A little R&R in Nyaungshwe
YOU don’t have to be on your honeymoon, but it doesn’t hurt. Anyone interested in a combination of luxury and privacy is likely to enjoy the new Mount Inle Hotel and Resort in Nyaungshwe township, southern Shan State.
Owned by Sun Construction and Interior Decoration company, the 35room hotel, which opened on October 8, sits on a 3.6-acre (1,44-hectare) site, surrounded by gardens laid out in the Bali tropical style, featuring 50 varieties of plants. The overall design of this private resort was conceived in a mixture of Bali and Shan with a Thai Contemporary twist.
“Everyone knows Nyaung Shwe city is a tourist hub for visiting Inle Lake, said Toto Puiphunthawong, the hotel’s general manager. “Since the tourist economy is growing very fast, we want to be a part of the local community and promote the city so it can be well known like Inle.”
Patrons can also dine at the M-Society Café and Bistro Bar, a modern all-day restaurant serving Chinese and Western dishes. If you need to take a break, the restaurant also has a pool table, a ping pong table, and a darts board hanging on the wall.
“M-Society was conceived and created by Authentic Thai Recipes, with the kitchen run by Chef Nay, who has more than 12 years’ experience with Thai cuisine,” said Toto Puiphunthawong.
Mount Inle Hotel and Resort strives to bring in more tourists on their way to the famed lake and so far, local are welcoming the changes.
“I’m happy that there are more hotels developing in Nyaung Swe,” said Ko Basoe, a 39-year-old motor boat driver. “Developing the hotels here means more visitors and more options for them to say. It’ll have a good effect on our local economy.”
Mount Inle is located at 5 Yone Gyi Street, Nandawun quarter, Nyaungshwe township, Shan State, handy for trekking routes.
The four-star hotel is expected to be popular with young couples celebrating their weddings in the forthcoming season, and as a honeymoon spot.
Mount Inle Hotel & Resorts strives for a mix of Bali, Shan and Thai aesthetics.