Tim Cook stayed in Hanoi's oldest hotel during Vietnam visit

By Linh Huong   April 18, 2024 | 04:32 am PT
Apple CEO Tim Cook stayed in a room at the Sofitel Legend Metropole, Hanoi's oldest hotel, during his two-day visit to the Vietnamese capital.
Một căn phòng hạng sang trong khách sạn Sofitel Legend Metropole. Ảnh: khách sạn

A luxury room inside the Sofitel Legend Metropole hotel in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Metropole

He stayed in a room in the Opera Wing of the five-star hotel on Ly Thai To Street.

The room rate, of VND170 million (US$6,700), is the most expensive among city hotels in Vietnam. Most hotel rooms that cost more than VND100 million belong to riverside or coastal resorts.

In the evenings he had a quick meal in a private room in the French restaurant, Le Beaulieu.

"Tim Cook's dinner menu was prepared by the restaurant's French chef Charles Degrendele along with other chefs," a source told VnExpress, adding Cook liked the salads.

"He has a simple and approachable style."

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, situated in Hoan Kiem District, is the oldest hotel in the capital, dating back to 1901.

Over its history, the Metropole has played host to numerous guests, including heads of state, royalty, actors, writers, musicians, and business leaders.

The Heritage Wing comprises a total of 103 rooms, among which are three Legendary Suite rooms honoring famous British figures who graced the hotel in the early 20th century: the comedic icon Charlie Chaplin, the writer and playwright Somerset Maugham, and the novelist and journalist Graham Greene.

Tim Cook đi dạo Hà Nội sáng 15/4. Ảnh: Tuấn Hưng

Tim Cook walks at Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi on April 15, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Hung

Cook landed in Hanoi Monday to meet content creators and app developers for App Store.

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