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1880 The oldest hotel in Vietnam, Hotel Continental Saigon has a colorful history that has inspired literary and film classics, with a number of high-profile guests to boot.
The property has seen numerous owners in its time, including Corsican gangster Mathier Francini who ran the hotel for 45 years until 1975. During that time, the hotel hosted several literary heroes, including Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. English novelist Graham Greene was also a long-term guest in room 214, and many scenes in his book The Quiet American feature the Hotel Continental Saigon. The hotel has also been immortalized as the central locale of the movie Indochine, winner of two Academy Awards and one Golden Globe.
When Pierre Cazeau decided to build the Hotel Continental, he did so with the intention of creating accommodation for French travelers that would be reminiscent of their homeland. The hotel’s façade therefore reflects French architecture, while its interior has an emphasis on wood and rich, subdued colors.
The hotel’s five dining outlets retain a classic look and transport diners back in time. Back to the 21st century, the hotel is also an environmentally friendly accredited hotel.
Two meeting rooms, five restaurants, three banquet spaces, a business center, spa, gymnasium, laundry service and several boutique shops.