Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

MTF 2017 – Featured Interviews: Select Official Hotels

Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) storytellers Simon Louvard and Lea Mellon are based in Luang Prabang in the weeks leading up to Mekong Tourism Forum 2017 (MTF 2017), “Prosper with Purpose”, June 6-9.

In this series of short videos, Lea and Simon ask MTF stakeholders about their participation in and thoughts on the upcoming event:


Alexandre Garcia, Hotel Manager of the Sofitel Luang Prabang, a MTF 2017 Host Venue and Official Hotel shares his insight on the forum.

Housed within a French colonial fort, Sofitel Luang Prabang is built on a heritage site in Laos’ former royal capital. More information at

Chirs Hicri, General Manager, Kiridara Hotel, a MTF 2017 Host Venue and Official Hotel, shares his insight on the forum.

Kiridara Hotel is a luxurious 4-star property set in a prime location in the centre of Luang Prabang. Local tourist attractions such as Royal Palace, Phu Si and Wat Mai are not far from the hotel. Featuring unique architecture, a delicious restaurant and a beautiful infinity pool, this hotel offers stunning views of Luang Prabang.
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Gary Tyson, General Manager of the Azerai Hotel, a MTF 2017 Official Hotel.

The all new Azerai hotel features an exterior French colonial style, and an interior modern style. Sleek designs, luxury and comfort in the centre of Luang Prabang! More information at


Urban Paulsson is the owner of the Mekong Riverview Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel with a personal touch, located on the tip of the peninsula, at the very end of the old town. More information at

Nazik Amrani and José Luis Barrera, Rooms & Sales Operation Manager and Hotel Manager, The Grand Luang Prabang, share their insight on the forum.

The Grand Luang Prabang offers luxury rooms with stunning views of the gardens and the Mekong river. About 4km away from the city centre, the hotel is located on the Xiengkeo Palace estate which belonged to the nationalist hero Prince Phetsarath. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, this is the place! Get more information on

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