Capella Hotel Group debuts in Viet Nam

April, 29/2022 - 09:00

Capella Hanoi’s Grand Opening is one of the most anticipated events in the Vietnamese hospitality industry and stands as a milestone for tourism’s reopening in Vietnam while setting a new high for luxury accommodation and fine dining.

Capella Hanoi, the celebration of Opera and life

Capella Hotel Group - a constellation of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, including the legendary Capella Singapore, is making its debut in the ancient capital city of Ha Noi.

Capella Hanoi is an ultra-luxury masterpiece designed by celebrated architect Bill Bensley that revives the spirit of the Roaring Twenties in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Co-developed by Sun Group, Capella Hanoi is recognised as one of the best new hotels of the year according to the Travel + Leisure 2022 It List, setting a new standard for extraordinary encounters and luxury accommodation.

A Grand Opening evoking the emotion of Opera

Capella Hanoi’s grand opening on April 22 brought the Opera to life with a breathtaking series of plays inspired by the Roaring Twenties and accompanied by tantalising gastronomy for spectators. The performances highlighted both the hotel and the city of Hanoi, embracing the capital’s quiet romance and artistic nuances.

Each of Capella Hanoi’s 47 rooms is individually styled with operatic memorabilia that pays tribute to the history of Opera, and the grand opening highlighted these distinctive features through theatre and performance.

At about the exact moment Divo Tung Duong headed down the staircase, the velvety curtain was lifted in a reminiscence of the hallmark 'Overture' of the great show Opera.

Divo's subliminal yet melodious vocals welcomed all spectators to the hotel as they entered this magnificent Opera house that invokes nostalgia for a bygone era and enhances the vibrancy of the grand opening ceremony.

Cristiano Rinaldi, President of Capella Hotel Group, said: “Capella is made of and renowned for excellence in the craft of hospitality, everything we do at Capella evolves around attention to detail. We take pride in the unseen artistry.

The opening of Capella Hanoi is an extraordinary chance to continue our growth in Vietnam, delivering Capella's distinctive service and cultural experiences.”

Boutique in scale, grand in ambition

Situated in the same neighbourhood as the iconic Hanoi Opera House, Capella Hanoi itself has housed in a building originally a turn-of-the-century Opera theatre.

Under Bill Bensley’s meticulous eye, the property was infused with early 20th-century details, allowing guests to fully immerse themselves in the decade's spirit as part of a transformative travel experience unlike any available in the region.

Among the best new hotels in the world for 2022

The Grand Opening Celebration of Capella Hanoi also coincides with the inclusion of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “IT List” 2022, summing up the feeling of a stay at the property with the Vietnamese phrase “tinh tế”, which means to have exquisitely discerning taste. Bill Bensley has left no detail unexamined in the 47-room hotel giving guests an opulent 5-star experience with a bespoke boutique feel.

Capella Hanoi is a love letter to Opera, and guests’ stays are punctuated with unexpected moments of delightful retrospection. Resplendent suites, enthralling dining, and spellbinding elegance are what guests have come to expect at Capella Hanoi and what led to the highly competitive Travel + Leisure recognition.

The hotel has a charismatic atmosphere yet offers a soothing feeling of striding into something much smaller and special, like setting foot in a petite auberge – the secluded rendezvous venue of great Opera singers, composers, and artists.


Nestled in Hanoi’s French-influenced Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake, Capella Hanoi is an art nouveau masterpiece that celebrates the glamour of Opera in the roaring 1920s.

Crafted by Bill Bensley, the highly-acclaimed architect, the hotel features a collection of 47 individually-designed rooms and spectacular suites, theatrical dining destinations, the serene Auriga Spa and La Grotta, an exquisite indoor pool.

A team of Capella Culturists is on hand to curate authentic experiences, and a programme of Capella Moments celebrates local arts, craftsmanship and gastronomy.

The Hudson Rooms and Koki are poised to become the two stars in the opulent gastronomic enclave, part of Hanoi's prime dining locations for affluent diners and intimate get-togethers.

The Hudson Rooms captures the iconic energy of 1920s New York with the renditions of cocktail creations and vintage oyster recipes. Koki is meticulously appointed as the intimate living hall, progressive sake parlour and Teppanyaki Chef's Table prepared with heart, passion, and flare that shall be felt by all senses.

Enthralling dining and spellbinding elegance are what guests have relished in Capella Hanoi, which was listed on the It List from Travel + Leisure as one of the Best New Hotels in the World.

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The Capella Hotels and Resorts collection consist of properties in Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ubud, Shanghai and Tufu Bay. Set to open in the coming years include properties in Sydney, Taipei, the Maldives, South Korea and the Middle East.

Capella Hotels and Resorts was named 2nd Best Hotel Brand in the World in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020. The exceptional hospitality brand focuses on crafting authentic, cultural experiences for its guests, combining a legacy of thoughtful design with the highest level of personalised service.

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Sun Hospitality Group is a member of Sun Group, a leading developer in Viet Nam in the fields of tourism, entertainment, infrastructure investment and real estate. In the leisure travel field, Sun Group owns a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts throughout Viet Nam, many of which have won prestigious global awards and reputable titles.

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort set an unprecedented record in the history of World Travel Awards, earning the title of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Resort’ for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017.

The luxury hotel is also named ‘World’s Leading Green Resort 2021’. Sun Group’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort at Kem Beach has also been awarded the ‘World's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort” in the 2021 World Travel Awards. Hotel de la Coupole – Mgallery from Sa Pa was also recognized as the ‘World’s Leading Iconic Hotel 2021.

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