HOI AN, Vietnam – As The Nam Hai gets set to toast its 10th anniversary in December, Vietnam’s premier beach resort is celebrating a first: inclusion on Travel + Leisure magazine’s list of ‘The 100 Best Hotels in the World.’
The sole Vietnamese property to make the list came in at No. 51 while also finishing sixth among the ‘Best Resort Hotels in Asia’ and second among the ‘Best Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia’ in the publication’s annual World’s Best Awards reader survey.
Only 137 Pillars House, a boutique hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand, finished higher in the ‘Best Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia’ category. The margin was less than half a point (96.00 to 95.63).
“This achievement speaks volumes to the kind of team we have here,” said Anthony Gill, The Nam Hai’s general manager since 2013. “I feel lucky to work with people that are genuinely driven to make the guest experience at The Nam Hai better each day. They are exemplary.”
More than 200,000 readers of the world's highest circulating travel magazine determined the World’s Best Awards rankings, the cover story of the August issue since 1996.
This year’s edition hits newsstands Saturday, July 16.
Since opening in December 2006, The Nam Hai has set the benchmark by which all other resorts in Vietnam are measured.
The 100-villa property’s first major award came in 2008, when Travel + Leisure’s Design Awards panel tabbed it ‘World's Best Resort’.
It has also been hailed by Condé Nast Traveler, CNN Travel, Luxury Travel, Cigar Aficionado and many other esteemed overseas media outlets.
Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards rankings are based on readers’ ratings for rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value.
The 2016 survey was open at www.tlworldsbest.com from Nov. 2, 2015, to Feb. 29, 2016.