Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas, a developer and operator of luxury hotels, resorts and spas, opened its second property in Vietnam – Anantara Hoi An Resort. Located along Vietnam’s central coast, the historic port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An is known for its colonial architecture, traditional handicrafts, art scene and café culture.
Anantara’s boutique retreat reflects Hoi An’s cultural diversity, with two and three story colonial style buildings revealing French, Dutch, Chinese and Japanese influences. Ninety-three guestrooms and suites are available, blending European and Asian styles, designed with a split level layout, each featuring an upper bedroom and bathroom, leading down to a lower lounge that opens onto a porch with day beds. The rooms have views of either a garden or the Thu Bon River.
Due to its location, the property is able to offer guests Vietnamese cooking, language, painting and lantern making classes; Thu Bon River inspirational trips; and visits to the nearby beaches of Cua Dai and An Bang, among others. Ancient cultural sites are also accessible, such as the Imperial Citadel of Hue and My Son Sanctuary, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Spa has one double and three individual treatment rooms with private bathtubs, accompanied by an outdoor pavilion for manicure and pedicure treatments, as well as foot, neck and shoulder massages. Signature treatments include the Vietnamese Four Hands Massage which is performed by two therapists in synchronization, combining Vietnamese pressure points with chopping techniques to promote deep relaxation and overall wellbeing.
There are five distinctive dining options showcased by the property. Meanwhile, the Heritage Bar has artworks depicting the town’s past.
The waterfront terrace and French interior of Riverside Café provide a daytime meeting place.
There is also a garden courtyard and an indoor venue providing settings for meetings, events and celebrations. With capacity to host up to 140 guests, the resort’s multi-purpose function room has colonial style doors and windows, an interior space that is filled with natural light, modern audio-visual equipment and balcony areas that overlook the resort’s garden and Hoi An’s historic quarter.
Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa was the first Anantara in Vietnam, which joined the brand’s portfolio in November 2011.