HOI AN, Vietnam — Almost a decade after bringing a new level of luxury to Vietnam’s central coast, The Nam Hai has now become a shining example of how to age gracefully.
Proof is in the pages of the current May issue of Australia’s Luxury Travel magazine, whose readers have placed Vietnam’s most acclaimed beach retreat — which will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in December — on the publication’s annual ‘Gold List.’
The Nam Hai ranks fifth among ‘Best Overseas Resorts’ and 19th among ‘Best Overseas Romantic Properties.’
The GHM-managed hotel on the outskirts of Hoi An was the only Vietnamese resort to make the ‘Gold List’ in any category.
“In the hotel business, it’s difficult to maintain that edge, let alone get better with age,” said Anthony Gill, The Nam Hai’s general manager. “The only way it’s possible is if you have the right people. And I think we do. Our team is always looking for ways to improve the guest experience. This accolade is testament to that.”
Launched in 2005, Luxury Travel’s ‘Gold List’ recognizes “the ultimate in luxury travel in Australia and around the world,” according to the magazine’s editors.
Voting is conducted online from October through January. “Thousands” of votes were tallied over this last period, according to Belinda Craigie, Luxury Travel’s digital editor — “the highest number of votes we’ve ever received,” she said.