Accor’s first Myanmar Novotel hotel has opened in one of the most popular eco-tourism locations in the region.
The Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min resort hotel lies on the east bank of the serene Inle Lake.
Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min general manager Alain Miquel said, “Inle Lake is a unique destination in Myanmar that travellers should not miss. Its natural sanctuary is one of eco-tourism’s most popular destinations in the region.
In keeping with the idealistic eco setting, Accor has added an environmentally-friendly wastewater treatment plant at the Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min for the treatment of the water used onsite.
“Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min recognizes the importance of biodiversity and unique natural resources, and therefore integrated Accor’s Planet 21 sustainability programme in the resort’s operational procedures and also introduces one of the country’s most sophisticated waste water treatment systems at the resort,” said Miquel.
The resort offers guests a choice of 120 guest rooms and villas and two Presidential villas. The contemporary-designed villas are set on a tranquil lake, each with its own separate bedroom and living area. Other amenities include two restaurants, a pool, spa and meeting facilities.
The resort also offers boat excursions around the area. Inle Lake is the country’s second largest freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe Township in Shan State. The people of the Inle Lake, called “Intha” come from a mixture of ethnicities living in four cities bordering the lake. As the lake is covered by reeds and floating plants, local fishermen are known for their distinctive rowing style which involves them standing at the stem on one leg to see their path and an oar wrapping around another leg to row. Although the most popular mode of transportation to the resort is by boat, the resort is also accessible by road.