Vientiane Capital, Laos

Blending classical Lao beauty with colonial charm, the Dhavara Hotel derives its name from Sanskrit, with ‘dhavara’ meaning ‘beautifully white’. The boutique hotel offers 26 luxurious rooms all elegantly decorated. Room types include Deluxe, Premier, Suite and a Presidential Suite, with most rooms featuring a private balcony overlooking the Vientiane city centre and the mighty Mekong River.