Three of Vietnam hotels in the list of the world’s 20 best hotels

Vietnam continues to accrue accolades for its hotels as Travel + Leisure named three to its list of ‘World’s Best Hotel Values’ in the March 2011 issue.

The Caravelle Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and the Hilton Hanoi Opera all won spots on the ‘Top 20 Hotels for Value Overall’ list in Travel + Leisure, itself one of North America’s top two highest circulating travel magazines.

Vietnam was second only to the United States in the number of hotels among the top 20.

“Value is one of the hottest travel trends of 2011,” said John Gardner, general manager of the Caravelle. “Given the recent global slump, and uncertainty over the kind of rebound the economy has actually made, we expect this trend to continue through the year.”

The winners, chosen by Travel + Leisure readers in the magazine’s World’s Best Awards Survey, each offer rooms for USD 300 a night or less.

The Caravelle and the Metropole recently won placement on Travel + Leisure’s list of the top 500 hotels in the world. The Metropole also won placement on the Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, as well as more than 20 other prestigious lists in 2010.

In the same issue of Travel + Leisure, Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa was included in a lengthy feature on the ‘Best Affordable Beach Resorts’ in the world. The Sheraton was the only Vietnam resort in this list.

The T+L honor comes on the heels of recognition of Nha Trang by, which called the city one of the 10 ‘Best Beach Destinations’ internationally in a December press release.