This luxury hotel has recently re-opened, having completed a full refurbishment which has transformed it into one of Vietnam’s best hotels, definitely the most sumptuous in Ho Chi Minh City. Its prime position on the city’s famous Lam Son Square, near many of Ho Chi Minh’s most popular attractions, is unrivalled. Inside, the 245 rooms and suites redefine urban luxury and sport every modern amenity you’d expect from the brand, think Nespresso coffee machines, iPads and the finest linens, and blend sophisticated design and stylish decor with a French colonial feel that perfectly epitomises past and present Saigon. The spacious suites have separate living rooms, white marble baths and walk-in rain showers and display a curated collection of artworks and antiques while the Park Deluxe Rooms have a private outdoor terrace with direct access to the hotel’s redesigned pool. For dining there is a choice of several superb establishments, including Square One, which serves authentic Vietnamese dishes, Opera for Italian fare or Park Lounge, a stylish salon specialising in traditional afternoon tea. There is also a pastry emporium and a trendy martini bar. For those looking to relax, the tranquil Xuan Spa is an indulgent retreat that features four private treatment rooms and views across landscaped tropical gardens. There is also a fully-equipped fitness centre and a wonderfully sunny 20m outdoor pool, the perfect spot to unwind after a busy day.