A Hatrick for Vietnam’s Caravelle

4th Oct 2004

The Caravelle, Vietnam’s leading luxury hotel, has been awarded the accolade of “Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City” for the third year running in theÊ2003 Business Traveller Awards. The award was presented to Caravelle general manager Stephen O’Grady by Mrs. Anson Chan,GBM, CBE, JP, Vice Chairman of UNICEF and Hong Kong’s former Chief Secretary at a glitteringÊreception at the Conrad hotel in Hong Kong on September 24th 2004


“We’re absolutely delighted to receive this accolade once again,” said Mr. O’Grady. “An award of such prestige is major achievement and a tribute to theÊdedication ofÊour staff as well as the efforts of the Vietnamese government authorities who have supported our efforts in attracting premium business travellers to the city.”


The award by the prestigiousÊBusiness Traveller magazine is a result of its annual Asia Pacific reader survey, organised by NFO WorldgroupÊwhich polls thousands of business travellers throughout the region.



Ho Chi Minh City’s most prestigious and historic 5-star hotel overlooks famous Lam Son Square and the city’s Opera House. Recently refurbished, the 335-room Caravelle was voted ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ in Ho Chi Minh City by leading lifestyle & leisure magazine, The Guide, published by the Vietnam Economic Times. 


The hotel’s enigmatic Saigon-Saigon Bar with its uniquely designed open-air bar and spectacular panoramic views from the top floor of the original 10-storey colonial building was also voted Best Bar in the city.


“This historic deluxe hotel is recognised as a leader in Vietnam’s tourism and business travel - and is also the most prestigious gathering place in the city for the business community,” added Mr. O’Grady.


The Caravelle is managed by Furama Hotels & Resorts International (FHRI), Hong Kong, which also manages the five-star Furama Resort Danang, Vietnam.



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