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Sunday,  July 14, 2024 3:38 AM 

Kempinski makes Vietnam debut with luxury hotel on Saigon River

  • Hotels
  •   04-30-2024  6:29 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Kempinski makes Vietnam debut with luxury hotel on Saigon River
Rendering of Kempinski Saigon River. (Kempinski Hotels)
Pax Global Media

For the first time ever, Kempinski Hotels is venturing into Vietnam with a waterfront hideaway nestled in the folds of the Saigon River.

Designed by architectural studio Kengo Kuma & Associates, Kempinski Saigon River reimagines traditional Vietnamese vernacular architecture with a modern twist through a 100 guestrooms and suites.

The hotel is currently being built in cooperation with Vietnamese property developer Ecopark Corporation, which owns other luxury hotels across Vietnam and has a portfolio of real estate projects that include residences, schools, retail and universities.

Kempinski Saigon River will have 100 guestrooms and suites. (Kempinski Hotels)

“Kempinski has been present in Asia since 1992, but we are extremely proud to be now entering the exciting market of Vietnam with this truly unique hotel,” said René Nijhof, chairman of the doard of directors, Kempinski Hotels S.A, in a release. 

“Inspired by the spectacular cultural and natural landscape of southern Vietnam, Kengo Kuma & Associates has reimagined life on the river. Together with the presence of Ecopark Corporation, we are redefining riverside luxury for a new generation of travellers who demand authenticity and heartfelt local experiences.”

Evoking the emerald rice paddies and riverside dwellings of Vietnam, Kempinski Saigon River promises a modern reinterpretation of traditional Vietnamese dwellings.

Old-world charm meets contemporary luxury in the 90 guestrooms, which start from 65 sq m and afford expansive views of the river that embraces the property, while 10 suites including a spectacular Presidential Suite offer next-level luxury for the most discerning guests.

Landscaping by Bangkok-based landscape architecture and design studio PLA will follow the gentle curves of the river and perpendicular canal, with bridges, ponds and manicured gardens creating a connection to nature throughout the hotel.

Travellers will be able to enjoy the 1,500-sq-m Resense Spa, where local remedies and ingredients are incorporated into immersive wellness journeys, and feast on local flavours at a dining venues including all-day dining and a signature Vietnamese restaurant, as well as a riverside bar and Executive Lounge.

Situated in Dong Nai on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Kempinski Saigon River is part of a broader 55-hectare development that will also be home to residences, schools, a sports club and retail areas along 700 metres of riverfront, connected to Ho Chi Minh City via a 45-minute speedboat ride.

Dong Nai is currently undergoing a major infrastructure expansion and improvement project designed to reduce travel times and foster economic growth, including improvements to the road and railway networks, improved waterways and a new airport.

Currently under construction, Long Thanh International Airport will be among the largest in the world when complete, with a capacity for up to 100 million passengers per year.

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