The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
A Reclusive Italian Dream
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is Vietnam‘s largest city and was once known as the ”Paris of the Orient.” Her glamour is infinitely fascinating, although now renamed Ho Chi Minh City, but those deeply infatuated with her oldstyle still prefer to call her ”Saigon.” The Reverie Saigon opened this summer in Ho Chi Minh City, the capital of Vietnam, seems to be just the place you are looking for. Here‘ s an old friend you would love to meet.
With frontage on Saigon‘ s two most storied avenues, Dong Khoi Street and Nguyen Hue Boulevard, The Reverie beats at the heart of the city‘ s prestigious central urban area – District 1. As in Hong Kong‘ s Central, London‘ s Knightsbridge and New York‘ s Midtown, if it‘ s happening in Saigon, it‘ s happening in ‘ D1‘ . Owned by the usually budgetconscious HCMC, this new property is a first for the hotel group, as its chief focus is on opulence. We‘ re talking a rooftop helicopter port and a fleet of 1.2 million dollar Rolls Royce Phantom Dragons as house cars.
What makes a difference is that The Reverie Saigon shows excellent Italian designing and architecture skill instead of its usual French style. Entering the hotel, the grand bright lobby leaps to the eyes. With splendid and imposing decoration, it looks like a miniature of a top Italian palace. The iconic pillar of beautiful mosaics and greenyellow table clock seem to bring people back to Rome and Milan in the Renaissance.