HOTEL DE LA PAIX, LUANG PRABANG
Friday 23 Dec 2011
Hotel De La Paix Luang Prabang (formerly Alila Luang Prabang) Luang Prabang is a unique heritage with an honest characteristic of Laos ancient monarchy and religion.
The design of the hotel is, thus, meant to portray this historical direction in a contemporary vocabulary. The renovation work has been implemented on four existing French Colonial residential buildings and a complete new design has been offered to other eight buildings that surrounded the central courtyard.
These structures have been used as guest rooms and a library bar. Three Laotian houses, also newly designed, surround the second upper courtyard to accommodate a restaurant and Spa.
The interior design concept was meant to be a kiss of modern mind to the ancient history of the city. A wall fabric pattern, of which the colours were taken of the hue in the city, stated the domination of the colour scheme for the guest rooms. This provides an indirect interpretation of locality within the atmosphere.
The floor tiles are dark concrete blocks made within the site using the techniques of local expertise. The choice of materials also values the sustainability aspect to the less mobility of the material. Furniture and equipments were undertaken with the spirit of the past. The design for the bed was inspired by the Queen’s bed from the city’s museum and the decoration has been kept minimal for the philosophy of modest spirit of Luang Prabang.