HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – Sherwood Suites, a plush apartment-only property in a prime location near the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, aims to offer travelers luxury and flexibility as it celebrates its grand opening this month.
The new 20-storey property is positioning itself as a compelling new choice for travelers by offering five-star hotel service and amenities such as an outdoor covered pool, an international deli and restaurant and an expansive 24-hour gym with sauna and steam room alongside a range of self-contained luxury suites and apartments.
With an opulent design aesthetic that calls to mind the stately architecture in London’s exclusive Knightsbridge area, the property features a generous total of 157 apartments. Studios weigh in at 57 square meters, one bedroom units range from 61 sqm to 81 sqm while two bedroom apartments offer between 91 sqm and 118 sqm of space.
“More and more, people are looking for a home-away-from home experience when they set up for a stay overseas, whether for a night or a year,” says Janet Fitzner, General Manager of Sherwood Suites. “But you can’t quite persuade yourself that you’re having such an experience unless you’re in a spacious place.”
Each apartment features elegant, contemporary Italian designer furniture, luxe mattresses as well as fully-equipped kitchens, marble-clad bathrooms with rainforest showers and premium toiletries, floor-to-ceiling windows and free access to high-speed Wi-Fi.
Enticing trimmings, meanwhile, include walk-in closets, and flat screen SMART televisions as standard in both bedrooms and main living areas.
Similar attention to detail has been extended to the public areas of the property. The striking lobby, with its marble flooring, designer lighting and black and gold lines is home to a restaurant providing 65 covers. The dining component takes up the entirety of the left side of the open-plan lobby with guests able to watch as chefs craft Mediterranean and Vietnamese creations in an open kitchen.
The upstairs outdoor deck on the first floor features a covered 20 meter pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi, while the pool bar offers a menu of light bites, premium drinks and handcrafted cocktails.
For those who like to work out on their travels, a gym offers round-the-clock access to state-of-the-art fitness equipment.
Other amenities include a games’ room with billiards table and table football and a kids’ club. Business travelers, meanwhile, can enjoy use of the property’s meeting room, which is equipped with audio-visual capabilities.
Another advantage of the property is its location in leafy District 3. One of the city’s most sought-after areas, it is distinguished by attractive French colonial villas, mature trees and big-name visitor draws such as the War Remnants Museum and the Jade Emperor Pagoda.
The shops, restaurants and bars of the city’s downtown District 1 are just a short hop away, while Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a 20-minute taxi ride. Indeed, the property offers an hourly free shuttle bus that stops at several of the city’s must-see sights including the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral.
“People come to Ho Chi Minh City for a range of different reasons these days,” adds Fitzner. “Some come for business, some for leisure, some with their partner and some with their family. What we offer is a product that offers the ultimate in flexibility, but does not spare anything in terms of comfort.”
Sherwood Suites is the latest offering from Windsor Property Management Group Corporation (WMC Group), a hospitality and property management company headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City. Its portfolio encompasses hotels and residences including some of the most prestigious addresses in the city. The new addition is virtually adjacent to Sherwood Residences, a polished 5-star property offering apartments and penthouses. Also part of the WMC family is The Reverie Saigon, an award-winning hotel acclaimed for its heightened sense of luxury.