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Saigon Novotel Completes Upgrade

The Novotel Garden Plaza Saigon has added a new 55-room wing and has remodelled public areas to better serve the needs of business travellers visiting Vietnam’s commercial centre.
The US$3 million upgrade covers the addition of the Orchid Wing with Novotel BIZ Lounge, the new Lotus Bar off the lobby, new furniture in the lobby and expanding the existing Coffee shop to handle a larger room inventory. To celebrate the opening of the new Orchid Wing at Novotel Garden Plaza Saigon, the hotel is offering a launch rate of US$69++ until 30 September, 2005.

All Superior Club Deluxe Rooms have been designed to cater to the needs of discerning business travellers. A generous workspace features a large oval shaped desk with functional support features including data ports and high-speed Internet access. The spacious bathrooms of 4 fixtures offers both a large shower cubicle and a long bath, and unlike traditional hotel bathrooms it makes generous use of a glass curtain looking out on the room giving the area a feeling of additional space. Stylish furniture and comfortable bedding complement the room’s contemporary interior design.

Novotel Garden Plaza Saigon General Manager, Lionel Moinard, said, “This is truly exciting news for our corporate guests, who are visiting Ho Chi Minh City in greater numbers than ever before.

“The renovations are in response to the increasing needs of business travellers and will allow us to continue to provide them with the comfort and service they have come to expect from Novotel Garden Plaza Saigon.

“The Novotel brand is well respected with our Asian corporate clientele in Vietnam and we expect the market response to our new Orchid Club rooms will be very positive.”


The BIZ floor concept is an executive lounge exclusive to the Novotel hotel brand. Guests staying in Superior Club Deluxe Rooms can enjoy complementary continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails in the BIZ Lounge, use of a private meeting room for up to four hours daily, health club and swimming pool privileges, express check in and check out, late check out until 4pm and one hour high speed Internet access. Novotel Garden Plaza Saigon now offers 193 rooms and suites with The Orchid Wing addition added to its inventory.