Fact sheet Issue NÂ° 2
April 2012 March 2012
First luxury hotel in Vang Vieng Located on the banks of the Nam Song River, next to a small wooden bridge, the Riverside Boutique Resort is a luxury hotel set in a tropical garden and organized around a central swimming pool. Its thirty-four rooms and suites, as well as the restaurant and the bar, offer stunning views over the limestone mountains of Vang Vieng. With a beautiful design by award-winning architect Sakpaseuth Phanrajsavong, the Riverside Boutique Resort is the first high-end hotel in the country that systematically celebrates the exceptional cultural and natural diversity of Laos. Prominent Lao artists and artisans have contributed their talent in order to showcase various aspects of the countryâ€™s beauty and traditions. The rooms feature original decors inspired by eight ethnic groups: the Akha, Hmong, Katu, Lanten, Lao Lum, Tai Daeng, Tai Leu and Yao. Although the Riverside Boutique Resort reflects the wealth and elegance of its Lao heritage, it also strives to provide international-level services, with the ambition of being Lao with passion and different with style.
The Riverside Boutique Resort is the result of an international partnership involving the Greenpark Boutique Hotel, which, since its creation in 2005, has solidly established itself as the Number 1 boutique hotel in Vientiane.
Facilities The Resort provides four Classic rooms, twenty-eight Deluxe rooms (approximate size: 32 square meters) and two suites (approximate size: 64 square meters) located in five two-story buildings. All rooms and suites are luxuriously designed and equipped with wooden furniture.
The “restaurant du Crabe d’Or” offers indoor seating, to enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of an elegantly set-up room on the first floor, as well as outdoor seating.
The Deluxe rooms and Suites benefit from a private balcony with stunning views over the Nam Song river and Vang Vieng’s limestone mountains. The four Classic rooms have a garden view. In each room, guests will find:
With its conference facility able to accommodate up to 120 people, the Riverside Boutique Resort is a perfect choice for business meetings, seminars and retreats.
• A king size bed or twin beds depending of the room • Private bathroom with shower over bath • Hair dryers and bathrobe • Soaps and shampoos produced by "les Artisans Lao" from natural tropical plants. • Mini bar • Tea & coffee-making facilities • Personal safe • Local and international direct dial telephone • Free WiFi access • Cable flat screen TV • Individually controlled air conditioning In addition, the Resort features a central swimming pool, a 65-seat restaurant, a bar, a souvenir shop, and a conference room able to accommodate up to 120 people with: • Retro projector • Microphones • Flipchart • Free WiFi access • TV and computers upon request.
The Riverside Boutique Resort provides thirty-two rooms and two suites luxuriously designed and equipped with wooden furniture and exclusive fabric. 2
Rack rates & special opening rates Suites (64 sqm with views over the swimming pool, the Nam Song river and Vang Viengâ€™s mountains; king-size bed; separate living room with dining area; wraparound balcony) Rack rate: US$ 250 ++ Special opening: US$ 175 ++
Rate Structure for the 2012/2013 season
Deluxe rooms (32 sqm with views over the swimming pool, the Nam Song river and Vang Viengâ€™s mountains; king-size bed or twin beds; shower over bath; private balcony) Rack rate: US$ 140 ++
Room rates at the Riverside Boutique Resort will vary during the year according to seasons and occupancy rates. Rates on its website will always reflect the Best Available Rate. Special early bird, long-stay, seminar packages and other packages will also be available. Reservations can be made by sending an email to: email@example.com
Special opening: US$ 98 ++ Classic rooms (32 sqm with garden views; king-size bed or twin beds; shower over bath; private balcony) Rack rate: US$ 120 ++ Special opening: US$ 84 ++ These rates are for one night (single or double occupancy), exclusive of a 10% tax and 10% service charge but inclusive of breakfast. Extra beds will be charged US$33++ per night during the high season and US$29++ during the low season. Children under 12 years old, staying in the parents' or guardians' room and using the existing bedding or a baby cot will be able to stay at the Resort free of charge. However, their breakfasts will be chargeable if required. 3
Riverside Boutique Resort in the News – Already! CNNGo.com – 29 February 2012 “A new luxury resort will be one of the high-end opening early this year ” Travelpulse.com – 6 March 2012 “Famous as a major backpacker’s destination, Vang Vieng is to get its first luxury hotel in April. The Riverside Boutique Resort will become the first upscale establishment in the town to offer international service standards.” eTravelBlackboard - Asia Edition 27 Feb 2012 “Lao hospitality is set to take-on a worldwide standard of comfort as it prepares to launch its first Resort to target the high-end market in Vang Vieng.”
Vang Vieng Located mid-way between Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Vang Vieng is both an ideal stop-over for tourists travelling between the two cities and an attractive weekend getaway for city residents. At an altitude of about 300 meters, the temperature there is a bit cooler than in Vientiane, warm in the day to cool at night in winter (Dec-Feb). While many visitors to Laos are initially attracted by the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng captures best the natural beauty of the country. With its breath-taking views of rock and limestone mountains, caves and rock outcrops overhanging the Nam Song River, it offers unique sceneries and a range of outdoor activities. It takes about five hours to reach Vang Vieng by bus or car from Luang Prabang (230 km), and about three hours from Vientiane (160 km).
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