Villa Maly Anchors Discover Luang Prabang Package

In Laos this month, a boutique Luang Prabang hotel and an eco-lodge on the Mekong River have collaborated on a summer special that represents a 65% discount off usual rates.

Online PR News – 28-June-2012 – Luang Prabang – LUANG PRABANG, Laos — One hundred fifty years after French explorers introduced Luang Prabang to the wider Western world, Villa Maly has opened a new road into the heart of the country with a Discover Luang Prabang package.

Through Sept. 30, the one-time residence of Lao royalty is home base on a three-night, four-day exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage site. In addition to two nights at Villa Maly, the package includes another night at Kamu Lodge, an eco-resort perched on the banks of the Mekong 35 kilometres upstream from Luang Prabang.

The Discover Luang Prabang package also includes:

• round-trip airport transfers
• return transport on a long tail boat to Kamu Lodge, with a stop at the world famous Pak Ou Caves
• dinner at Villa Maly
• massage at Kamu Lodge in a riverside sala
• a suite of cultural activities on-site at Kamu: rice-planting, fishing, archery, tour of a Kamu village and gold-panning

“In fact, we do have guests turn up gold dust in their pans from time to time!” said Axel de Boynes, operations manager for both Villa Maly and Kamu Lodge. “No one’s getting rich, mind you, but there’s nothing like the thrill of gold.”

Discover Luang Prabang costs 174 per person based on double occupancy. This price represents 65% off regular pricing.

Renovated and reopened in 2008, Villa Maly is a 33-room boutique property, anchored by the 1938-built residence of Princess Khampieng and Prince Khamtan, a grandson of the 19th century’s King Zakarine. The residence is located in a neighborhood of garden homes that was once a royal enclave and today ranks as one of Luang Prabang’s most exclusive development zones.

Kamu Lodge is a hamlet of 20 unique lodges, each a hybrid safari tent and thatched sala. For every tent, solar panels generate just enough electricity for lights and fans. For every five tents, another solar panel generates power to warm the water.

Villa Maly and Kamu Lodge are 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 Nava Mekong in Luang Prabang.

For more details, please contact (856) 71 253 902/ 903/ 904 or email