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Park Hyatt, Saigon

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Park Hyatt, Saigon
Park Hyatt, Saigon
A: 2 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
T: +84 8 3824 1234
E: saigon.park@hyatt.com
W: saigon.park.hyatt.com/
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Price guide: More than US$250

Our rating
Location
Design
Ambience
People
Facilities

03 Sep 2012

Saigon’s premier deluxe hotel. Excellent central location, facilities and restaurants. Pool garden a welcome escape from the city mayhem.

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Review

Opened in 2005, the Park Hyatt is among the newest of the city's deluxe hotels and the only recent property to acknowledge the locale’s French colonial architectural heritage in its design.


Location

Right in the centre of town on busy Hai Ba Trung St with easy walking access to the shopping, dining, bars and sights of the city. Overlooks an unsightly and often fetid carpark behind the landmark Opera House that definitely needs some attention.


Design, ambience and people

The lobby is appealingly cosy and minimal - a pleasant change from the ostentation of some of the other five star hotels in town. Rooms are done in restrained colonial style. The lead in rooms are a little on the small side for the price.

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Photo: Mark BowyerPark Hyatt, Saigon


Extensive facilities include Square One, one of the city’s best (and most expensive) restaurants and the Martini Bar - very popular with Saigon’s prettiest locals and less pretty expats. There is also a spa. 

The pool garden is a great escape from the city's frantic pace.



History

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Photo: Mark BowyerViet Cong bombing memorial, Park Hyatt Hotel


Perhaps the hotel’s most intriguing feature is the memorial that has pride of place at its entrance. The site was a US military accommodation from the early 1960s known as the Brinks Hotel Officer's Quarters. On Christmas Eve 1964 a Viet Cong car bomb exploded near the lobby as part of an escalating campaign of violence across the city against the US aligned South Vietnamese regime. Thirteen Vietnamese and two American servicemen were killed in the attack. The memorial here commemorates the Viet Cong action against US Forces.

The Brinks Hotel building was demolished to make way for the Park Hyatt Hotel.


Brief:
Pool, free wifi, Xuan Spa, extensive amenities.

Mark Bowyer

Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.

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