Adorned with original Vietnamese artworks throughout ranging from the master painters to the contemporaries, Apricot Hotel pays homage to the nation`s art and culture
Ms. Phuong Nam Nguyen takes the helm at five-star hotel in the capital.
Ms. Phuong Nam Nguyen has been appointed Manager of the luxurious Apricot Hotel in the heart of Hanoi.
The 48-year-old Hanoian brings a trifecta of distinguishing qualities to her new role at the five-star hotel: a wealth of experience in hospitality management and guest relations, coveted international qualifications, and an insider’s knowledge of the capital’s hospitality industry.
“I believe my professional journey from humble beginnings as a guest relations officer to reaching the pinnacle as a hotel manager in my home town, coupled with my connections to my culture and history can only enhance our culturally-enriching guest experience,” Ms. Nguyen said. “With original Vietnamese artworks adorning the entire hotel, we take our guests on an extraordinary journey through Vietnamese history and culture.”
Before the appointment Ms. Nguyen was the General Manager of the Prestige Hotel Hanoi for almost five years. Among other achievements she bolstered services, products, and sales and marketing, with a particular focus on fostering a positive work environment for all her employees.
From 1999 to 2010 she worked at Hanoi’s Sunway Hotel, starting out as an assistant to the Front Office Manager before moving up the ladder to become Front Office Manager, Room Division Manager, and then Executive Assistant Manager.
With sweeping views of iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and with the hustle and bustle of the quaint Old Quarter on its doorstep, the Apricot Hotel also houses two restaurants, a lobby lounge and cafe, a rooftop bar, a heated rooftop swimming pool, a ballroom, meeting facilities, and a spa and fitness center.
Steeped in French colonial history, the ten-story building has experienced a new lease of life since undergoing a major revamp where classical met modern design. It was formerly the Phu Gia Hotel, where the city’s movers and shakers have gathered since the 1920s.