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.
At first glance, the 284-room Sheraton Nha Trang could be an upscale hotel anywhere in the world. But a closer look reveals local art at every turn and views of island-studded Nha Trang Bay.
With an enviable location on Lam Son, Saigon’s central square, this gleaming upscale hotel with colonial accents delivers splendidly assured service and has one of the finest spas in town.
The historic Hotel Majestic dates back to 1925 and provides travelers with an elegant retreat amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown Vietnam.
Located amidst the shopping, dining, and attractions of Ho Chi Minh City, the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers houses a total of 470 guest rooms in the main hotel and the upgraded Grand Tower. Rooms are decorated in neutral shades, with marble bathrooms adding an upscale feel.
Formerly Sofitel Dalat Palace
In a prime setting where Dong Khoi Street meets the Saigon River, this 1925 French colonial landmark, like its sister “heritage hotels,” the Continental and the Grand, is managed by Saigontourist, Vietnam’s state-run tourism authority, which is—well, decidedly not the Four Seasons.
The Furama Resort is located on China Beach, the famous 18-mile stretch of coastline in central Vietnam. A combination of colonial-era and traditional Asian design defines this 198-room beachfront property.
On verdant hills that seem to tumble down to the sea, 54 thatched-roof villas face Ninh Van Bay’s natural rock formations, which stand like sentries in the distance.