La Residence Hue Emerges as Favorite in 2011 Conde Nast Awards

Press release from: Appletree Asia – Hospitality Division rn rnrn(openPR) – On the eve of its sixth anniversary, travelers have thrown their votes behind La Residence Hotel and Spa in Hue to win the art-deco property its first appearance as one of Asia’s top 20 resorts in the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011.rnrnLa Residence’s debut in the Conde Nast Readers’ Choice Awards, considered one of the most definitive rankings in the hospitality industry, saw the resort claim the 20th spot among an elite line-up including three Four Seasons Resorts and one Aman resort. rnrnOne of four resorts from Vietnam to make Conde Nast’s top 20 list for Asia, La Residence had previously been called out by experts at the magazine for its faithful Indochine atmosphere and all-Vietnamese spa staff.rnrn rnrnrn “Few guests leave our doors without feeling a special connection to La Residence,” said Anthony Gill, general manager at the hotel. “It was just a matter of time before travelers caught on to what we and the experts have known about the hotel since the start; that it’s absolutely one of a kind in Asia.”rn In August of this year, La Residence joined the elite MGallery Collection – a collection of memorable and unique hotels by Accor.rnrnAfter winning a spot on the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2007 and the Conde Nast Spa Hot List 2007, in 2009 La Residence again drew attention when it was listed as a Grand Winner in the Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report 2009.rnrnBuilt in 1930 as part of the French colonial governor’s residence, the hotel’s win at the 2011 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards follows on the heels of an extensive refurbishment completed at the close of 2010. rnrn The Readers’ Choice Awards polled more than 8 million votes from 28,876 readers worldwide, who rated properties across six categories: activities/facilities, food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service. Only candidates that received a required minimum number of responses were deemed eligible for an award, according to Conde Nast.rnrnABOUT LA RESIDENCErnrnSet on a two-hectare site with 200 meters of frontage on the fabled Perfume River, La Residence celebrated its grand opening in December 2005 after a painstaking restoration of the former colonial governor’s residence. The hotel’s distinctive bowed façade, its long horizontal lines and nautical flourishes are hallmarks of the streamline moderne school of art deco architecture.rnrn The hotel’s 122 rooms and suites, restaurants, lounges, bars and conference room are tricked out in complementary art-deco furnishings and décor that evoke both the 1920s and 1950s. The hotel’s fine-dining venue, Le Parfum, serves Mediterranean and French cuisine, as well as dishes from a complementary Vietnamese menu.rnrn The conference facilities, including board rooms, can accommodate 140 guests. The hotel provides complimentary WiFi Internet access in the ground floor lounges and in Le Gouverneur itself.rnrnLa Résidence Hôtel & Sparn 5 Le Loi Street – Hue City, Vietnam rnwww.la-residence-hue.comrn Tel: (84) 054 3837 475 rn Fax: (84) 054 3837 476 rn E-mail: resa@la-residence-hue.com

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