The guests are welcomed by a female host in couture uniform, an exquisite contemporary rework of the traditional Ao Dai of Vietnam. The Ao Dai is made of brocade with embroidered daisies, reinterpreting the prosperity and luxury of the Vietnamese aristocrats in the old time.
The idea of the open bird cage is to create the warm welcoming feeling for the hotel’s discerning guests. The door will always opens for every guests and they should feel like coming home to the place they have never been before.
We were inspired by a bygone era to open this art-focused boutique hotel in Saigon. This vintage telephone recalls 1930s Indochina when French and Vietnamese cultures connected. It also acts like the imaginary communication tool back to the bygone era.