Apple Tree Group is targeting April 15 for the soft opening of the tented luxury lodge located in the heart of Bagan in Myanmar. Located near the eastern shore of the Irrawaddy River, the property has 85 air-conditioned rooms in three classes of accommodation, ranging from 2,809 square feet for the Courtyard Suite, to 775 square feet for the deluxe tented rooms.
The hotel’s design aesthetic is said to meld classic Burmese brick design with contemporary flourishes and tented roofs.
The property’s principal restaurant, the Tiffin Box, delivers a range of culinary fare from authentic Burmese to Western cuisine. Afternoon tea is served in the lobby lounge, and the pool bar offers up snacks and cocktails.
Beyond the restaurant, the Lodge features a spa, a 65-foot pool and travel desk for guests to book local excursions and onward flights.
National Geographic hailed the temple grounds of Bagan as “one of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological heritage sites.” Beyond the temples and ruins, the region is known for its local artisans and weavers, horse-driven carts that ply the back roads, and small outdoor markets that sell everything from silver to fresh produce.