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Azerai La Residence, Hue among Time's 'World's 100 Greatest Places'

Released at: 16:23, 28/08/2019

Azerai La Residence, Hue among Time's 'World's 100 Greatest Places'

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Boutique hotel in former imperial capital wins place on this year's Time magazine list.

by Doanh Doanh

Azerai La Residence, Hue has been named one of the “World’s 100 Greatest Places” in 2019 by Time magazine. The recognition by one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines places Azerai La Residence, Hue, alongside 43 other “Places to Stay”. The 56 destinations on Time’s list include “Places to Visit” and “Places to Eat & Drink”.

Azerai La Residence, Hue, is a historic 122-room boutique hotel in the former imperial capital of Vietnam, the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha.

“Hue is a city steeped in history, and Azerai La Residence, Hue has one of the best views in town: it sits across from the famed 19th century citadel where Vietnam’s last imperial family once ruled,” Time wrote. “Within the citadel, guests can visit emperors’ tombs, ornate pagodas, and other remnants of the Imperial City.”

“Afterward, they can head to the hotel’s saltwater swimming pool and lush lawn, both of which overlook the Perfume River, which gets its name from the scented flowers that fall into the water courtesy of nearby orchards.”

The annual list, taken from editor and expert nominations around the world, recognizes 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends, and offering guests an experience unlike any other, Time said in announcing the list, which was published online and will be in the print edition on September 2. In Vietnam, the only two properties on the “World’s 100 Greatest Places” list for 2019 are Azerai La Residence, Hue (To Stay List) and VAC Library (To Visit List).

“From the moment guests arrive at our hotel they are fully immersed in the culture and history that surrounds them, along with a distinctive and special beauty and attentive personal service,” said Mr. Phan Trong Minh, General Manager of Azerai La Residence, Hue. “To be included on Time’s exclusive list further cements our reputation as one of Asia’s most distinguished hotels.”

Azerai La Residence, Hue has been a regular presence in many of the hotel industry’s most coveted honors and awards, having placed among the top 20 hotels in Asia and Southeast Asia for four years straight in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. It has also featured prominently on Travel + Leisure’s “Best Hotels in the World”.

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