Some hotels exist to provide shelter. Others offer an escape. Then there are the very few which steadfastly keep the romance of travel burning in today's age of instant gratification. From your hillside retreat just outside of town, slow down and drink in the views over the countryside and distant stupas. Engage in pleasantries with your fellow travelers, and be pampered by hospitable sincerity. Savor the sunset on the hotel's private Mekong cruises. Take your time, enjoy the journey, satiate your wanderlust.