Le Meridien opens first hotel in Vietnam

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. on May 5 announced the debut of Le Méridien in Vietnam with the opening of Le Méridien Saigon. 

“We are delighted to unveil the Le Méridien brand in Vietnam,” said Lothar Pehl, senior vice president, Operations and Global Initiatives, of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific.  “Vietnam’s rich French influence is similar to that of Le Méridien. Our brand promises to ‘unlock’ each destination it enters, and is sure to ignite a sensory discovery for creative-minded travelers in Ho Chi Minh City’s center of commerce and culture.” 

The opening of Le Méridien Saigon marks the fourth Starwood Hotel in Vietnam, joining a dynamic portfolio that includes the Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, and Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa.  Starwood’s robust pipeline in Vietnam also encompasses Four Points by Sheraton Danang and Sheraton Danang Resort, which are expected to open in 2017 and 2018 respectively. 

“Ho Chi Minh City boasts a vibrant hospitality market that is characterized by growing demand for high-end accommodations and distinctive, meaningful lifestyle experiences,” said Frank Bochmann, general manager of Le Méridien Saigon. “We are confident that with Le Méridien Saigon’s differentiated positioning, we will elevate the city’s hospitality landscape and highlight the Vietnamese culture through distinct programming.” 

Situated on the banks of the Saigon River in District 1, Le Méridien Saigon offers both panoramic river vistas as well as views of the bustling cityscape. At the heart of the central business district, the hotel offers convenient access to shopping centers, restaurants, ancient pagodas and French-colonial structures, including Saigon Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the General Post Office. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport is conveniently located just seven kilometres away.

Le Méridien Saigon features 350 contemporary guest rooms and suites starting from a spacious 38 square meters, each outfitted with signature Le Méridien amenities. Each room has a separate sitting and working areas, French soaking bathtub and rainforest shower.

Khanh Tran