Urban Honeymooning Across Asia
By Bart Conley
Oh so many honeymoons involve powder-white sand, palm trees, turquoise seas and that sunset — you know the one. And they’re big business for resort hotels around the world.
But the city need not play second fiddle when it comes to honeymooning. After all, there’s no place like the city for a cornucopia of eating and shopping experiences.
And what else (besides the obvious) do any of us want of a honeymoon? A tan? Forget it. Unsunned skin, in this age of basal cell carcinoma, is the new black. Or is it the new orange? Stay cityside, live longer and have more fun.
Here is the first of five city hotels that optimize the bliss when it comes to on-site splendor and off-site bling… Check back next week for the second hotel feature of this five part series.
The Reverie Saigon
Bathe together, or bathe alone – either way, your spouse gets the best seat in the house in the Reverie Saigon’s Romance Suite. For the non-bather, there’s a plush wing chair by the master Florentine craftsman, Vittorio Grifoni, positioned just so by a deep tub.
After a September 1, 2015 debut, The Reverie Saigon takes center stage in Saigon as the city’s most unapologetically opulent accommodation, and one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated new properties, according to CNN and Yahoo Travel, each of which hailed the property in top ten list of new hotel openings in 2015.
A team of Italian design houses — Colombostile, Giorgetti, Visionnaire, Poltrona Frau and Cassina — collaborated on the appointments in each of the hotel’s 289 rooms and suites. The beds are are dressed in Frette linens at 400 and 600 thread counts while marble baths come complete with amenities by Chopard in rooms and Hermès or Acqua di Parma in suites.
If you can pull yourself away from your room, and we don’t recommend that you do, you’ll be stepping outside into the cinematic heart of Saigon, a city once known as the Pearl of the Orient, and lustrous for all kinds of new reasons today.