Former Pansea Hotels in Asia
Asian Hotel Development
Pansea successfully developed a network of boutique resorts throughout SE Asia, with hotels in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Indonesia. The properties were sold to Orient-Express Hotels in 2006.
As ever, the hotels were designed with a great respect for indigenous architectural and artistic styles. Visitors to Asia often enjoyed finding "home" again upon their travels throughout the region, combining stays in two or more of the properties during their trip across Asia, highlighting the loyal guest network built up by the group.
Pansea in Thailand
The Asian properties were developed principally out of Pansea's Thailand office.
The Pansea Samui combined individual cottages with
private villas for sale on this tropical island in southern Thailand,
marking Pansea's move into combined hotel and real estate developments.
The Pansea Samui enjoyed a commanding beachfront site on Maenam beach, blending an extensive private beach, mountain views and extensive gardens and grounds, replete with cashew nut and rubber plantations. The Pansea Samui was designed, developed and opened as a 55 cottage resort on the Northern coast of Koh Samui by Pansea Hotels & Resorts, together with 14 private villas for sale to individual owners.
The Pansea Luang Prabang, Laos
The Pansea Luang Prabang was one of the first hotels to be developed in
the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang in Northern Laos, in
partnership with the Lao Government. It rapidly became renowned as the
foremost hotel in the destination.
The Pansea Luang Prabang hotel enjoyed commanding views out over this mountain locked town, as well as over Mount Phousi. The Pansea Luang Prabang evolved over many years to reflect developments in Luang Prabang, and Pansea was always mindful to retain the historical blend of Lao and French colonialist architecture at the hotel.
The Pansea Yangon, Myanmar
The Pansea Yangon hotel was developed in Rangoon, which at the time was
the Burmese capital (and which in modern parlance is referred to as the
Myanmar city of Yangon.)
The Pansea Yangon hotel was a loving restoration project of a dilapidated teak structure in the embassy quarter of Yangon, near the famous Shwedagon Pagoda. Set amongst lush gardens and grounds, with water features and a dramatic swimming pool, the hotel invited guests to step back in time, during their travels to the country that Rudyard Kipling described as being "unlike any land you know about."
The Pansea Angkor, Cambodia
The Pansea Angkor hotel was situated in the heart of Siem Reap, on the banks of the river, near the celebrated temples of the Angkor Wat complex. Centred in tropical gardens around an oversized swimming pool - reflecting the design of the water reservoirs at the temple complex - the hotel was designed to reflect traditional architecture, and predominantly featured wood and laterite elements.
Pansea resorts in Bali, Indonesia
The Pansea Jimbaran resort and the Pansea Ubud were developed in prime
locations on Jimbaran Bali beach and in the rainforest out of the town
of Ubud respectively. The Pansea Jimbaran Bali and the Pansea Ubud allowed
visitors to Bali to experience both a splendid beach vacation on the
white sands of Jimbaran Bay, and the rich artistic culture and heritage of
the town of Ubud.