Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) will announce the debut of Le Méridien in Vietnam with the opening of Le Méridien Saigon.

Debut-of-Le-Meridien-in-Vietnam-3Combining a chic, modern design aesthetic with a passion for culture and cuisine, the new hotel is set to ‘unlock’ Ho Chi Minh City’s distinct flavours and rich heritage through unique programming for both guests and locals alike.

“We are delighted to unveil the Le Méridien brand in Vietnam,” said Lothar Pehl, Senior Vice President, Operations and Global Initiatives, 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, 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 One, 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. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is conveniently located just seven kilometers away.

Complementing its prime location, Le Méridien Saigon juxtaposes rich elements of Vietnamese-French heritage with sleek, contemporary elements and a contemporary vibe. From the moment a guest arrives, they will be greeted by the signature, award-winning arrival experience of the Le Méridien Hub – the brand’s reinterpretation of the traditional lobby transformed into a social gathering place. The Méridien Hub will also feature signature elements from the Paris-born brand such as a 24-hour soundtrack curated by French Bossa Nova band Nouvelle Vague, a variety of delectable éclairs, exclusive illy coffee prepared by Master Baristas, and Sparkling cocktails inspired by Europe’s aperitif hour by night.

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.

For culinary experiences, guests can indulge in the hotel’s three distinct dining venues, including the brand’s specialty restaurant Bamboo Chic, serving an artful combination of Japanese-Chinese cuisine fused with European touches; Latest Recipe, the hotel’s signature dining venue which offers interactive buffets and Le Méridien signature breakfast; and Latitude 10 transforming from day to night to offer fine coffee, fine wines from around the world, and imaginative cocktail and sake creations. In addition, Explore Bistro, part of the Explore Spa & Health Club, offers healthy and detoxifying food and beverage selections for dining-in or to grab-and-go, while Art Cacao presents signature éclairs, artesian chocolate and sweet bites. Other hotel facilities include over 1,000 square meters of meeting and pre-function spaces, including a versatile 400 square metre ballroom and Le Méridien Fitness and Explore Spa, with an indoor pool offering breathtaking views at its sundeck.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit:
3C Ton Duc Thang, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
www.lemeridien.com/saigon.