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"I love any majestic old colonial hotel in Asia or Africa left behind by the French or the Brits — the Metropole in Hanoi… If Graham Green stayed there, chances are I’ll like it.”
— Anthony Bourdain, Men’s Journal, Oct. 2015
Monthly Archives: September 2011
In early August, workers at the Metropole in Hanoi broke through layers of reinforced concrete, opening a hole into a warren of corridors and rooms that sheltered hotel guests during the war. Here’s the hotel’s general manager, Kai Speth, as he takes a first look at these remarkable subterranean chambers.