The Reverie Saigon, a 286-room hotel with some of the city’s most expansive rooms, its most spectacular views and its most unabashedly opulent atmosphere, opened September 1 in the heart of downtown Saigon.
Seven years in the making, the most posh urban hotel to debut in Vietnam, ever, seeks to redefine the luxury landscape across the country, setting new benchmarks in culinary appeal with restaurants that have designs on Michelin stars and a visually stunning spa.
Commanding the upper and lower floors of the 39-storey Times Square tower, each of the hotel’s rooms and suites is a painstaking exploration of Italian elegance.
“In a destination as exotic and far-flung as Saigon, there’s often the expectation to design a hotel that very obviously references the destination’s heritage”, said Herbert Laubichler- Pichler, the Austrian general manager. “This hotel, however, is a transcendent gesture. We’re fast-forwarding to the day when Saigon takes its rightful place as one of Asia’s leading cities, when upscale travelers will expect the very best attainable – not merely the very best in Vietnam, but the very best anywhere”.
The hotel’s 12 categories of accommodation are amongst the most spacious in the city, with its 224 rooms ranging from 43-53 square metres and its 62 suites starting at 63 square metres and topping out at a palatial 313 square metres. The rooms and suites defy uniformity and understatement. Instead, Italy’s leading design houses – including Colombostile, Giorgetti, Visionnaire, Poltrona Frau and Cassina – have collaborated on the collection. Each room exhibits its own personality. In some rooms, exquisite Italian silks beg consideration of the walls just as hand-laid mosaic tiles do in another. Beds are dressed in Frette linens at 400 and 600 thread counts while marble baths come complete with amenities by Chopard in rooms and Hermès or Acqua di Parma in suites.
The hotel has four dining venues. Three of the restaurants celebrate the culinary arts of France, China and Italy and a fourth, The Long @ Times Square, is an East Asian interpretation of the timeless sidewalk cafés of Europe.
Vietnam’s most exclusive city spa, The Spa at The Reverie Saigon is a studied melding of sophisticated, urban luxury and a distinctly European-inspired setting. Its treatment rooms, beauty salon and the adjacent fitness centre and swimming pool command 1,200 square metres (12,916 square feet) of the sixth and seventh floors.