Hotels in Vietnam
When the trade embargo was lifted in the 1990s, Vietnam saw an influx of international hotel developments, although you will still find fewer chain brands and monster resorts than in neighbors like Thailand and China. Vietnam hotels run the gamut from luxury spots like the Park Hyatt Saigon and the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi – a stunning, half-historic, half-modern property that has played host to everyone from Bill Clinton and John McCain to Mick Jagger – to the sleek Nam Hai resort, considered one of the best hotels in Vietnam. French architect Reda Amalou helped design The Nam Hai's 100 minimal-chic villas, which are spread out around the expansive beachside property; there's also a world-class spa, pan-Asian dining, and complimentary shuttles to the UNESCO World Heritage Site town of Hoi An.
In charming Hue, the design and feel of La Residence Hotel & Spa, set along the Perfume River, pays homage to the building's former life as the home of French Colonial governors. Other top luxury brands like Banyan Tree and Six Senses also have resorts in Vietnam; the former has an establishment along the East Sea, while the latter has two locations, in the Con Dao archipelago and in Ninh Van Bay.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009, this slightly corporate feeling but exceedingly comfortable hotel on Lam Son Square is the runner-up to the Park Hyatt for the title of the city’s top hotel.
Set on the banks of the Hau River in the Mekong Delta, this colonial-style hotel embraces its surroundings with riverboat tours and panoramic water views.
This high-design property arrived on the South China Sea in 2006, and its sleek style is a testament to the impressive talent behind its inception.
Located across from the U.S. and French embassies, the Sofitel Saigon Plaza is a 10-minute walk from the center of downtown.
Formerly the residence of the French colonial governor, this 1930s manse opened its doors as a hotel in 2005 after a painstaking restoration.
Business hotel with a neo-Baroque façade in a prime downtown location adjacent to the Hanoi Opera House, just steps from the central business district.
Formerly Grand Mercure La Veranda Resort.