20 years ago or so, there are very few luxury accommodation in major cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, let alone smaller tourist destination such as Hoi An and Phan Thiet. Economic development and tourism boom have been factoring in a new landscape of Vietnam's luxury travel. If the period between 2007 and 2013 sees the rise of popular beach villas along the coastal line from Hue, Danang to Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Vung Tau, the past couple of years has been about luxury boutique blending in arts and unique ambience. Below are 3 latest additions that top this new trend and definitely worth checking out:
Hotel Royal Hoi An
A proud member in MGallery family (which also includes Hotel de l'Opera in Hanoi and La Veranda Phu Quoc), Hotel Royal Hoi An is a picturesque touch to the tranquil town of Hoi An. Sitting in the heart of town, Hotel Royal seeks to both mingle in the classic sphere of the town while retaining its own outstanding concept. The 119 guest rooms are exquisitely decorated with a unique take that traces to the 16th century romance between the Japanese merchant and a Vietnamese princess. Room types are also named after this love story: Sotaro Suites, Anio Suites, Yasu and Tau suites.
Rate from $130++
Apricot Hotel Hanoi
If you take a walk around the legendary Hoan Kiem river, you will not be able to skip this iconic hotel which sits near the bank on Le Thai To side. Apricot hotel opens its door to welcome guests in April 2015 and employs an art-oriented concept. All of its 123 suites and rooms are named after art in the making: sketch room, canvas room, gallery room and masterpiece room. The hotel will make you feel like
Rate from $120 ++
The Reverie Ho Chi Minh City
The only 6 star hotels in Ho Chi Minh and to be open in mid 2015, the Reverie has already caught attention of the press and the public long before its grand opening. The hotel takes up the upper floors in Time Square building in the heart of Saigon and offers exceptionally luxury experience. All deco items are top notch art pieces from Italy. The most VIP room at the hotel costs $15,000/room/night, making it a record in Vietnam's hotel industry.
Rate from $450 ++