Sofitel Celebrates One Year Anniversary at Inle Lake in Myanmar

Luxury boutique resort Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min blends French Art de Vivre with traditional wellness treatments on the banks of the breath-taking UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

To celebrate 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 are invited to 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.

Offerings include the Wellness Discovery package, with benefits including a pre-arrival consultation, yoga sessions, customised meditation class, spa treatments, an in-room wellness minibar, and holistic rituals in the morning and evening. Each guest will receive a wellness basket in their suite, which includes all the essentials such as a yoga mat, skipping rope, wellness ball and dumbbells. The Wellness Discovery package is available from USD180 per person, per night.

“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.”

Gastronomy follows the wellness programme. “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, namely at the resort’s Roots Signature Restaurant, which introduces guests to regenerative ingredients that prioritise the body’s requirements while tantalising the taste buds at the same time.

The restaurant, which overlooks Inle Lake’s gentle waters, aims to instil a sense of serenity and spirituality and promote the resort’s wider commitment to sustainability. Chef Aung Kyaw Swar and his team support the local communities by working closely — and responsibly — with producers and short food supply chains in order to discover local flavours, creating authentic, delicious dishes ranging from salads and soups to regional specialities.

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min 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 with us,” Daguise adds. “Guests can take a back-to-basics holistic culinary journey complete with organic dishes and the utmost respect for Mother Nature.”

The tailor-made energising and healing programmes have been developed to rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. The mind-body connection of the wellness programmes are designed by our onsite Yoga Master, Sudhir Thampi. Born and raised in India, Sudhir’s expertise in yoga, meditation and fitness are vital to the overall success of the wellness journey.