Ho Chi Minh City The bustling Vietnamese city has become known for its energy and creativity—whether in hole-in-thewall art spaces or in the neverending flow of Vespas lining the streets. There’s also a decidedly luxe side to the city if you know where to look.
Opening early next year, The Reverie Saigon (pictured below) is located in the 39-storey Times Square building in the city centre. With 286 suites, the hotel also features Cantonese and Italian restaurants, a 13,000-squarefoot spa and fitness centre, and a helipad. Another highlight is a bar counter that’s as long as a city block. thereveriesaigon.com
Designer Christina Yu’s quirky and colourful handbags have gained a widespread global following. Eyecatching boutique Ipa-nima stocks all her latest designs alongside Hanoi designer Ha Truong’s eclectic clothing brand, Mirrormirror. ipa-nima.com
Perched atop Bitexco Financial Tower is 52nd-floor rooftop spot Heli Bar. Listen to tunes by international DJS while taking in sweeping bird’s-eye views of the city and sipping one of the bar’s unique cocktails. eon51.com
Spa and retreat L’apothiquaire’s flagship branch is in a centuryold French colonial building with charming decor and antique wooden furnishings. Enjoy massages, facials and body treatments—some of the packages even include a threecourse meal. lapothiquaire.com