Myanmar’s Inle Lake welcomes the first Sofitel

A room overlooking Myanmar’s Inle Lake
A room overlooking Myanmar’s Inle Lake

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min, Myanmar's first Sofitel address, has opened along the shores of Inle Lake in early March. 

The 101-key luxury boutique resort overlooks the waters, mountains and rice fields in Myanmar's Shan State, offering guests a choice of 36 rooms and 65 suites.

Following Inle Lake's inscription as a World Heritage site in UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves program in 2015, Sofitel Inle Lake is likely to be one of the last new hotels built directly by the water.

The rooms are fitted with modern technology touches such as high-speed Internet, Bluetooth speakers and IPTV. All rooms also feature deluxe amenities, separate oversized soaking bathtubs and rain showers.

For dining options, guests can pick between the resort's two restaurants and two bars. 

The all-day dining eatery offers an extensive selection of international and local flavours with buffet and a la carte options available for lunch and dinner, while the fine dining Pavilion Restaurant serves up fusion and Burmese-inspired dishes. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces are available.

For casual get-togethers, the Lobby Bar offers a wide choice of international beverages and wines, while the Pavilion Bar offers guests a drink with exceptional views overlooking the lake.

Resort facilities include two swimming pools; one of which is an infinity adult pool set directly on the water. The fitness centre and Sofitel spa offer yoga and meditation programs to complete the holistic wellness experiences at the resort. Other facilities include a clubhouse, kids club, Mac corner, and games room.

For corporate groups, the resort's 150 sqm meeting room can host up to 100 guests. The naturally-lit space features modern audiovisual equipment with personalised services and bespoke support for board meetings.

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