‘Long-awaited’ renovation kicks off at historic Caravelle Saigon

New room design at Caravelle Saigon

A heritage icon in Ho Chi Minh City, Caravelle Saigon, is undergoing an extensive renovation.

All 303 rooms in the hotel’s Opera Wing, together with its ballrooms, meeting rooms and function areas, will be refreshed over the coming months.

New room design at Caravelle Saigon

According to a statement from the hotel, guestrooms will be “significantly upgraded” and refurbished with expanded bathrooms, as well as plush interiors.

The first of the redesigned spaces is scheduled to be unveiled in the first quarter of 2019, and dining outlets and Heritage Wing suites will remain open in the meantime.

A previous major enhancement on the property was in 1998, when a 24-storey tower was built to complement the original 10-storey building and accommodate more guests.

Caravelle Saigon, a WorldHotels’s affiliate hotel, holds decades of history, having once housed the Australian Embassy, the New Zealand Embassy, and the Saigon bureaus of NBC, ABC and CBS during the 1960s, which made it a notable communications hub in the Vietnam war.

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