After Phu Quoc we flew to Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly referred to as Saigon by the locals. I read The Quiet American by Graham Greene last fall as was excited to visit the city of romance and intrigue depicted in his book. While Saigon’s recent development has transformed the city’s skyline there are still many vestiges of the city’s unique and romantic colonial heritage. Looking back on our time there we realized our favorite memories of the city were all before the sun rose. Read below to see what I mean!
We stayed at Hotel Des Arts Saigon and I loved their Indochina-inspired decor and collection of Vietnamese lacquer paintings. Our serene room was the perfect respite after a long day walking around Saigon, so simple and elegant. The rooftop pool and cocktail bar had great vantage points for watching the sunset over the city.
Hotel Des Arts Saigon is a Condé Nast Johansens’s property and I had the opportunity to write about our visit for their blog.
You can read the article here.