|The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. — Photo sofitel.com
Viet Nam has won the No 1 spot on a list of the Top Hotels in Southeast Asia in the Readers Choice Awards of one of the world's most prestigious magazines, Conde Nast Traveler.
Announced in New York last week, the results of Conde Nast Traveler's 27th annual survey placed five hotels and resorts in Viet Nam on the list of top hospitality properties.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi climbed five spots from last year's No 5 position to stand supreme as the hotel in the Southeast Asia most favored by the magazine's readers.
La Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue also earned a spot on the list for the first time, placing No 19, besting the likes of such storied brands as the Four Seasons and the only other Viet Nam hotel on the list, the Park Hyatt Saigon (No 21).
The Nam Hai placed among the top 10 resorts in all of Asia for the second year in a row. The magazine praised the hotel for encouraging "a Zen-like serenity".
The Hyatt Regency Danang also won a place among the top 10 resorts in Asia.
Nearly 77,000 participants voted for the properties nominated in this year's Readers Choice Awards. About the same number of readers participated in last year's survey, up from 46,000 readers in 2012. — VNS