Condé Nast Traveler, one of the world's most distinguished travel magazines, has elevated five Vietnamese hotels and resorts to top spots in its annual Readers' Choice Awards.
Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa in the central beach town of Nha Trang, Life Heritage Resort Hoi An and The Nam Hai (both in the historic town of Hoi An) took spots in the magazine's top-20 list of the Best Resorts in Asia.
The 2010 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards ranked Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa 8th, followed up by Life Heritage Resort Hoi An while The Nam Hai took the 20th position.
The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in the capital city and the Park Hyatt Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City each won top spots in the survey's top 100 hotels in Asia, listing as 31st and 42nd respectively.
While readers voted three Vietnamese resorts onto the list, they also sang praises for five Balinese and five Thai resorts, respectively.
"Both Bali and Thailand have tremendous reputations as resort destinations," said John Blanco, the new General Manager at The Nam Hai. "So for Vietnam to make this kind of impression on readers of such a distinguished travel magazine is remarkable indeed."
The Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards polled 25,916 readers who rated resorts and hotels across five categories: food/dining, location, overall design, rooms and service.