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"This French Colonial-style monument near the opera house comprises the historic Metropole Wing (dating to 1901) and the neoclassical Opera Wing (completed in 2008). A tour of the 364-room hotel’s preserved bomb shelter – constructed during the Vietnam War – is a must.”
— Robb Report, May 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.