AccorHotels Opens First Sofitel in Myanmar Along Inle Lake

Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is Myanmar’s first Sofitel address, spectacularly located on the shores of Inle Lake. Overlooking the waters, mountains and rice fields, the resort is poised to become a new destination for couples and travellers looking for serenity in Myanmar’s Shan State.

“We are excited and proud to introduce the first Sofitel in Myanmar with the opening of Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min. As AccorHotel’s sixth hotel in Myanmar, Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min is setting a new benchmark, extending the luxury trend across Myanmar and reflecting the continued expansion of business and tourism in the region,” said Patrick Basset, COO of AccorHotels, Upper Southeast and Northeast Asia.


The hotel is accessible by car, but can also be reached via motorboat for guests who wish to get a chance to see the Intha rowing experience, where boatmen adopt the well-known traditional one-legged rowing technique to row their boats on Inle Lake. The resort’s architecture and layout is evocative and respectful of traditional villages around the lake, with local accents native to the region incorporated into the decorative features of the rooms. Traditional Burmese patterns are displayed in every room, while the use of bamboo, rattan and silk allows every guest to stay connected with nature.

Following Inle Lake’s inscription as a World Heritage site in UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves program in 2015, Sofitel Inle Lake is likely to be one of the last new hotels built directly by the water.

The hotel’s 101 rooms include 36 Luxury Rooms, 25 Junior Suites, 12 Prestige Suites, 27 Opera Suites and one Imperial Suite. Bringing a refined taste of place to the shores of Inle Lake are the resort’s two restaurants and two bars. The all-day eatery offers a selection of international and local flavours with buffet and à la carte options available for lunch and dinner. The fine-dining Pavilion Restaurant elevates the gastronomic experience, with fusion and Burmese-inspired dishes. Indoor and outdoor dining spaces are available, and diners in the latter pair the flavours on the plate with a backdrop of the tranquil lake. For casual get-togethers, the Lobby Bar offers international beverages and wines, while the Pavilion Bar near the lake offers the perfect spot to relax with a cocktail and drink in the views.

AccorHotels has six hotels in Myanmar, including MGallery The Lake Garden Nay Pyi Taw, Novotel Inle Lake Myat Min, Novotel Yangon Max, Ibis Styles Yangon Stadium, Mercure Yangon Kabar Aye and Sofitel Inle Lake Myat Min.