Sept. 28, 2011
-- The bar — Mouhot’s — was named for a Luang Prabang notable, the French naturalist renowned for rediscovering the temples of Angkor in the mid 19th Century and who later died near Luang Prabang.
Opening in mid-March, Mouhot’s broadens the appeal of the elegant boutique hotel by broadening the guest base.
“It used to be that only guests of the hotel absorbed the ambiance of this fine, old place,” said Shanna Bright, director of sales and marketing for the hotel. “Now it should be a destination for anyone with a yen for a bit of history, or a thirst.”
ABOUT VILLA MALY
Located in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Villa Maly (http://www.villa-
maly.com) is a 33-room boutique hotel that was once the home of Lao royalty, Princess Khampieng and Prince Khamtan. The stylish hotel features four classes of rooms in seven distinct buildings, with a pool or garden view from each. The hotel’s café sprawls across a commodious wooden terrace, shaded by a great awning, and features dishes rooted in both Laos and Europe.
Villa Maly is owned and operated by the Apple Tree Group, a French-owned, Ho Chi Minh City-based company with interests in tourism and hospitality, real estate and construction and import and distribution all over Southeast Asia. Its hospitality properties also include La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue, Emeraude Classic Cruises on Halong Bay and the Press Club in Hanoi, as well as the Kamu Lodge on the Mekong River near Luang Prabang.