2021 Media Kit

New Laos hotel showcases ‘farm-to-table’ culinary culture

Chef Marc Comparot uses local ingredients sourced from nearby farms.
Aside from world-class hotel facilities, newly opened Pullman Luang Prabang in Laos is featuring local and international cuisines in line with a farm-to-table concept. Nestled in jungle-clad hills at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the new hotel from the Accor Group’s Pullman brand is in Luang Prabang, the former royal capital of Laos and a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. 
“Luang Prabang is a captivating destination that perfectly showcases Laos’ rich cultural heritage, from the spirituality of its temples to the fresh produce of its fields and farms, inspiring architecture and traditional arts and crafts that have been passed down through generations,” said Denis Dupart, general manager, Pullman Luang Prabang.
Spread across 16 hectares of landscaped gardens, complete with reflective ponds, tumbling streams and working paddy fields, this refined low-rise resort features 123 rooms, suites and a two-bedroom pool villa — all designed in an architectural style that blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings.
The hotel also source cheese from Laos' first buffalo farm found in
 Luang Prabang.
As food is big part of life in Laos, the Pullman Luang Prabang focuses on creating “exceptional culinary experiences” for its guests in line with a farm-to-table concept. For example, executive chef Marc Comparot uses local, seasonal and organic ingredients, including Lao herbs, vegetables and tropical fruit grown onsite. The resort’s own terraced paddy fields, covering 1.3 hectares, produce the rice for the restaurants. Guests and corporate groups can even help with the harvest. A recent haul saw 3.2 tonnes of rice harvested and distributed to the local community. Rice husks, a by-product of the cultivation process, are donated to MandaLao Elephant Conservation Camp.
Chef Comparot also sources several types of cheese from Laos’ first buffalo dairy farm, and guests can visit this socially-responsible enterprise which provides support and education to local farmers. 
“We aim to embody the charm and elegance of this UNESCO-listed destination while also supporting the community and leaving a very light environmental footprint,” Dupart explained. “Through our creative cuisine, authentic design and local CSR collaborations, we invite guests to experience everything Luang Prabang has to offer.”

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