Avani Hotels & Resorts will launch its first hotel in the historic town of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Laos.
The 53-room hotel is located on a narrow peninsula at the joining of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers.
Currently known as the Azerai Hotel, the rebrand will be completed in March 2018.
The French neo-classical architectural design resembles the style of the grand villas found in Luang Prabang.
The guest rooms offer an open plan living experience with French-styled louvered wooden doors that open out to a balcony overlooking either the pool or a private courtyard.
The interior design draws inspiration from its colonial French heritage, yet the design approach is modern, functional and elegant.
The Avanispa offers two single and two double treatment rooms with a communal relaxation area.
The spa adopts a straightforward yet individual approach to wellness.
Problematic body zones will be assessed and a treatment recommended, chosen from one of four results-driven options; Boost, Balance, Calm and Purify.
An outdoor, covered sixty square metre Pavilion provides a multi-use space, ideal for small wedding ceremonies, social events and casual meetings.
The hotel is situated on the doorstep of the famous night market where guests will find locally made appliqué blankets, Hmong batik fabrics, lamps, wall hangings, silver jewellery and unusual paper.
“Luang Prabang has long been a bucket-listed destination for travellers throughout south-east Asia with its ancient temples, beautiful French UNESCO listed architecture and stunning riverside scenery,” said vice president, operations, Avani Group hotel operations, Alejandro Bernabe.
“Plus with the recently launch Mekong Kingdom Cruises, that offer day trips or overnight cruises to the resort from Thailand, the new hotel is a welcome addition to the Avani brand.”