Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is expanding in Asia with plans for a retreat hotel in Laos.
Celebrated architect Bill Bensley is designing the hotel, which is set in a forest within 10 minutes’ drive of the Unesco-protected city of Luang Prabang.
Rosewood Luang Prabang is being created around a river and waterfall, while rooms will have features such as open-air showers and living rooms. It is scheduled to have eight deluxe villas, three garden villas, six private pool villas and five 100-square-meter luxury tents with private dining areas and wrap-around decks, said to be a first for Rosewood.
A bistro-style restaurant inside a central manor house will serve French and Laotian cuisine, while the manor will also be home to a three-room Sense, A Rosewood Spa.
The hotel will also be the site for the first philanthropic hospitality school in Laos, which will give back to the local community by providing professional hospitality training.
Rosewood Hotel Group has three brands - Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, New World Hotels & Resorts and Pentahotels - which between them cover 55 hotels in 18 countries and the group plans to more than double that by 2020, to 130 hotels.
For Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, future hotels have been announced in Siem Reap (2018) and Edinburgh (2019).