Possibly one of the most splendidly extravagant hotel openings in 2015 is the 286-room The Reverie Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This unconventional yet sparkling hotel has already had a soft launch, but it will officially be opening on September 1st. The interiors are like marmite, but love them or hate them, it is worth taking a trip to Saigon to take a look.
The Reverie Saigon invokes dreamy contemplation of palaces and chateaus and the public spaces just dazzle. Furnishings have aristocratic designs and fine linens and walls are textured with Italian silk. Serene views over Saigon River are overrun by this Italian extravagance and each of the rooms and suites has been individually appointed by fine Italian decorators.
There are three restaurants – The Royal Pavilion (Chinese), R&J (Italian) and Café Cardinal (French) – and The Long @ Times Square is a ground-floor café with a 48-meter bar counter that vaults the distance between Dong Khoi Street and Nguyen Hue Boulevard.
The Spa spans 1,200 square meters on two floors, with 10 treatment rooms, a beauty salon and luxurious designs. The hotel also has a 120-square-metre gym and a 24-meter pool.
The Reverie Saigon has set a glorious stage. The blend of colours may well make your eyes water and your brain hurt, but in a world where homogeneity seems encouraged, it is uplifting to find an outlandish hotel that simply makes you go “wow”.
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