The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Companys L.L.C. has announced the brand’s first hotel in Saigon, marking the group’s expansion in Asia. The Ritz-Carlton, Saigon is owned by the Bitexco Group.
The 250-room hotel is located in the center of Saigon, across the Ben Thanh Square market, in a 48-storey tower. It forms part of a project called The One Ho Chi Minh City, which also includes prime office spaces, retail outlets and 350 apartments.
US architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica Architects was said to have drawn inspiration from the legendary dragon, using the towers to represent two dragons rising from the ground with their tails coiled and pearls dangling from their mouths.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 78 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe.