HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam: This May marks the official release of Caravelle Saigon’s newly-renovated guest rooms that they are extremely excited to share with travelers. So far it’s taken nine month of renovations, masterful juggling of rooms and bookings by their amazing staff, and great patience by all involved. But it has all been worth it.
Caravelle Saigon has held a special place in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City since its opening on Christmas Eve back in 1959. It all started when they threw open their doors to an expectant public eager to see its original design, hailed at the time as one of the tallest and most modern buildings of its kind.
Fast forward 60 years and Caravelle Saigon start their birthday celebrations this year by flinging open the doors to the new rooms in the Opera Wing on floors 8 to 12. These start at approximately 38.5sqm (415sqft) in size with spacious walk-in vanities and bathrooms beautifully finished with imported marble throughout. Large soundproof windows stream in natural light which offer guests unparalleled views across the heart of the city, including the historic Opera House on one side and glimpses of the meandering Saigon River on the other.
Caught up in the tumult of conflict for almost two decades following its opening, Caravelle Saigon became a home for journalists covering the war, soldiers looking for some much needed R&R, and even Australian and New Zealand Embassies as a place of work.
To this day, Caravelle Saigon remains that home-away-from-home not only for guests caught up in the nostalgia of a bygone era but also for discerning guests who expect everything that comes with a modern five-star hotel experience. While history is at the core of the hotel experience, it doesn’t come at the expense of comfort and luxury.
Each room comes equipped with a 49″ Samsung flat screen TV, free wifi and newly-upgraded decor and finishes that stay true to the warm, comfortable feeling that Caravelle Saigon has become renowned. If 38.5sqm is not enough, then try the Signature Premium or Signature Studio rooms, each boasting a larger floor area, couch and working space, perfect for longer business or leisure trips.-PRNewswire