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Accor Opens MGallery Hotel in Hoi An, Vietnam

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 6 April 2015

Accor has expanded its portfolio of hotels in Vietnam with the opening of Hotel Royal Hoi An, which is part of Accors's MGallery Collection.

Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the hotel is blessed with a vista of the low-rise cityscape, once a cultural crossroads and a key maritime port that still retains much of its old-world charm.

Only 35 kilometres from Danang City, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a 25-minute drive from Danang International Airport.

Tangi Le Grand, Hotel Royal Hoi Ans General Manager said, The theme of Hotel Royal Hoi An is wrapped around the 16th century romantic legend between the Japanese merchant Sotaro Araki and Vietnamese princess Ngoc Hoa who fell in love and married before moving back together to Nagasaki, Japan. The princess still well loved and admired by the people of Nagasaki these days changed her name to Wa Ka Ku, but shes also known by her Japanese nickname Anio-san. To celebrate this romantic journey at the crossroads of cultures, the hotels theme, names of room types and F&B outlets are based on this timeless story of true love.

The hotels 119 guestrooms are adorned with dark wood and handcrafted furnishings and fixtures that aim to bring the citys storied past back to life. On the balcony, guests can enjoy a view of the river and the age-old communities that thrive along its banks.

Room types are named as follows: Sotaro Suites on the top floor facing east to Japan, Anio Suites on the top floor facing west to Vietnam, and two Deluxe Suites, Yasu and Tau. Yasu is Sotaro and Ani-os daughter while Tau means a boat in Vietnamese.

Hotel Royal Hoi An boasts several food and beverage venues. At Faifo Caf, guests are treated to a full breakfast buffet and a la carte dishes of Asian, American and European cuisine for lunch and dinner. The chef at its Japanese-food outlet Wa Ka Ku exhibits his prowess in the fine art of sushi and yakitori. Classic cocktails, chic design and a relaxed vibe are the order of the day at the poolside River Bar with cool lounge sounds filling the air.

The hotel also features a spa, fitness centre and an opulent ballroom that can accommodate groups of up to 250 guests.

Historically known as Phai Pho or Faifo, Hoi An grew from a small port town to become a major trading port from the 16th to 18th centuries when many Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and Indians merchants came to set up shop and made the town their home.

Hoi An is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to well-preserved historical buildings displaying a fusion of local and foreign architectural styles.

Hoi An is a 25-minute drive from Danang International Airport while Danang is an hours flight from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh. 

Accor, Hotel Royal, Hoi An, MGallery, Vietnam, Danang

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