Conde Nast Traveler’s annual survey has placed five hotels and resorts in Viet Nam on the prestigious travel magazine’s list of top hospitality properties.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Ha Noi jumped up five spots from last year’s No. 5 position to stand 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 on the list, 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-ten resorts in all Asia for the second year in a row.
The Hyatt Regency Danang also won a place among the top ten resorts in Asia.
While Viet Nam’s neighbors - Cambodia, Laos and Thailand - each won spots for their top tourist draws - Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Bangkok and Chiang Mai - none of Vietnam’s top destinations placed on a list of the world’s 25 most alluring spots.
Nearly 77,000 participants cast votes for 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.