HO CHI MINH CITY — Six hotels and resorts in Vietnam are among the finest properties in all of Asia, according to readers of Conde Nast Traveler.
The prestigious international travel magazine unveiled the results of its annual Readers Choice Awards on Oct. 20, with Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, MGallery La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, Sofitel Saigon Plaza and Park Hyatt Saigon making the ‘Top Hotels in Southeast Asia (excluding Bangkok and Singapore)’ list and The Nam Hai and Anantara Hoi An scoring places on the ‘Best Resorts in Asia’ list.
As with last year, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi was the highest rated Vietnamese hotel (3rd), and The Nam Hai the highest rated Vietnamese resort (12th).
Both properties, as well as MGallery La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, are members of Quintessential Collection Vietnam, an exclusive group of hotels and cruises that recently launched a website (www.quintessentialcollectionvietnam.com) it hopes will serve as the single most important resource for affluent travelers in Vietnam.
This year, Conde Nast Traveler readers also voted for their 30 favorite cities in the world.
Of the five Asian cities to make the cut, none are in Vietnam.
Kyoto, at No. 9, was the only Asian city to crack the top 10.
More than 128,000 travelers took part in this year's Readers Choice Awards — the most in its 28-year history, and up more than 50,000 from last year.
Voting is conducted through a secure website, with responses tabulated by Equation Research.
Readers evaluate candidates on a set of criteria using a standard five-point scale.
Properties had to receive a required minimum number of responses to be eligible for an award.