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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: February 2013
Kids love to climb trees, and they love to go underground. At the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, we can’t do much to satisfy the tree climbers, but we’ve got a great new underground attraction that two intrepid kids discovered as we were discovering it.
Ever since the war ended in 1975, Martine Habib wanted to follow in the footsteps of her friend Joan Baez. It was not only because of Joan’s famous connection to Hanoi (she was here during the Christmas bombings in 1972) but because she, Martine, is French, and Vietnam still looms large in the French imagination. Shortly before her trip to Vietnam last month, Martine had lunch with Joan. “Oh my … Read More