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Trails of Indochina re-opens Former US Ambassadors Saigon Residence to MICE Groups

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Trails of Indochina is offering Vietnam-bound MICE groups a conference venue with a difference for their next Ho Chi Minh City visit the residence of the former US Ambassador to South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Completely restored to its original 1960s glory when it was the home of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, the residence located in Ho Chi Minh Citys District Three is best described as a living museum.

A member of one of Americas most famous families, Henry Cabot Lodge served two terms as Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s.

In 1969, he was appointed by President Richard Nixon to serve as head of the American team at the Paris peace negotiations.

The building features much of the original artwork, photographs and furniture in place during Lodges residence, much of which remained in the building following its purchase by Trails of Indochina.

The buildings dining room and extensive balcony can accommodate up to 65 guests at a time with all catering provided by the Park Hyatt Saigon.

When not hosting convention groups or staging elegant soirees, Trails of Indochina has used the building for several other purposes. These include especially requested Vietnamese culinary classes and Tai Chi instruction catering for groups of up to 20 people.

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