The award-winning AKARYN Hotel Group announces the launch of The President by AKARYN, opening in March 2016 in the centre of Vientiane, Laos.
Inspired by its setting, the hotel is uniquely located between the House of Parliament, the Presidential Palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha.
With only 30 spacious rooms, including two grand presidential suites with private butler service around the clock, the calming colour palate and elegant fittings will provide guests with a sanctuary from the city outside.
Anchalika Kijkanakorn, visionary managing director and founder of AKARYN Hotel Group said: “Vientiane has long been a favourite destination of mine, and we are proud to offer a wonderfully unique hotel both for guests wishing to enjoy the city and the region and for business travellers as well as play host to weddings and other celebratory events on an intimate or grand scale.
“We are very excited to be able to preserve the heritage of this stunning building and re-instate it as one of the most spectacular landmarks in Laos.”
Originally built for the Laotians by the Chinese government as a “gift”, The President by AKARYN will blend original Laotians design with colonial influence to reflect the heritage of Laos and its bright future.
Fine dining with an ever-evolving menu of delicacies both locally and globally inspired will be served in a choice of seven dining options. High tea will be created daily by celebrated pastry chefs from around the world. All manner of private events will be hosted in grand style with intimate dining rooms and an impressive stately ballroom for up to 1000 guests.
The President by AKARYN will also house an exclusive private member’s club, with access to a cigar lounge, humidor and whisky cellar that will present one of the finest and largest selection of cigars found in this region of Asia, with tutored whisky tastings held on a monthly basis.
Perfectly situated for business travellers to the capital, the location of the hotel sets it apart as a leading venue for state visits, dignitaries, UN, NGO and corporate meetings. The hotel will provide state of the art business facilities and expert concierge services.
The revolutionary Ayurah Wellness Centre will deliver an entirely new approach to fitness and healing for Laos. With treatments and bespoke programmes based on the four pillars of Ayurah Wellness – Weight Optimisation, Anti-Aging, Mind Balance and Detoxification – guests will benefit from both Eastern and Western philosophies to nurture the mind, body and spirit.
The intricately landscaped gardens offer a flow of manicured spaces and lush tropical gardens to explore. Embracing the AKARYN concept of outside-living, guests can cool off in the pool, dine under the stars, or take in a classical music concert in the private gardens every Sunday. Venturing out during a stay, guests may stroll directly to the Vientiane’s Central Park and the beautiful Mekong River.