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Pullman Luang Prabang Invites Couples to Plan Eco-friendly Wedding in Laos
Luang Prabang (Laos) – March 25, 2020 (travelindex.com) – The perfect wedding does not need to be a lavish celebration with hundreds of guests. True romance is about finding your own space – a secluded sanctuary to create deeply personal moments with your loved one, without any unnecessary distractions. Interested couples can start planning their wedding right away from home. Resort’s new “Khoi Hak Jao Lai” package includes a traditional ceremony, professional photography, a romantic dinner, couple’s spa treatment, in-room amenities and more.
This is what future wives and husbands can discover when they stage their wedding at Pullman Luang Prabang, the luxurious and eco-sensitive retreat in northern Laos. Nestled in 16 hectares of lush countryside, surrounded by paddy fields, rivers and jungle-clad hills, this five-star resort is giving brides and grooms the chance to exchange their eternal vows in peace and privacy, blessed with authentic Lao heritage and hospitality.
The new “Khoi Hak Jao Lai” wedding package captures the essence of this exquisite destination, with a spiritual ceremony and a wealth of extra amenities, from romantic room decorations and sublime spa treatments to professional photography, delectable dining and more. With no minimum number of guests required, couples can enjoy the most important day of their lives on their own terms, without the stress of organising a large wedding.
“Pullman Luang Prabang is the ultimate romantic destination for modern couples. We allow loved ones to come together and create truly unforgettable occasions together without the usual romantic clichés. What’s more, our commitment to sustainability means that guests can combine their wedding with their passion for preserving the environment. And with fewer guests, the event’s carbon footprint will be significantly smaller. Everything can be organised remotely in advance, in coordination with our expert onsite wedding planner – perfect for couples who are currently spending more time at home together. We look forward to letting guests soak up the romantic ambience of northern Laos,” said Denis Dupart, the resort’s general manager.
The Khoi Hak Jao Lai package showcases a traditional Lao “baci” ceremony, which is designed to bring harmony and balance the body’s spirits. Guided by an expert wedding planner, couples will take their place around a “pha khuan”, a floral centerpiece made from fresh flowers and banana leaves. This sacred ritual will be conducted by a “mor phon” – a respected village elder or monk – for a truly enchanting experience.
The couple will be dressed in classical Lao costumes, with hairstyling and make-up for the bride. The venue will be fully decorated and accompanied by instrumental music. A four-hour wedding photography session, including transportation to beautiful local landmarks such as Heuan Chan Heritage House and Wat Xieng Thong, will ensure the perfect memento of this special day.
Back at Pullman Luang Prabang, the bride and groom will be treated to a romantic set dinner for two in a cabana, a 60-minute couple’s massage at the Pullman Spa, and a specially decorated room with a blissful bubble bath, a bottle of sparkling wine and a cake.
Since it opened its doors in 2019, Pullman Luang Prabang has implemented a series of environmental initiatives, including organic farming, local community partnerships and eco-friendly guest activities. These were recognised recently, which it became the only property in Luang Prabang to receive the 7th ASEAN Green Hotel Standard Award.
Local farmer working in Pullman Luang Prabang’s fields that produced 3.5 tonnes of organic rice from its last harvest
Eco-conscious couples can discover how the resort’s own rice fields are worked by local farmers using water buffalo, and how the organic gardens produce 100kg of fresh vegetables and herbs per month for the restaurants. They can also learn how Pullman Luang Prabang works with important community initiatives, such the Namkhan Project, an eco-farm which has helped to reverse soil degradation, and Laos Buffalo Dairy, a unique CSR project that produces milk, cheese, yoghurt for the resort and creates an additional revenue stream for the animals’ owners.
Available until 31December 2020, the new Khoi Hak Jao Lai package is priced at just US$1,799 net per couple, including accommodation and all the aforementioned amenities and activities.
Pullman Hotels & Resorts delivers an experience that is upscale, upbeat and perfectly in tempo with the global zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of today’s fast-paced life, Pullman helps guests be at their best, in business and at leisure, enabling them to seamlessly conduct business, explore the locale, workout and make connections – to the neighbourhood and people around them. Retaining the values of exploration, comfort and dependability that drove it to become a pioneering travel brand over 150 years ago, Pullman today features more than 120 worldwide properties including Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Pullman Park Lane Hong Kong, Pullman Shanghai South, Pullman London St Pancras and Pullman Sao Paulo Vila Olimpia. Pullman is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.