An 82-year-old art deco property in Central Vietnam is the latest addition to Signature Travel Network’s list of global luxury properties.
In June 2012, La Residence Hotel and Spa in Hue became the fifth property from Vietnam to be elevated to the ranks of hotels affiliated with Signature Travel Network, a member-owned cooperative of leading travel agencies and hotels with 375 office locations worldwide.
“Once you’ve entered La Residence, there is an aura of romance, history and elegance that is rarely encountered in modern-day travel,” said Anthony Gill, the resort’s general manager. “We are thrilled that Signature Travel Network has recognized the special qualities of this property.”
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River with a view to Hue’s Ancient Citadel, the 122-room La Residence Hotel was originally opened in 1930 as the home of the French colonial governor, and played host to numerous notables including King Bhumibol of Thailand and Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam.
In the early 2000s, La Residence was meticulously restored as a five-star resort, home to fine-dining restaurant Le Parfum, Bar Le Gouverneur, an award-winning spa, saltwater swimming pool and art gallery.
In 2011, La Residence joined Accor’s distinguished MGallery Collection within the portfolio’s elite heritage category; and was named among Asia’s top 20 resorts by voters in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011.
Aside from La Residence, Signature Travel Network’s partners in Vietnam also include the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, the Nam Hai, the Park Hyatt and Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay. La Residence is the first non-Sofitel property within Accor’s ranks globally to join the Signature Travel Network.