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National U23 squad get spiritual reception

Update: February, 09/2018 - 17:19

The Reverie Saigon hotel in HCM City organised a solemn welcome for the young national U23 team and their coach, Park Hang Seo, in the spirit of Vietnamese culture.

The staff at The Reverie Saigon made a Vietnamese flag from 1,500 red and yellow roses placed at the centre of the hotel lobby.

Though the Vietnamese team and their coach spent a brief time at the hotel, soaking in the warm welcome and interacting with fans, the atmosphere was friendly. Every detail, though simple, upheld the Vietnamese identity, which reflected the joy and pride that the citizens of HCM city felt for Park and the U23 team.

Park Hang Seo,the strict coach of the U23 team, pose with children and hotel staff.

The staff of The Reverie Saigon had red flags and gold stars pinned to their chests. Representative of the hotel,Truong Hue Van,and a few children, wore the traditional ao dai.The children held colorful drawings. Together, they gifted a Vietnamese conical hat to the South Korean coach.

Young U23 players interact with children.

The Vietnamese team may not have won the 2018 Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship, but they won the heart of the nation with their exceptional performance throughout the championship and inspired the young generation.

Now that the tournament is over, the top concern is the health of the players. After making everyone proud, the young players will now revel in the luxurious service of The Reverie Saigon hotel, which is ranked No.1 in Asia and No.4 in the world in Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

Welcoming the U23 Team to the city, Saigon Times Square building, which houses The Reverie Saigon and is a symbol of the city on Nguyen Hue Boulevard,will be lit up in red colour in the design of the national flag for the duration of the team’s stay here.

Saigon Times Square is currently the most beautiful building in the city, offering a panoramic view of Saigon’s distinctive landmarks.

As part of the welcoming event, The Reverie Saigon will join hands with HCM City People’s Committee and Department of Culture and Information to organise the Gala Entertainmentfor the U23 team.

As a token of appreciation for the young squad, a group of companies, including Van Thinh Phat Investment Group, Times Square Vietnam Investment Group and An Dong Investment Group, directly awarded the players 38 prizes and VND3.8 billion in cash. The gifts were spiritual in nature and would be of great value to all members who have contributed to the development of the team.

Chairman of HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, Vice Chairman of People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu, Chairman of People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Director of the Department of Culture and Information Huynh Thanh Nhan,pose with representatives of the sponsoring group, including Ngo Thanh Nha (CEO of Van Thinh Phat Investment Group), Cheung Fung Yu (CEO of Times Square VietNam Investment Joint Stock Company) and Kwok Hakman Oliver (CEO of An Dong Investment Group). They grant awards  to the team’s coach and players.

This is a worthy reward for the team who have put Viet Nam on the global map. With their team work and dedication, they have displayed the spirit of hard work, learning, perseverance, solidarity and belief that nothing is impossible.

Times Square Vietnam Joint Stock Company has always taken the lead in activities that express the national spirit and deep love for Vietnamese values. The Reverie Saigon continuously strives to create world-class products to achieve world-class results, and it never fails to honor the nation’s spirit in major national events. 

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