The Enchanting Luxury Resort

The Enchanting Luxury Resort

Azerai La Residence, Hue, the enchanting luxury resort in Vietnam’s former imperial capital has been voted one of the best hotels in Asia. Situated on the fabled Perfume River, facing the Citadel – once home to emperors and now a UNESCO World site, the historic 122-room Adrian Zecha property was named one of Asia’s Top 30 Hotels by Condé Nast Traveler readers.


The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards tapped opinions from more than 800,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe, who submitted tens of thousands of ratings and comments, sharing their travel experiences with the world’s top hotels, resorts, spas, cities and more.


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The hotel’s swimming pool overlooks the Perfume River and beyond to the historic landmarks of the former imperial capital.


The US-based magazine’s awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry.


“The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards demonstrate the travel experience our readers longed for most when they couldn’t travel and decided to do first once they could,” the magazine said in announcing the winners.


The mansion at the heart of Azerai La Residence, Hue was built during the 1930s as part of the residence of the French Resident Superieure. Its distinctive façade, long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamline moderne school of art deco architecture. Two complementary wings, built in 2005, are contemporary in design yet echo elements of art deco aesthetics, and the overall style is “so charming,” Condé Nast Traveler writes, noting that “the place is pure Indochine.”


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The hotel launched a stylish 55 foot cruise boat earlier this year accommodating up to 16 passengers.


Earlier this year, Azerai La Residence, Hue launched an elegant 55-foot (17-metre) cruise boat, offering guests one of the most stylish and exclusive ways to experience the Perfume River in central Vietnam. The vessel accommodates up to 16 passengers and embarks on three different types of excursions: an afternoon tea cruise, a sunset cocktail cruise and a dinner cruise.


Private excursions can also be arranged for up to 16 passengers for an afternoon tea or sunset cocktail cruise, and up to 10 passengers for a dinner cruise.


The 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website and celebrated in the November issue.



Source: Balcony Media Group.

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