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Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has made Condé Nast Traveler’s highly influential list of the best hotels in the world for 2018. The property was hailed as the top hotel in Hanoi by the editors of the American travel publication.
The Reverie Hotel in District 1 has been named the 4th best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller in its Readers’ Choice Awards.
Panoramic views of Hoan Kiem Lake, a prime Old Quarter setting and an exclusive spa are three of the many selling points at the new La Siesta Central, a 27-room boutique hotel that marks its grand opening in Hanoi on Aug. 15.
With so many good accommodation options and places to see within a short distance of Ho Chi Minh City, it can be difficult deciding on where to go. Perennial favourites like Phu Quoc, Dalat and Hoi An are a quick hop away by plane. Vung Tau is a short drive these days or 80 minutes by boat. Likewise, it doesn’t take long to get to the Mekong Delta cities of Ben Tre and Can Tho further south.
A new, conveniently located branch of the global hotel brand Ibis has opened up in Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City. Just five minutes from Tan Son Nhat International Airport and about 20 minutes from the city centre, this 282-room luxury hotel is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Designed with stylish, travel-themed interiors, Ibis’ signature “Sweet Bed” and blackout curtains are on hand to enable a good night’s sleep.
Pan Pacific Hotels Group (PPHG) will launch its Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts brand in Vietnam in the fourth quarter of this year with the introduction of the Pan Pacific Hanoi in the capital city. This is a rebranding of the Sofitel Plaza at its prime location by West Lake.
During a hot month, Jon Aspin set himself a challenge; visit as many hotel pools as he could in one day. It wasn’t easy, but somebody had to do it. Photos by Rodney Hughes
In January, hotel management chain, AccorHotels, opened their third resort on Phu Quoc Island off the south coast of Vietnam.
The next Koh Samui, Langkawi or Boracay? Difficult to tell. One thing’s for sure. Phu Quoc is changing beyond all recognition. Words and photos by Nick Ross
Last month’s opening of Le Meridien Saigon is part of the gradual poshing up of riverside thoroughfare, Ton Duc Thang. Just a stone’s throw from the city centre, this five-star property juxtaposes rich elements of Vietnamese-French heritage with a sleek, contemporary vibe. The inauguration of this Starwood property also marks the opening of the first Le Meridien in Vietnam.