Park Hyatt Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam
From its position overlooking the Opera House in Lam Son Square, the Park Hyatt is the essence of the modern Vietnamese lifestyle and a sparkling ivory-coloured oasis in the heart of the city.
Muted colours, soft lighting and rich silks combine with local art in rooms designed to feel like a luxury Vietnam residence (our favourites are the Park Deluxe, with direct pool access and private outdoor terraces).
The third-floor pool and Xuan Spa are restful and reviving, while the Opera Restaurant serves excellent Italian cuisine with panoramic views of the square.
It really is hard to believe you’re in the middle of the bustling city here, just a short walk from the lively, must-see clamour of the famous Ben Thanh Market.
For a more relaxed taste of authentic Vietnam (and one of the best weekend brunches in the city), we’d go for the hotel’s stylish and award-winning Square One restaurant.