JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi

Sleek luxury in hectic Hanoi

Less than six miles from the hustle of downtown Hanoi — and the touristy Old Quarter — on the South Tu Liem district’s Vietnam National Convention Center campus is the show-stopping JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi.

Designed by New York-based architecture firm Carlos Zapata Studios in 2013, the hotel fuses Vietnamese tradition with an impressive, space-age exterior to produce a modern masterpiece well-situated for meetings, events and sightseeing.

Inside, vast marble lobbies, impossibly high ceilings, sweeping staircases and grand ballrooms fill Hanoi’s JW Marriott. Outside, the man-made lake and manicured grounds are dominated by the hotel’s imposing structure.

Certified a “green” hotel by the Vietnamese government, the JW Marriott has won a number of awards for its environmentally friendly design, specifically for the engineering of the building, where the focus is on the sustainable use of water and energy.

A curated collection of restaurants, an eighth-floor spa and a see-and-be-seen jazz club make this Hanoi hotel a chic respite from Vietnam’s buzzing capital.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by elegant staff wearing ao dai (traditional Vietnamese tunics) and ushered through massive floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the haunting strains of the dan tranh (a classic Vietnamese string instrument).
  • JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi’s attention to detail can be appreciated everywhere, from the tasteful soft furnishings in earthy hues of gold, chocolate and cream to the freshly-baked-on-site chocolate chip cookies to the Queen Anne Chesterfield you sit on while having your shoes shined.
  • The eighth floor is devoted to well-being. The serene spa and Vichy room are sumptuous, but the suspended pool with stunning views across Hanoi is a must-visit. Beyond the breathtaking vistas, the space also offers a vertical garden, colorful paper lanterns and rattan furnishings.
  • Cool Cats Jazz Club is a throwback to another era. Boasting sophisticated décor in cool blues and mahogany, and vintage touches that include radios, books and trumpets, the lounge easily transports you to a speakeasy in 1920s New York.
  • Seven stylish restaurants ensure that foodies are not disappointed. Choose from lakeside barbecue, Chinese, Japanese, French or the international cuisine of JW Café’s buffet — all while dining in exquisite settings.

Things to Know

  • While the Hanoi hotel is around 40 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport, a private transfer to and from the property in a BMW can be arranged for those who want to arrive in style. A complimentary airport shuttle is also on offer.
  • The hotel’s dragon shape is based on an ancient myth, in which Lac Long Quan (a dragon) and Au Co (a fairy) are believed to have created the Vietnamese people. Look for the dragon theme along Thang Long Road and in the property’s Smack-Dab bar.
  • JW Marriott Hanoi plays host to some popular local events, including a jazz festival in November, the much-celebrated Oktoberfest and a Charity Christmas Village in early December.

The Rooms

  • The Hanoi hotel is home to 450 sleek guest rooms and suites, starting at a spacious 516 square feet. All accommodations have floor-to-ceiling windows that offer gorgeous views of the city skyline.
  • Rooms echo the vibe of the hotel, with soothing earth tones and a modern design featuring rich hardwoods and warm-toned marble bathrooms.
  • Separate bathtubs in every room ensure you can properly unwind after a day exploring the Old Quarter. Sliding screen separators between the bedroom and bathroom provide the option of soaking in the city sights during your tub time.
  • Opt for an Executive-level room or spacious suite to receive access to the exclusive sixth-floor Executive Lounge, where you can enjoy complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and nightly cocktail hour.

The Restaurants

  • John Anthony Cantonese Grill & Dim Sum takes its name from the first Chinese man to be naturalized as a British citizen in 1805 and inspiration from his travels along the East-West spice routes. The Cantonese restaurant showcases modern interpretations on classics such as dim sum and roasted meats. Don’t miss the 42-day roasted Peking duck — the restaurant houses the city’s first wood-fired duck oven.
  • Open kitchens are key features of French Grill, Akira Back and international buffet restaurant JW Café, and add a distinct buzz to these eateries.
  • Japanese-Korean restaurant Akira Back is part of a global franchise backed by the renowned chef of the same name. Art by Back’s mother, a dry-aged meat cabinet and high-end sake ensure that Japanese fine-dining is a reality in Hanoi.
  • Smack-Dab is constructed from repurposed shipping containers. With its mah-jongg-tiled bar, Kings and Queens private dining rooms, and graffiti-inspired artwork, this quirky bar is an unusual yet cool inclusion in the luxury hotel’s fleet of dining destinations.

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Getting There
8 Do Duc Duc Road Me Tri Ward, South Tu Liem District Hanoi, Vietnam
HAN (40 min)