Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, Hotel Des Arts boasts an enviable location within walking distance of all the important landmarks. This hotel harks back to the bygone French-Indochine era with stylish savoire faire, offering the high levels of hospitality perfectly suited to Vietnam’s capital city. Interiors evoke 1930s ritz with sumptuous statement décor; from the enormous curvaceous picture windows and polished marble floors to art-filled walls and looming chandeliers - there’s no sign of modesty here. The pièce de resistance is the rooftop pool and buzzing bar, which offers unfaltering city views. After dark, the mood changes when the resident DJ arrives and the skyline lights up in urban constellations.
White painted rooms and suites feature parquet rosewood floors and beds you could get lost in. Parisian chic colour palettes adorn throughout, along with floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase Ho Chi Minh as a muse.
Unusually for a city centre hotel, the library and lounge are not just an afterthought, but attractive places to retreat. While most head straight for the 24th-floor glass walled pool, the spa should not be missed - it has won awards for its tailormade approach to pampering. Between the two high-end restaurants and café, the hotel’s culinary offering ranges from street food to steamy dim sum and high tea backed by the soft sound of piano. Weekends are worth a reservation for the most decadent seafood feasts.
Couples & romantics
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL
Enjoy a lap of the rooftop infinity pool – the highest in the city
Settle into afternoon tea at Café des Beaux Arts
Indulge in a pampering treatment at Spa des Artists
Dine on street food inspired cuisine at the Saigon Kitchen, or French and international favourites at the Social Club Restaurant
Soak up the buzzing atmosphere at the Social Club Rooftop Bar
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Zip around the city’s narrower alleyways and colourful streets on a Vespa tour
Absorb highlights including Gustave Eiffel’s Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral
Venture out of the city to explore the Cu Chi Tunnels
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