The five-star Sofitel Plaza Hanoi on West Lake reopened after finishing three stages of renovations, with the unveiling marking the hotel’s most significant overhaul since its grand opening in 2001.
Hanoi’s two Sofitel properties are the only five-star hotels in the city that have undergone a thorough refitting of their facilities within the past three years. The Sofitel Plaza Hanoi redesign was helmed by architect Victor Loh of Singaporean firm DP Design.
Upgrades throughout the 317-room property include a full renewal of the hotel’s Plaza Ballroom, luxury accommodation and business facilities, as well as inside-out makeovers of its flagship Chinese restaurant and rooftop bar. The hotel’s Luxury Club Rooms were remodeled to evoke a more spacious setting with transparent bathroom doors, a lattice wood divider and built-in cabinet; while all-glass windows deliver views of the capital.
Minibars, a built-in connectivity hub, a 37-inch LCD flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access make up the room’s technological upgrades.
Those staying in the hotel’s Luxury Club Rooms on the 15th to 18th floors have access to the privileges of the Club Sofitel. The hotel transformed its 17th floor business and social venue with new furnishings and tropical touches, and installed two new iMacs.
Perched 20 floors above the city is the Summit Lounge, reimagined as a bar. The lounge features an all-new outdoor wooden deck, and an indoor lounge area with wrap-around glass walls. Completely redone with an illuminated arched ceiling, sofas, a lengthy bar and dedicated DJ booth.
On the second floor facing Pho Duc Chinh, the Zen-inspired business center was rebuilt in a new location connecting the Plaza Ballroom to the Hoi An Room, one of the hotel’s nine meeting venues. The hotel’s 4,520 square-foot ballroom was redecorated with leather-covered walls, a new carpet and chandeliers.
On the ground floor, an all-new space, the Library, holds a six-person board table, sofa setting and 50-inch TV.