Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014
One of Vietnam's most storied hotels opens a new chapter this month, as Caravelle Saigon in downtown Ho Chi Minh City raises the curtain on its newly refurbished lobby and seafood buffet restaurant, Nineteen.
The first guests to see the Caravelle's spruced-up Lobby and reception area were welcomed at the hotel in late October. Together with an upscale redesign, the Lobby debuted a more interaction Concierge experience and boutique gift shop opening soon carrying a selection of fine Vietnamese handicrafts, including partnership with locally established community project organizations.
Early November, the Hotel reintroduced Restaurant Nineteen following a luxurious makeover. Glowing in a palette of reflecting golds, soft browns and cream, Nineteen, "best buffet in town" is now hosting its breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets for guests and outsiders. Especially, Sunday brunch served from 11:45am to 03:00pm will be another option for guests to spend some valuable moments relaxing with cosy atmosphere, good food and wines.
The revitalisation of Caravelle's ground-level venues is the first in a series of upgrades set to transform the historic hotel, which has occupied a prime corner of Lam Son Square since 1959.The renovation, which is Caravelle's most significant overhaul in 15 years, is targeted for completion in mid-2016. Coming next will be Cafe de l'Opera and Champagne Corner.