Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi’s Historic Heritage Wing Reopens

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, the epitome of luxury in the heart of the Vietnamese capital, has etched a new chapter in its illustrious 123-year history with the grand reopening of its historic Heritage Wing.

This monumental revival, following a meticulous 21-month refurbishment, breathes fresh life into the iconic hotel, blending tradition with contemporary sophistication.

A Storied Legacy Renewed: The Metropole Heritage Wing

The Metropole Heritage Wing, boasting 103 meticulously crafted guest rooms and suites, has undergone a transformative restoration.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi's Historic Heritage Wing Reopens

The 1901-established original wing, steeped in history, has been the residence of heads of state, royalty, and renowned figures across the globe. Now, after a comprehensive reconstruction, it welcomes guests with a perfect fusion of traditional charm and modern opulence.

Approximately 60% of the wooden floors in the guest rooms have been refurbished or replaced, preserving the original aesthetic. Italian marble surfaces, new bathtubs, and showers grace the enhanced bathrooms.

Luxurious hand-tufted carpets, elegant furnishings, and contemporary artwork inject vibrant colours into the bright and airy rooms, creating a timeless atmosphere.

Crafting an Elevated Experience: Room Layouts and Technological Marvels

While guest room layouts remain mostly unchanged, six pairs of connecting rooms have metamorphosed into lavish suites.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi's Historic Heritage Wing Reopens

Technological advancements include all-new IPTV, sound bars, mood lighting, and air-conditioning units, ensuring a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. The lighting system offers three modes, providing guests with a personalised experience.

The visionary touch of Singapore-based David Grace Designs International is evident in the revamped lobby and guest rooms. Managing Director Grace Soh articulates the aim as transcending mere design, crafting a timeless sanctuary of luxury and understated elegance.

The lobby, with its refurbished elements and new artisanal antique mirrored ceiling, emanates a sense of nostalgia intertwined with contemporary opulence.

A Stately Staircase and Cultural Inspirations: Navigating the Heritage Wing

The original wooden staircase, winding gracefully from the lobby to the guest room floors, stands as a testament to timeless elegance.

Preserving the bannisters and handrails from 1901, it remains a charming relic. The public areas draw inspiration from Vietnamese culture, featuring exclusively designed carpets with iconic symbols such as weaving patterns, conical hats, and vintage Indochine decor.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi's Historic Heritage Wing Reopens

The Heritage Wing houses 54 Luxury rooms, 40 Grand Luxury rooms, six Metropole suites, and three Legendary suites named after illustrious former guests: Graham Greene, Somerset Maugham, and Charlie Chaplin.

This wing, a paragon of durability, underwent major renovations in 1992 and 2004, standing as a living testament to its timeless allure.

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi's Historic Heritage Wing Reopens

The Heritage Wing’s lobby, a focal point of the refurbishment, radiates an air of nostalgia and sophistication. With a partially refurbished and restored space, it features an artisanal antique mirrored ceiling, silver leaf-gilded artwork, and new reception desks.

These elements combine to create an environment that captures the essence of refined living while embracing the charm of days gone by.

Conclusion: A Timeless Sanctuary of Luxury

As the Heritage Wing of Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi reopens its doors, it stands as a testament to the seamless transition from the past to the future.

General Manager George Koumendakos aptly describes it as offering “an even more sophisticated, elegant, and luxurious environment.”

The blend of tradition, comfort, modernism, and authenticity crafts an experience that transcends time, inviting guests to indulge in the timeless splendour of this historic masterpiece.

Salon Privé

Salon Privé Magazine is the quintessence of luxury lifestyle journalism, renowned for its sophisticated portrayal of the opulent world since its inception in 2008. As a vanguard of high-end living, the magazine serves as an exclusive portal into the realms of haute couture, fine arts, and the aristocratic lifestyle. With over a decade of expertise, Salon Privé has established itself as the definitive source for those who seek the allure of luxury and elegance. The magazine's content is crafted by a cadre of experienced journalists, each bringing a wealth of knowledge from the luxury sector. This collective expertise is reflected in the magazine's diverse coverage, which spans the latest in fashion trends, intimate glimpses into royal lives, and the coveted secrets of the affluent lifestyle. Salon Privé's commitment to quality is evident in its thoughtful collaborations with industry titans and cultural connoisseurs, ensuring that its narratives are as authoritative as they are enchanting. With accolades that include being voted the number one luxury lifestyle magazine in the UK, Salon Privé continues to be at the forefront of luxury journalism, offering its discerning readership a guide to the finest experiences the world has to offer. Whether it's the grandeur of global fashion weeks, the splendor of exclusive soirées, or the pursuit of wellness and beauty, Salon Privé Magazine remains the emblem of luxury for the elite and the aspirants alike.