THE REVERIE SAIGON: GRAND OPENING

“The Reverie Saigon celebrates 1st September Grand Opening as Vietnam’s Most Sumptuous City Debut”


The Reverie Saigon, a 286-room hotel with some of Ho Chi Minh’s most expansive rooms, spectacular views and unabashedly opulent atmosphere, announces its official opening in the cinematic heart of downtown Saigon. Seven years in the making, the most extravagant 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 spa that’s as visually stunning as it is restorative.

This hotel (…) is a transcendent gesture. We are fast-forwarding to the day when Saigon takes its rightful place as one of Asia’s leading cities, when upscale travellers will expect the very best attainable – not merely the very best in Vietnam, but the very best anywhere

Commanding a prime location in Saigon’s illustrious District 1, in 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 whose roots in Vietnam go back to 2008. “This hotel, however, is a transcendent gesture. We are fast-forwarding to the day when Saigon takes its rightful place as one of Asia’s leading cities, when upscale travellers will expect the very best attainable – not merely the very best in Vietnam, but the very best anywhere”.

GUEST ROOMS AND SUITES

The Reverie Grand deluxe
The Reverie Grand deluxe

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, from the classical and sophisticated, to the whimsically romantic, fanciful and sassy. Floor-to-ceiling windows show off a dynamic city that’s evolving into one of Asia’s rising stars, replete with views of the storied Saigon River, and the reaches of the Mekong Delta. Every expanse in the hotel, from windows and walls, to floors and ceiling, makes an impression.

Reverie Grand deluxe bathroom
Reverie Grand deluxe bathroom

In some rooms, exquisite Italian silks beg consideration of the walls just as hand-laid mosaic tiles do in another. There are leather divans fit for silver screen actresses while chandeliers hang from mirrored medallions. 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. Every room features a walk-in or a walk-through closet, and all of the technology you would expect – from Cisco voIP telephones to 46- to 55-inch flat-screens – to some that you would not, such as televisions that sink into consoles so as not to offend the view.

DINING

The same fierce attention to detail that defines the rooms and suites is evident in each of the hotel’s four, ambitious 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.

The Reverie Cafe Cardinal
The Reverie Cafe Cardinal

Café Cardinal, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, beats at the heart of thehotel in an airy, three-story space on the sixth floor. A deck of the seventh floor main lobby sweeps in overhead. Great banks of windows open onto the resort-like outdoor terrace. Its extensive menu is largely French, with deliberate detours into complementary Western and Asian cuisines during breakfast and lunch service. Two stories below, jade, vermilion and gold set the stage for one of the city’s most sophisticated dining experiences at The Royal Pavilion. A celebration of fine Cantonese dining, the 200-seat restaurant boasts views of a colonial-era palace and age-old shophouses on Nguyen Hue Boulevard below, with open seating in a decidedly East Asian setting and more secluded quarters in a warren of nine private rooms. At R&J, inspired by all things Italy, the subterranean restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes marked by subtle, creative pivots off contemporary culinary trends. Its setting is as passionate as its inspiration, with walls of vibrant Italian mosaics to ornate candelabras and a whimsical collection of deliberately different dining chairs that celebrate 40 distinctive corners of Italy.

Long @ Times Sq Reverie
Long @ Times Sq Reverie

Upstairs at street level, The Long @ Times Square is a sidewalk café par excellence, running between Saigon’s two most celebrated streets, Nguyen Hue and Dong Khoi, on a thoroughfare all its own. An indoor and outdoor experience at the same time, the bar’s lithe, marble-topped counter leaps between the streets in six individual segments, stretching 48 metres (157 feet) across. Its wood-fired pizza oven, like the pizza chef himself, comes from Napoli. The hotel’s second-floor Deli serves muffins in the morning, made-to-order sandwiches, salads and panini in the afternoon, and homemade ice cream, smoothies and pastries throughout the day.

SPA & WELLNESS

The Spa Reverie
The Spa Reverie

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. Ten private treatment rooms, separate men’s and women’s steam & sauna facilities, four individual rooms for private hair and nail treatments and three semi-enclosed manicure / pedicure areas demarcate, The Spa’s particulars. The sixth floor reception area courts a gorgeous elegance in mixed media, with white marble, golden mosaic tiles, rose carpeting and plush leather competing for attention.

DESIGN & BUSINESS

Though the hotel’s interior design predominantly references the tastes of Old World aristocracy, the all-glass exterior facade is a 21st century statement. Like its namesake in New York City, Saigon’s Times Square projects a dazzling, night time charisma, with state-of-the-art technology responsible for fanciful light show extravaganzas – displays undetectable by guests within.

The design is bold and its approach sophisticated”, said the hotel’s chief architect, Kent Lui, whose past projects include Hong Kong’s International Airport and the city’s iconic HSBC tower. “Its extravagance and splendour captivates because the hotel really does present a design experience like no other”.

The design is bold and its approach sophisticated”, said the hotel’s chief architect, Kent Lui, whose past projects include Hong Kong’s International Airport and the city’s iconic HSBC tower. “Its extravagance and splendour captivates because the hotel really does present a design experience like no other”.

For corporate and leisure travellers alike, there is a fleet of 12 luxury automobiles, including a Bentley, Rolls Royce limited edition Phantom Dragon and various classes of Mercedes.

As a mixed-use development, the Times Square tower is also home to premium office space, 89 extended-stay apartments and the showrooms of the hotel’s principal Italian design brands.

The Reverie Saigon is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

For more information, please visit: www.thereveriesaigon.com

Starting nightly rates in a Deluxe room at The Reverie Saigon start from USD 350/£229* inclusive of breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and minibar per room per night. Suites start from USD 800/£512 per suite per night inclusive of one or two-way airport transfers, dependant on room category. *Prices in pound sterling accurate as of today’s exchange rate.