On October 20th, 2014, Condé Nast Traveler, the world's prestigious travel magazine, issued a list of 31 best hotels in the Southeast Asian in 2014 based on the votes of its readers. Accordingly, there are 3 hotels in Vietnam having the presence in the list.
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi jumped from the fifth position in 2013 to the first position in 2014 and officially became the most favorite hotel in the Southeast Asian voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Located in Ngo Quyen Street, Hanoi City, this 5 star hotel has the ancient architecture of the French colonial time. Being built in 1901 by 2 French investors, Metropole is the first 5-star hotel in Hanoi. As one of the best hotels in Vietnam, Metropole is outfitted with 364 lavish rooms and other contemporary facilities involving 2 luxury restaurants serving French and Hanoi cuisine, 3 stylish bars, commercial center, swimming pool, etc. This hotel has been a dwelling place of national leaders, ambassadors, and celebrities from all over the world when they visit Vietnam. Apart from state-of-the-art amenities and professional services, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is located in a prime location, which is quite convenient for exploring Hanoi Capital. In details, guests can visit Hanoi Old Quarter (1.2 km), Hanoi Opera House (0.5 km), Hoan Kiem Lake (1.6 km), Museum of Vietnam history (0.9 km), and many other nearby attractions in Hanoi.
Overtaking formidable opponents like Four Seasons and Park Hyatt Saigon, La Residence Hotel & Spa Hue is first time listed in top hotels in Southeast Asia, ranking 19th. Used to be the former French Governor’s mansion in 1920s, La Residence is located in the tranquil Perfume River. The hotel has 122 guest rooms, Le Parfum restaurant, bar, spa area, swimming poll, and other advanced facilities. The architecture of the hotel follows 1930’s art deco such as distinctive bowed façade, long horizontal lines, and nautical flourishes. Recently, La Residence Hotel & Spa is also named in a list of top 500 best hotels in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Being recognized as the World Heritage, Hue is an ancient capital of Vietnam. During a stay in La Residence, guests can visit Hue historical relics and sightseeing spots such as Tomb of Minh Mang, Thien Mu Pagoda, Bach Ma National Park, Royal Tomb, Tomb of Tu Duc, Thanh Toan Bridge, etc.
Occupying the 21th position in the list is Park Hyatt Saigon which is situated in Lam Son Square, Ho Chi Minh City. Relaxing in the hotel, guests can experience world-class services and sumptuous amenities. The hotel includes 252 rooms including 21 apartments, spacious swimming pool, contemporary spa area, upscale bar & restaurants, commercial center, and well-appointed meeting rooms. All amenities in the hotel follow 5 star standards promising to bring guests a comfortable and enjoyable vacation. Residing in the hotel, besides attending in thrilling activities and recreation of the hotel, guests can make a Saigon tour yourself by foot to nearby attractions such as Saigon Opera House, War Remnants Museum, Independence Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, and so on.