Three Vietnamese boutique resorts win top Asian title

By Trang Nguyen
Wed, September 14, 2022 | 5:10 pm GTM+7

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island, Azerai La Residence, and Legacy Yen Tu-MGallery were honored last week at World Travel Awards 2022 in Asia as Vietnam's leading boutique resorts.

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island was awarded with Vietnam's Leading Boutique Beach Resort title.

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

Set in Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island off the southern province of Kien Giang, a few steps from Long Beach, Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island offers accommodation with a restaurant, bar, fitness center, garden, private beach area and free bikes.

It features 121 luxury rooms, suites, and villas designed in contemporary style with an added local touch that creates an almost seamless transition from the inside out.

Each room category has unique wall art, showcasing the beauty of Vietnam and harmoniously blending luxury amenities with the natural wonders of the island.

Azerai La Residence

Azerai La Residence in Hue, Vietnam's former capital, received Vietnam's Leading Boutique Hotel title.

Azerai La Residence, Hue. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

Azerai La Residence, Hue. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

Azerai La Residence is 1.5 kilometers from the Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO-recognized heritage site. Dong Ba Market, Hue Museum of Royal Fine Arts, An Dinh Palace and Nam Giao Esplanade are within two kilometers away. Phu Bai International Airport is accessible via a 17 kilometers drive.

Set on a two and a half-hectare site with 200 meters of frontage on the fabled Huong (Perfume) River, Azerai La Residence, Hue has 122 rooms and suites. The colonial mansion at the heart of the resort was built in 1930s as part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure.

The mansion’s distinctive facade, its long horizonal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmark of the streamline moderne school of art deco architecture.

Its two complementary wings, built in 2005, are contemporary in design yet echo elements of art deco aesthetics and embrace an expansive tropical garden and salt-water swimming pool.

Legacy Yen Tu - MGallery

Legacy Yen Tu - MGallery in Uong Bi town, Quang Ninh province was granted Vietnam's Leading Boutique Resort title.

Legacy Yen Tu - MGallery. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

Legacy Yen Tu - MGallery. Photo courtesy of Booking.com.

The resort offers five-star accommodation with a garden, bar and terrace. It features handcrafted materials and ancient construction methods by nearby villagers living in the surroundings for generations, creating a harmonious and pure atmosphere right from within the local community.

The nearest airport is Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong city, 49 kilometers from the hotel.

Vietnam has been named among Asia’s leading travel destinations in 2022 by World Travel Awards for its "amazing natural beauty combined with world-class levels of hospitality".

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the brand is recognised globally as a hallmark of industry excellence.

Comments (0)
  • Read More
HCMC anti-smuggling cop in the dock for smuggling

HCMC anti-smuggling cop in the dock for smuggling

Hoang Duy Tien faces prosecution for overseeing the smuggling of goods worth VND211 billion ($8.9 million) when he was an officer with the HCMC economic police division.

Society - Sun, September 25, 2022 | 8:34 am GTM+7

Long Thanh Airport police station opens on construction site

Long Thanh Airport police station opens on construction site

A police station has been set up at the Long Thanh International Airport construction site in Dong Nai province to ensure security and traffic safety.

Society - Sun, September 25, 2022 | 8:18 am GTM+7

Work begins on HCMC Ring Road 3 section

Work begins on HCMC Ring Road 3 section

Construction began Saturday on an 8.7-kilometer section of Ho Chi Minh City's Ring Road 3 that is set for completion in three years.

Infrastructure - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 9:07 pm GTM+7

VN-Index loses 31 points in week of US interest rate hike

VN-Index loses 31 points in week of US interest rate hike

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index decreased to the area close to 1,200 points at the end of this week, down 31 points following the U.S. Federal Reserve’s mid-week interest rate hike of 75 percentage points.

Finance - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 5:02 pm GTM+7

Four Phu Quoc Island hotels win best titles in Asia

Four Phu Quoc Island hotels win best titles in Asia

Four hotels on Phu Quoc Island, namely Novotel, Pullman, New World and JW Marriott, were honored Thursday at Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards with titles in different categories.

Travel - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 4:18 pm GTM+7

European training for Vietnam football talents

European training for Vietnam football talents

Phat Dat Real Estate Development Corporation has become a key sponsor of a strategic cooperation in developing young football talents in Vietnam.

Companies - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 3:44 pm GTM+7

Deposit rates surge after central bank raises rate ceiling

Deposit rates surge after central bank raises rate ceiling

A slew of small- and medium-size commercial banks have hiked their deposit interest rates by 0.3-1 percentage points after the State Bank of Vietnam raised the deposit rate ceiling Friday.

Banking - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 3:10 pm GTM+7

Remove bottlenecks, facilitate FDI flows among Mekong Subregion: experts

Remove bottlenecks, facilitate FDI flows among Mekong Subregion: experts

Greater awareness of the opportunities and required policy support are key to expanding the scale, quality and speed of foreign investment in the Mekong Subregion, experts say.

Economy - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 1:24 pm GTM+7

Vingroup gets green light for second battery factory

Vingroup gets green light for second battery factory

The nation’s largest private conglomerate, Vingroup, has received in-principle approval to build its second auto battery plant in the same economic zone as the first in central Vietnam.

Industries - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 11:59 am GTM+7

Q4 shopping demand to electrify goods storage space

Q4 shopping demand to electrify goods storage space

Stiffer competition among online shopping sites in Vietnam during the last three months of the year will drive up inner-city warehouse occupancy rates, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

Real Estate - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 10:46 am GTM+7

EVN responsible for price talks with renewables projects missing FiT deadline: regulators

EVN responsible for price talks with renewables projects missing FiT deadline: regulators

Vietnam Electricity (EVN) is responsible for negotiating prices and outputs with wind and solar power developers that have failed to meet the country’s feed-in-tariff deadline, says the Electricity Regulatory Authority.

Energy - Sat, September 24, 2022 | 9:05 am GTM+7

Vietnam requires $13-bln seaport infrastructure investment by 2030

Vietnam requires $13-bln seaport infrastructure investment by 2030

Vietnam needs to invest $13 billion in seaport infrastructure by 2030 to improve the handling of container goods from the current 24 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) a year to 30-40 million.

Infrastructure - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 11:07 pm GTM+7

France aids Vietnam utility’s energy transition with EUR1 million grant

France aids Vietnam utility’s energy transition with EUR1 million grant

The French Development Agency (AFD) and the Electricite de France (EDF) have signed an agreement on financing Vietnam Electricity (EVN) with EUR1 million ($982,000) to facilitate the latter’s energy transition.

Energy - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 8:29 pm GTM+7

Lam Dong approves 2 wind power projects worth $186 mln

Lam Dong approves 2 wind power projects worth $186 mln

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has approved two wind power projects with a total capacity of 40 megawatts and investment of VND4,398 billion ($185.5 million).

Energy - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 4:55 pm GTM+7

CloudEats to continue SEA expansions with new investment capital

CloudEats to continue SEA expansions with new investment capital

CloudEats, a pioneering cloud kitchen company with a presence in Vietnam and the Philippines, has raised a $7 million Series A extension led by Nordstar Capital to reach more Southeast Asian markets.

Industries - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 4:48 pm GTM+7

Spanish developer to operate wind power projects in SE Asia, including Vietnam

Spanish developer to operate wind power projects in SE Asia, including Vietnam

Spanish renewables developer Acciona Energia has entered into a strategic partnership with Asia’s The Blue Circle to build and operate the latter’s pipeline of projects in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Energy - Fri, September 23, 2022 | 4:24 pm GTM+7