Caravelle hotel to turn 50 in May, cut room rates by 50%
years ago, we opened and immediately set the standard as the most
memorable, most talked-about hospitality experience in Saigon,’” said
John Gardner, general manager of the hotel. “You could say the exact
same thing about this hotel today.”
May 8, the Caravelle will recognize its 50 years on the Lam Son Square
in the heart of the city with an anniversary cocktail celebration in
the hotel ballroom. Renowned wartime journalist and Pulitzer-prize
winner Peter Arnett will keynote the anniversary celebration,
accompanied by Robert Wiener, another wartime journalist.
At the same time, the hotel will mock up the Opera Room as Rue Catinat (now Dong Khoi Street) as it looked in the 1960s.
In concert, the hotel’s flagship restaurant, Reflections, has worked up a special ‘Champs-Élysées’ menu of French cuisine.
hotel bookings made in May, the hotel will cut its room rates by 50%
through 31 December 2009. The month-long discount will be in effect
only for online bookings made at hotel website www.caravellehotel.com
from May 1 to 31.
director of sales and marketing Sheena Shee said, “Fifty percent
discount off on room rates is a way for us to thank our clients for
their support and with that, they can together with us celebrate our 50
golden years anniversary.”
The Caravelle opened in 1959. It was renamed Doc Lap (independence) in 1975.
October of 1992, for further its developing, Saigontourist Holding
Company, teamed with Glynhill Investment Vietnam (a venture of Hong
Kong’s Lai Sun and Singapore’s Keck Seng) as a joint investment partner
in a new company called Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Company
that sought to revive the landmark property, renovated 135 rooms to 75
hotel made a comeback in 1998, with the refurbishment of the original
10-story, building and the complement of a 24-story tower. Today, the
Caravelle ranks as one of the country’s most prestigious hotels.