Less than two years ago, The Reverie Saigon debuted in Ho Chi Minh City, still known as Saigon, as the embodiment of luxury in Vietnam and as the only member property of The Leading Hotels of the World in the city.  It occupies the upper floors of the landmark Times Square Building in the center of District 1. The contemporary Times Square Building also houses flagship outposts of some of Italy’s most renowned furnishing design brands.

Indeed, this palatial hotel also celebrates the exceptional skill and beauty of Italian artistry and craftsmanship.  Its 286 guestrooms and 89 apartments present a variety of styles; from classic and opulent to sleek and modern, whimsically romantic to fanciful and sophisticated. The rich design details throughout deliver an ultra-luxurious aesthetic as well as offer some of the most spacious rooms and suites in the city.

Outside, the Italian connection continues.  You can choose an afternoon of touring on a vintage Italian-born Vespa! Yes, the spunky scooter first made famous by Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn in the 1950s movie Roman Holiday.

Riding behind your Vespa driver/guide, you gain an entirely different perspective of this robust city as you mingle with a myriad of other scooters, cyclists and pedestrians. Explore the neighborhoods surrounding Dong Khoi Street and the broad Nguyen Hue Boulevard in the center of old Saigon.

Your scooter travels along Dong Khoi Street, the historic main tree-lined thoroughfare that runs to the Saigon River. It encompasses some of the city’s most-visited landmarks, including the French colonial Opera House, the neo-classical Central Post Office, the historic Reunification Palace and Ho Chi Minh City Museum. Ride your Vespa on the old Nguyen Hue Flower Street that, by night, becomes the first walking street in Saigon.

Enjoy discovering the bustling, sometimes chaotic, streets, historic neighborhoods and upscale shopping areas from the back of your Vespa. A day like this can become one of your favorite reveries.  Consider incorporating this stunning hotel and a classic ride on a custom-tailored Vietnam adventure.

 

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