Kalaw Heritage Hotel, opened in Kalaw in 1903, and is still in existence after 117 years.
The hotel has faced many crises over the years – disasters, political changes, occupations, pandemics, epidemics, world wars and other difficult times. For over 100 years the hotel has seen both tourists and celebrities walk through its doors. The hotel’s mission is help people forget everyday life during their vacation. It offers a hint of luxury and exceptional cuisine, as well as providing regional job opportunities.
Kalaw is a picturesque hill town in the Shan State of Myanmar, just 50km from Inle Lake and at an elevation of 1.310 metres. This beautiful region is inhabited by ethnic minority tribes, including Palaung and Pao. Its lofty location was perfect for a hill station for colonial Brits, and it still retains an atmosphere reminiscent of the colonial era. There’s lot of interesting temples and stupas throughout the town and in the surrounding hills.
Kalaw is also the main setting of Jan-Philipp Sendker’s novel “The Art of Hearing Heartbeats”.
You can read more about the hotel here.