History

ABOUT

HISTORY

When tourists first started coming to Inle Lake they were put up in the house of U Ohn Maung and Daw Khin Than Nwe, then the only family able to speak English. Years later, in 1976 they opened the first and for ten years the only guest house in Nyaung Shwe.

In 1998, we opened the Inle Princess in a quiet inlet on the eastern shore of the lake, still then one of the first hotels on the lake.

VISION

Our boutique refuge was created to share a genuine experience of Inle, its innovative local cuisine, traditional practices, architecture and artwork while nestling sustainably in the community, natural landscape and the lake environment.

 

This is not our vision, it is who we are. We grew up on the lake, so we know the lake’s hidden treasures because. Craftsmen who were our friends built our guest’s houses using Inthar traditional practices passed down to them. We grow most of our food or source it locally because this is how we have always done it. We have lived in unspoilt nature and want to keep it that way.

Just as we share our experiences of Inle, we also want to share our visitors’ interests and values. We want you to unwind with modern comforts alongside our cultural & tradition, enjoy creative innovations in these alluring surroundings looked after by friendly staff that care about those little things that make your stay your own.

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OUR COMMITMENT TO THE LAKE

  • Inle Princess supports their work through bridge funding as the foundation works towards their sustainable funding model, through logistical support,and by taking vocational training placements.
  • Please visit Inle Heritage to find out about more about our region and what is important to it.
  • Inle Princess is a founding supporter of the Inle Heritage, a not-for-profit working to protect, communicate and grow the cultural and natural wealth of the Inle Region.
  • The foundation was set up by Inle Princess’s founder, Yin Myo Su, and several former staff of Inle Princess.
  • It operated entirely independently and should not be mistaken for a hotel foundation or any other CSR gesture.
  • Please visit Inle Heritage to find out about more about our region and what is important to it.

COMMUNITY

  • Inle Princess commits a portion of its profit to health, social and well fare projects initiated in communities around Inle Lake, such as building bridges, funding clinics and supporting monasteries.
  • We also help accommodate volunteer doctors and teachers who work with local clinics and schools.

OUR COMMITMENT TO THE LAKE

  • On site production of drinking water and no-plastic policy on in-room bottles.
  • Waste water treated on site with bio filters and natural cleansing through a water plant system, then fed to our irrigation.
  • Water supply self-sufficiency.

CONSERVATION

  • Garden is a reserve of local plants and fruit trees are planted also to preserve the species.
  • Our nursery distributes young trees and plants for local villages, with an emphasis on topsoil retention in the watershed.
  • We grow our own Herbs, Spices, Vegetables and fruits in the gardens and land around the hotel.

SAVING ENERGY

  • All energy saving bulbs.Traditional ventilation methods, palm leaf insulation and high ceilings used in construction for zero energy cooling.
  • Rice husks and other kitchen by-products used to fuel kitchen fires.

GOOD WATER PRACTICES

  • On site production of drinking water and no-plastic policy on in-room bottles.
  • Waste water treated on site with bio filters and natural cleansing through a water plant system, then fed to our irrigation.
  • Water supply self-sufficiency.

CHEMICAL & PESTICIDES EDUCATION

  • Bio-degradable cleaning chemicals and automated filling used for our laundry.
  • “No bleach” ethos and naturally dyed cotton used for napkin, table cloths, kimonos and laundry bags.
  • Organic pesticides and compost made on site.Rechargeable batteries used where needed.

COMMUNITY

  • We have a strong commitment to locals jobs and local managers.
  • We invest in our community with language and technical training.
  • When not producing on site, we source locally and encourage the sale of local products to guests.

WASTE MANAGEMENT

  • On site production of drinking water and no-plastic policy on in-room bottles.
  • Waste water treated on site with bio filters and natural cleansing through a water plant system, then fed to our irrigation.
  • Water supply self-sufficiency.
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MEET THE TEAM

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Yin Myo Su

Managing Director
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Thet Tun Aung

Executive Assistant
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Kyawt Kyawt Khine

General Manager
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Thel Suzan

Marketing Manager
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Kyaw Khine

Front Office Manager
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Zaw Myo Aung

F&B Manager
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Than Nwe Oo

Executive Chef
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Aung Cho

Housekeeping Manager
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Min Naing Soe

Human Resources Manager
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Thein Win Soe

M&E Manager
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Aung Naing Moe

Groundskeeping Manager
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Khin Mar Win

Chief Accountant
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Soe Yu Maw

Head of Laundry
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Kaung Htet Win

Head Barman
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Aung Naing Myo

Assistant Front Office Manager
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Htwe Htwe Win

Spa Manager