SAIGON CHIC

Hong Kong Tatler - - Great Escapes -

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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