Capella Hanoi among world's 100 best new hotels

By Hoang Phong   June 14, 2022 | 03:46 am PT
Capella Hanoi among world's 100 best new hotels
The design inside a five-star room of Capella Hanoi Hotel. Photo courtesy of the hotel
U.S. magazine Travel + Leisure has named Capella Hanoi, which was opened in 2021 amid the Covid pandemic, in its list of 100 best new hotels in the world.

Standing on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter, just a few steps from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, the hotel has 47 rooms and suites, each individually styled with operatic artefacts and custom portraiture that pay tribute to legendary Opera artists, composers, designers and performances.

It was designed by American landscape architect and interior designer Bill Bensley who has overseen over 200 hospitality projects in 50 countries.

"The building is originally a turn-of-the-century opera house, and architect Bill Bensley used his meticulous eye to incorporate some of that early 20th-century atmosphere via decorative details: paintings of theater scenes adorn guest room walls, and opera-inspired antiques can be found around the property," Travel + Leisure editors wrote.

A night's stay costs from VND6.5 million ($283.31) per person.

Capella Hanoi was one of six Asian representatives to be included in the list.

Others were Joali Being and the Ritz-Carlton Maldives, both in South Asian country Maldives, the Ritz-Carlton and Roku Kyoto Hotels in Japan and Six Senses Fort Barwara in India.

In Europe, Airelles Le Grand Contrele in France, Beaverbrook Townhouse in the U.K. and Dimora Palanca in Italy also broke into the list.

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