Vietnam Gains Ground In Travel Awards

Oct. 22, 2012
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

NEW YORK — Vietnam can now lay claim to one of the top three hotels in Southeast Asia, two of Asia’s top 15 resorts and one of Asia's top 10 cities, according to the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2012.
Announced in New York on Oct. 16, the results of Conde Nast Traveler’s 25th annual survey places five Vietnamese hotels and resorts on the prestigious travel magazine’s list of top hospitality properties.
The 111-year-old Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi ranked third among the Top 20 Hotels in Southeast Asia. The Park Hyatt Saigon and the Sheraton Saigon also scored top-20 finishes on the same list.
Life Heritage Resort Hoi An and The Nam Hai were chosen by voters as two of the Top 15 Resorts in Asia, placing 10th and 14th on the list, respectively.
The Old Town of Hoi An made its first appearance as one of Asia’s Top 10 Cities, joining the ranks of destinations such as Bangkok, Hong Kong and Kyoto.
The Readers’ Choice Awards polled responses from 46,476 readers who rated resorts and hotels on a five-point scale across five categories via a secure website. Only the properties that garnered a minimum number of responses were eligible, with awards given for candidates with the highest rankings by voters.