The MÃ¶venpick Hotel Saigon has reopened after a five-month hiatus during which it went a US$15 million overhaul.
The hotel's Board of Directors held a press conference at the hotel on Nguyen Van Troi Street in Ho Chi Minh City's Phu Nhuan District on Thursday, September 16, to mark the reopening.
Knuth Kiefer, General Manager of MÃ¶venpick Hotels & Resorts, Vietnam, told the conference that they had soft-opened the hotel on August 1st.
He said that the renovation covered all areas of the hotel and resulted in a complete transformation of its appearance.
"It was important for us and our owner companies to ensure that the hotel will not only become a leading hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, - but also unique."
According to Knuth Kiefer, new space allocations and the creation of new restaurant concepts has resulted in a hotel unique not just in appearance, but also in the products and services it has to offer.
"In the 5 months leading up to the opening of the hotel, we organized over 160 training classes for our employees in order to meet the expectations of our customers and to be in line with the modern new look of the hotel," Knuth Kiefer said.
Andreas MattmÃ¼ller, Chief Operating Officer for all MÃ¶venpick Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East & Asia, said they aim to expand business in Vietnam by building resorts in at least five key spots, including Nha Trang, Da Lat and Hoi An.