The rooftop pool bar lets you savor the sights and sounds of Saigon the right way: in the water, with a cocktail in hand
Dine at the all-day restaurant that serves Vietnamese specialties
Splurge on a treatment at the spa
What To Know
Opened in August 2015
Central location just outside District 1
The buzzy restaurant and bar is on the 23rd floor
Parking on site
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Luxe newcomer with elegant interiors, a buzzy restaurant and a rooftop pool with skyline views
Just outside District 1, Ho Chi Minh City's central hub, the Hotel des Arts is a stylish newcomer to the city's luxe hotel scene. The beautiful lobby features birdcage chandeliers, mammoth floor-to-ceiling windows and a soothing cream and jade color scheme. Fuel up for a day of exploring at the breakfast buffet in the Saigon Kitchen, an all-day restaurant that serves Vietnamese specialties. In the afternoon head back to your sleek white guestroom, decked out with dark furnishings and parquet floors. The chunky windows and plentiful mirrors spread the natural light around. Cool off with a dip in the rooftop pool, or splurge on a treatment at the spa, before dinner on the 23rd floor at the Social Club, the hotel's buzzy restaurant and bar.
In the Area
Two things dominate Ho Chi Minh City: delicious food and motorbikes (it’s estimated that some 6 million scooters cruise the city). Experience both on a Back of the Bike Street Food Tour. Young, talkative locals (who speak excellent English) will strap you to the back of their bikes -- which are bright red, so other drivers are sure to see you -- and zip through the sea of motorbikes to find some of the city's best street food (Vietnamese pancakes, grilled pork skewers and crab soup are all on offer). Countless tailors in the city custom-make clothes in just a couple of days; H&D Tailor is reliable for suits and shirts, while Phi Phi is a good bet for dresses. After that, get pampered at My Spa; it's well known for soothing hot stone massages and attentive service (at bargain basement prices).