Hanoi and Hoi An ancient quarter in the central province of Quang Nam have been named among the top ten destinations in Asia for 2011, in an online poll conducted by Hong Kong-based travel and trade journal, Smart Travel Asia.
Hanoi was placed equal sixth with Shanghai (China) while Hoi An was rated seventh together with Rajastan (India) and Seoul (Republic of Korea) according to the poll organised by the magazine-regarded as a leading authority on the regional travel industry.
The Metropole Hanoi and The Nam Hai shared the first position in the travel magazine’s list of Top 25 Leisure Hotels and Resorts.
Last year, the Nam Hai ranked second while the Metropole was placed third.
Coming second this year was the Peninsula in Hong Kong. The Amandari Hotel and the Bulgari Resort, both on Indonesia’s island of Bali, shared third position.
In addition, the Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City took 23rd place among Asia’s top business hotels.
Apart from being named Asia’s Top Leisure Hotel and Resort, the Metropole was also placed 18th on the list of Asia’s Top 25 Business Hotels and 8th among Asia’s Top 25 Conference Hotels. The Nam Hai collected an additional award as one of Asia’s three Top Spa Hotels and Resorts.
A total of six Vietnam properties made the poll lists, including the Park Hyatt Hotel Saigon, the Furama Resort Danang, and Princess d’Annam Resort and Spa in Ke Ga Bay of Binh Thuan province.