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La Residence Hue on Asia Travel Exclusive


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La Residence Hue is featured on Asia Travel Exclusive Magazine March 2012.

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La Residence Hue on Asia Travel Exclusive

  1. 1. 21 March 2012Top 5 things to do in HueFeature of La Residence La Residence
  2. 2. Editor’s NoteThe rise of budget airlines has increased leisure travelto countries within the region, and effectively broughtprominence to the individual traveller. Unlike popularbelief, those taking budget airlines might not necessarilycome with matching shoestring budgets. Take a trip to thisweek’s featured destination, Hue, in Vietnam for example.International travellers might save on their trip to Hue,as they know that they still have to transfer at eitherHo Chi Minh City or Hanoi. However, they might thenredirect their savings towards pampering themselves atthis week’s featured hotel, La Residence Hotel & Spa inHue. Budget airlines have inadvertently brought aboutthis interesting phenomenon or what some may call ajuxtaposition.James Chen | Editor, Asia Travel’s Pick ContentsAccommodation promotions in HueLa Residence Hotel & Spa in Hue has some exciting promotions Feature: La Residence Hotel & Spa 4for travellers looking to visit Vietnam’s central province. Top 5 things to do in Hue 6Easter in HueThe package includes two nights in a Superior room, a tasteof Hue cuisine with a cooking class for two at the Terrace, PublisherWelcome fruit basket and even a chocolate bunny! Raymond Wong • Editor James Chen • USD160nett per person (based on double occupancy). Sales DirectorValid from 20th March - 10th April 2012 Rainer Huang • Web Sam Soh • Festival Franco Nelo M. Sevilleja •• Stay 3 nights and pay only 2 nights The Superior room starts from USD161nett. Valid from 7th – 30th April 2012.• Celebrate Hue Festival with two nights in the Superior room, hassle free airport transfer and a Vietnamese / Western dinner for 2 at Le Parfum Restaurant
for only USD165 per • Published by Interface Media Pte Ltd 10 Ubi Crescent, #05-60 Ubi Techpark Singapore 408564 person (based on dual occupancy). TEL: +65-66353 173 | FAX: +65-66353 174 2 21 March 2012
  3. 3. Feature: La Residence Hotel & Spa Exterior of La Residence A member of the MGallery brand, La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa is an enchanting boutique hotel on the banks of the fabled Perfume River overlooking the former Imperial Citadel – once home to Emperors and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A throw back to a bygone era Brimming with nostalgia and modernity, which gives the hotel its character, this former residence of the French Colonial governor (and hence the name ‘La Residence’), has been painstakingly restored and refashioned into an exceptional Entering La Residence design hotel. The hotel’s distinctive bowed façade, long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of architecture in the 1930s. With 122 rooms and suites, great care has been taken to preserve the charm, comfort and atmosphere of this classic colonial boutique hotel. The essence of La Residence historic past is captured through sensitive use of local materials, art deco inspired design and careful attention to detail, with most rooms having breathtaking views across the A Theme Colonial Suite Le Gouverneur’s Terrace Perfume River to the imposing flag staff of the Citadel beyond. 4 21 March 2012
  4. 4. Spa EntranceExperience the High Life Le Parfum RestaurantThe first high end spa in Hue, LeSpa at La Residence is inspiredby the same art deco aesthetics,that permeate the building, whichincludes the original stained glassdesign. Le Gouverneur’s BarThe spa indulges 380sqm with 7relaxation rooms and also featuresa herbal sauna and Jacuzzi. Whatbetter way to celebrate this 21 March 2012discovery of a lost world thanto indulge in a spa session witha global selection of luxurioustreatments to choose from.Gastronomical DelightsFood is a passion at La Residence. 5At Le Parfum, talented Chefsexperiment with creativeVietnamese and European, namelyFrench flavours. These fusiondishes are made with Hue’s freshand vibrant produce combinedwith top quality imported specialtyingredients. The dominant focusat Le Gouverneur, the bar at LaResidence is a spectacular frescocreated by French Artist RolandRenaud who was inspired byinspired by wall paintings foundon several art deco buildings in r az e ouFrance. Note the sexy red interior ag e odécor which screams French. fr ribe t e in c bs Su m
  5. 5. Thien Mu PagodaTop 5 things to do in HueLocated in Central Vietnam on thebanks of the Perfume River, theprovince of Hue is one which hasmuch historical significance as Hanoiand Ho Chi Minh City in modern dayVietnam. It is now classified as one ofthe UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Hue served as the imperial capitalof Vietnam in the 17th and 18thcenturies under the Nguyen dynasty,with Emperor Gia Long, first ruler ofthe Nguyen dynasty, making it thenational capital of united Vietnamin 1802, a position that it helduntil 1945. It is well known for itsmonuments and architecture of an eragone by.With close to 1 million people, Huerose to prominence under the dynastywhich dominated much of SouthernVietnam from the 17th to the 19thcentury. In fact, Hue was Vietnam’sadministrative center until 1945, whenEmperor Bao Dai, the last Emperor ofthe last dynasty in Vietnam, abdicatedand the communist government,which subsequently took over,relocated the administrative capital to Royal TombsHanoi up north. 6 21 March 2012
  6. 6. Thien Mu PagodaAlso known as the pagoda of the old celestial goddess, Thien MuPagoda overlooks the bank of the Perfume River. The 21-meter talltower, a 2000-kilogram bell cast in 1710 and a stele from 1715 are theprime attractions of the Pagoda.Royal TombsThe tombs of past Royalties are important symbols to Vietnam’simperial past. They include the tombs of Khai Dinh, Tu Duc and MinhMang. All former emperors of Vietnam.The CitadelPossibly one of the most recognizable tourist landmarks in Hue, TheCitadel’s most prominent feature is its tall flag tower. This former siteof the old capitol has a moat and ten ornate gates guarding a palace,temples, gardens and tombs.Forbidden Purple CityReportedly fashioned after the Forbidden City in Beijing, most of itstands completely destroyed, due to the Tet Offensive, the sparedremains though are a nostalgic reminder of the Nguyen dynasty.The Perfume RiverThe Perfume River is 30km long river that is resultant of the meetingof the Ta Trach (Left Tributary) and Huu Trach (Right Tributary) meet atthe junction of Bang Lang fork. Running among peaks, jungle trees andplants, the river brings with it fragrances of tropical flora and hencethe Perfume River. Forbidden City of Hue Perfume River 21 March 2012 7 r az e ou ag e o fr ribe t e in c bs Su m
  7. 7. For more than 8 decades the grandiose Governor’s mansion has looked out across the Perfume Rivertowards Hue’s Imperial Citadel. Now converted to a boutique art-deco hotel, MGallery La Residence Hotel and Spa still has a charm that evokes a bygone era of style and romance. 5 Le Loi Street , Hue City, Vietnam Tel: +84 (0)5 43 83 7 4 75 Fax: +84(0)5 43 83 7 4 76 Email: