THE WORLD’S MOST OPULENT HOTEL
In Vietnam’s most buzzing city, Ho Chi Minh, a businessman dreamt of building a new luxury hotel from scratch, which he considered would only be possible with the help of Italian craftsmanship. The result? The Reverie Saigon, a stunning clash of cultures with 286 rooms and 89 suites. The list of collaborators on this project reads like a who’s who of Italian design. Suites have been created by Giorgetti, Cassina and Visionnaire, and 12 kilometres of Rubelli fabrics and wallcoverings have been used in the decoration. Vast monoliths of Bolivian blue marble hold up doorways (above) and, to prevent style from overwhelming substance, a feng shui master was called in to perfectly map out the space. From £270 per night (thereveriesaigon.com).