and honeymooners for only 14,700 baht (US$426). The deal includes accommodation in a superior room, breakfast, round trip airport transfers and 2 four-hour spa treatments.

It is Sofitel’s third Le Spa outlet in Asia Pacific and blends European wellness and spa practices with Thai massage and beauty treatments. The hotel invested over 15 million baht (US$435,000) in spa hardware and training with stunning results General Manager Marc Begassat said.

“Le Spa blends European spa sophistication with Esaan style elements, so the interior design reflects the destination and heritage of Esaan. Today’s hotel guest is more experience orientated and Le Spa gives Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen a competitive advantage for northeast Thailand.”

Covering more than 500sqm, LeSpa integrates regional design motifs such antique ox cart wheels and 80 year old local tables with a chic European interior design. It remains true to Asian roots while creating a modern, trendy oasis that will appeal to the hotel’s core clientele, Mr Begassat, added.


Le Spa offers nine beautifully appointed treatment rooms all with private shower. There is also one VIP treatment suite for couples and another VIP body scrub treatment room featuring the latest imported ‘wet bed’ technology.

Only exclusive Decleor products from Paris are used for treatments at Le Spa, supplemented with the highest quality local items from Thailand’s leading Punpuri spa brand. Le Spa therapists have all undergone extensive training from European and local spa experts to ensure the highest levels of service and professionalism.

Sofitel Raja Orchid Khon Kaen is the only five-star hotel in northeast Thailand and opened to in 1996. From the beginning it has been the up market venue of choice for leading business gatherings and entertainment in the region. Residents of the 21 provinces around Esasan and international travellers are regular visitors to the hotel’s five restaurants and its ‘The Underground’ entertainment complex.

The hotel is 265 miles north of Bangkok in the region’s capital city Khon Kaen. It is an area rich in Buddhist culture, dinosaur archeological sites and colourful festivals. The Esaan region is bordered by Laos to the east and Cambodia to the south, reflected in its unique lifestyle, dialect, customs, and spicy cuisine that set it apart from the rest of the Thai Kingdom.