Luxury boutique resort, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min, overlooking an enchanting patchwork of shimmering waters, rolling hills and rice fields, redefines the wellness retreat concept on the banks of the breath-taking UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
In conjuction with its first anniversary, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is introducing the first luxury wellness programme in Myanmar to focus exclusively on holistic therapies, traditional treatments, nutrition, fitness coaching and educational wellness initiatives.
Guests can indulge in these all-encompassing packages, designed for an unforgettable stay at one of the wellness resort’s 101 guest rooms and suites, which include 36 Luxury Rooms, 25 Junior Suites, 12 Prestige Suites, 27 Opera Suites and one exclusive Imperial Suite.
“We are thrilled to introduce an immersive journey into wellness, redefining the current offering of experiences in Myanmar, said David G. Daguise, the resort’s Cluster General Manager.
“In this fast-paced world, we want to provide our guests with the opportunity to be transported to a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. We have focussed on four key pillars to establish our wellness offering – Spa & Fitness, Yoga & Meditation, Culinary Journey, and Local Culture & Traditions.”
NUTRITIONAL TREATMENTS MEET FARM-TO-TABLE DISHES
“You are what you eat” is the motto of Chef Aung Kyaw Swar, the man behind Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min’s unique culinary experiences and the curator of the Wellness Cuisine programme. Locally-sourced organic products take centre stage on his healthy and nutritious menus. Guests are introduced to regenerative ingredients that prioritise the body’s requirements and tantalise the taste buds.
Roots Signature Restaurant, which overlooks Inle Lake’s gentle waters, aims to instil a sense of spirituality and promote the resort’s wider commitment to sustainability. Chef Aung and his team support the local communities by working closely — and responsibly — with producers and short food supply chains to discover local flavours, creating authentic, delicious dishes ranging from salads and soups to regional specialities.
The resort maintains its own organic and hydroponic garden, which embraces local Shan methods with a contemporary approach to produce fruits, vegetables and herbs. Harvests are not only used in the kitchen and spa, but also shared with the local community and hotel staff.
Domestic and international travellers with a health-conscious approach can immerse in an array of experiences and countless benefits during their stay. Guests can take a back-to-basics holistic culinary journey complete with organic dishes and the utmost respect for Mother Nature.
UNWIND AND REJUVENATE AMIDST TRANQUIL VISTAS
Guests can enjoy tailor-made energising and healing programmes curated to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The mind-body connection of the wellness programmes are designed by onsite Yoga Master, Sudhir Thampi.
Born and raised in India, Sudhir follows the motto that “Health is Wealth”. He believes that yoga can guide one to achieve happiness and peace of mind. His expertise in yoga, meditation and fitness are vital to the overall success of the wellness journey. Yoga for him is as natural as breathing and guests can enjoy private and group yoga sessions as well as fitness classes as part of their package.
The waterfront villas, designed in warm hues with natural woven materials offset by red and orange plaid that is inspired by the headscarves of the local Pa-o women are perched at the edge of the lake and surrounded by verdant gardens and reflective ponds, guests can draw inspiration from these serene, outdoor spaces while practising yoga and meditation.
LUXURY SPA COLLABORATION
The resort partners with high-end cosmetic brand L’Occitane to create natural treatments devoted to well-being. The exclusive techniques and treatments combine local, ancient and authentic healing practices with modern cosmetology to provide guests with a rich selection of sophisticated massage treatments and wellness experiences to soothe the body and mind — all in the holistic environment of the Sofitel Spa.
The Sofitel Spa is a chant to nature – intriguing to the senses and calming to the mind.
These traditional treatment are handed down from generations and elevated with the addition of modern holistic touches that aim to revive all senses.
STAYS AND PACKAGES
The luxurious new retreat at Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is offering a special Wellness Discovery package starting at USD180 per person per night, with a minimum stay of two nights from now until 31st December 2020. For more information, please visit www.all.accor.com, email [email protected]
Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is located 47 km from Heho Airport, and 600 km from Yangon, which is a 1-hour flight away. From the airport, guests can arrive at the resort via the resort’s land or lake transfer service.