Park Hyatt Saigon

Ho Chi Minh's urban luxe escape

Across the street from the Opera House on Lam Son Square sits Park Hyatt Saigon, a regal hotel that, despite its more youthful existence, reflects the nostalgia of Ho Chi Minh City’s French colonial history.

Originally opened in 2005 but renovated in 2015, this luxury property is a pillar of tranquil elegance set within the popular tourist area of District 1, characterized by its frenetic energy and swarms of lightning-fast motorbikes.

Those visiting on holiday will appreciate relaxing spaces to retreat from it all, like the tranquil Xuan Spa, while business travelers will marvel at the property’s laundry list of corporate amenities.

For every type of traveler though, one chord runs throughout: the hotel’s commitment to service and honoring Vietnamese tradition, which can be witnessed in everything from the locally sourced artwork adorning every room to 2 Lam Son bar’s cocktail ingredients or the dishes at two standout restaurants, Opera and Square One.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • This Ho Chi Minh City hotel is within walking distance to many popular tourist sites, like the Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, Opera House and Reunification Palace. You also can easily access the main shopping thoroughfare,Dong Khoi Street, on foot.
  • Xuan Spa, on the hotel’s third floor, presents unique treatments using carefully selected resources — like rice palm, cajuput oil and ginger flower — from the rich, bio-diverse Mekong Delta.
  • Live music fills the hotel each evening. The Park Hyatt’s resident pianist can be heard playing classical and contemporary sets most nights in the Park Lounge, while those with a more urban taste can head to 2 Lam Son bar Tuesday through Sunday for DJ sets ranging from reggae and R&B to hip-hop and electro.
  • Saturday afternoon tea is a favorite activity in Vietnam, and the Park Hyatt offers one of the best of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City. High tea in the Park Lounge includes a lavish buffet teeming with fruit tarts, scones, housemade jams and, of course, bubbly beverages ranging from Chandon Sparkling Brut to Veuve Clicquot.
  • “Luxury is personal” is a motto of the Park Hyatt, and you’ll understand why the minute you step foot into the Saigon property. The staff provides world-class service in a way that feels friendly, not exclusive.

Things to Know

  • For those with half a day to spare, the hotel’s Vietnamese cooking classes offer a hands-on way to connect with the local culture. Not only will you learn how to prepare dishes like spring rolls and snow crab salad, but you’ll also be sent on your way with a Vietnamese cookbook to use at home.
  • Enjoy local fare without leaving your room at this luxury hotel. Don’t miss ordering the Saigon Breakfast, a plentiful portion (two can share) of fresh fruits, Vietnamese coffee, juice and your choice of pho or banh mi.
  • Power naps are best taken from the pool terrace, where loungers have luxuriously thick padding to maximize comfort.

The Rooms

  • The hotel’s 245 guest rooms seamlessly marry elegant and traditional French colonial style with modern technology like mini iPads, Nespresso machines, Bose sound systems and sensor lighting
  • The property’s 23 suites not only offer a more spacious stay, but a chance to examine local art with a curated selection of antiques, oil paintings and handcrafted embroidery by established Vietnamese creatives.
  • Book a Park Deluxe Suite for direct access to the redesigned pool and lush gardens.
  • White marble bathrooms with double entrances give each room a uniquely spacious feel. Bathrooms include both walk-in rain showers and separate tubs.
  • Custom carpeting throughout the property sports a repeating bird motif, which is a nod to a Vietnamese idiom: “Where there is a good land, the birds will come and settle.”

The Restaurants

  • At the Park Hyatt’s signature restaurant, Square One, delight in a mix of both traditional Vietnamese cuisine and Western fare, all prepared in one of the eatery’s five show kitchens.
  • Alfresco dining is best accomplished at Italian restaurant Opera, which overlooks its namesake (and famous Ho Chi Minh landmark), the Opera House. Chef Matteo Fracalossi cooks up housemade pastas, gourmet pizzas and a mix of seafood and meat entrées, like a Florentine-style charcoal grilled T-bone steak and grigliata di pesce (grilled fish).
  • Reservations are recommended for both Square One and Opera, but make sure to inquire about the best seating area for your taste, as each dining room is broken into distinct sections that all offer different experiences.
  • 2 Lam Son, often referred to as “the Martini Bar,” prides itself on a selection of cocktails inspired by Vietnamese culture. Taste test a variety of libations, from martinis mixed with ingredients like betel leaves, rambutan (one of the most beloved tropical fruits in Vietnam) and lotus flower, to twists on a Negroni featuring bitter melon.
  • Score brownie points with loved ones back home by picking up gifts from the Pastry Boutique, an onsite sweets shop led by heralded pastry chef Kim Narae.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
House car
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
2 Lam Son Square, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
NeighborhoodCity Center
SGN (28 min)  
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