A lit­tle R&R in Nyaung­shwe

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse - MYO SATT myosatt@mm­times.com

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.

Pho­tos: Sup­plied

Mount Inle Ho­tel & Re­sorts strives for a mix of Bali, Shan and Thai aes­thet­ics.

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