Pullman redefines local hospitality

14:00 | 09/08/2018
Pullman Saigon Centre in Ho Chi Minh City is the upscale brand’s flagship hotel in Southeast Asia, perfectly capturing the essence of hospitality for today’s upscale “bleisure” traveller. Duc Hanh reports.
pullman redefines local hospitality

The Pullman Saigon Centre is located in District 1

For more information about Pullman Saigon Centre,
visit http://www.pullman-saigon-centre.com

Pullman, Accor’s upscale brand, made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City with the opening of Pullman Saigon Centre in the heart of the city in September 2013. The first Pullman property in Ho Chi Minh City and the third in Vietnam, this lifestyle hotel is located in District 1, near the bustling Ben Thanh market, Saigon’s most famous local market.

“The Pullman brand is defined by its exceptional clientele – lifestyle-oriented, well travelled, and cosmopolitan,” said Patrick Basset, senior vice president of Accor Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines. “It was my sincere pleasure to introduce the brand new Pullman Saigon Centre to the market in Ho Chi Minh City. The hotel is Pullman’s latest flagship in Southeast Asia and redefines the hospitality landscape in the city; we expect the hotel will exceed the expectations of the growing demand for upscale accommodations in Ho Chi Minh City.”

The hotel reflects the brand’s cosmopolitan, vibrant, and modern identity, perfectly capturing the essence of hospitality for today’s upscale business and leisure – or “bleisure” – travellers.

Tony Chisholm, the hotel’s general manager, said, “Pullman Saigon Centre brings a new concept of hospitality to Ho Chi Minh City. With the latest technology and contemporary designed products, this hotel appeals to business and leisure travellers alike.”

The five-star hotel has 306 spacious guestrooms, including 17 opulently appointed suites, all of which offer guests an intimate space ideal for resting, relaxing, and working. The rooms range in size from 34 to 160 square metres and are outfitted with urban contemporary décor.

The stylish furniture and amenities provide comfort and functionality for all types of travellers, featuring Pullman signature beds, separate rain showers, cutting-edge designed bathtubs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet, coffee- and tea-making facilities, a 40-inch flat LED screen IPTVwith international channels, and multi-function panels that can integrate the room’s entertainment system with guests’ own devices. The highlights of the rooms are the floor-to-ceiling windows that offer spectacular views of the city’s skyline.

The Executive Rooms and Suites are also fitted with an espresso machine, iron, and in-room fitness gear. Guests will enjoy a unique experience in these cozy and private rooms, located on the 25th-29th floors, along with access to the Executive Lounge on the 30th floor, which offers exclusive express check-in and check-out, complimentary breakfast and all-day coffee, tea, and soft drinks, free usage of the boardroom, computer station and business services, and evening cocktails. Besides enjoying the Executive Suite’s exclusive benefits, guests staying in the Pullman Signature Suite will get to indulge themselves in a private whirlpool bathtub. This sophisticated suite is perfect for honeymooners and those who enjoy the allure of an exclusive, upscale lifestyle.

“Today’s travellers have blurred the lines between their professional and private lives, and the need to stay connected is now stronger than ever,” said Chisholm. “Our Connectivity Lounge has therefore been designed to offer guests a high-speed digital experience, from its boardroom to pool deck, with free high-speed Wi-Fi internet throughout.”

Cosmopolitan gastronomy for every taste bud

Pullman Saigon Centre’s restaurants and bars offer guests a unique culinary experience of international and local cuisines.

Food ConneXion Restaurant serves a sumptuous international buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. With a show kitchen concept and well designed ambience, the hotel’s expert culinary team offers the best gastronomy, blending the best of the East and the West. There are three spacious private dining rooms available for guests seeking a private dining experience.

Mad Cow Wine and Grill combines the feel of an edgy grill with the casual tone of an urban wine bar to create a stylish, laid-back atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a delicious meal on the 30th floor of the award-winning five-star hotel and look out over vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Mad Cow’s expert culinary team brings each cut of meat to flavourful perfection on our handmade charcoal grill.

Aside from grilled delights, they offer delicious tapas – sourced locally and created fresh every day. The Mad Cow signature dishes are grass-fed Angus beef tartar served tableside, lamb gnocchi, BBQ whole seabass, Black Angus beef rib, and the signature Mad Beef Burger.

The Urbane Lounge provides an intimate and relaxing atmosphere ideal for private meetings or for guests to enjoy a drink in a pleasurable environment.

Pop-Up Burger Bar at Urbane Lounge is designed as a lifestyle food concept and link to the Bui Vien backpacker area. Diners will have the chance to choose black buns or regular buns, mixing with their favorite choice of meat. The black buns contain bamboo charcoal and will be combined with various special burgers to bring diners a unique experience and revolutionise the city’s burger scene.

The Swimming Pool Bar treats guests with pleasant refreshments and snacks together with cool cocktails conjured by the bar’s talented mixologists.

Best place to meet in Saigon

Pullman Saigon Centre offers the brand’s signature co-meeting concept of comfort, commitment, connectivity, and cohesion. The meeting spaces and facilities at Pullman Saigon Centre are impeccable, with a 700sq.m pillar-less function room catering to a wide spectrum of corporate and social events. The room is equipped with the latest technologies – widescreen LCD TVs, teleconference services, and complimentary internet connectivity – and a dedicated IT solutions manager and event manager ensure that each function is perfectly executed. The ballroom can cater for all kinds of events, including concerts, exhibitions, and weddings. The five natural daylight meeting rooms can also accommodate delegates from small to large groups up to 120 guests. The hotel offers a chill-out space where guests can relax during innovative breaks and unwind after events.

Options to indulge and relax

Pullman Saigon Centre invites guests to keep fit around the clock with the hotel’s 24-hour Fit Lounge, offering cardiovascular training, kinesis, weightlifting, and floor exercises in a user-friendly environment with the latest equipment. A jacuzzi and a sauna are also available to help guests unwind. The Thann Spa offers relaxation and regeneration with a range of targeted treatments of varying durations, adapted to the needs of both men and women. The hotel also features a large solarium outdoor swimming pool with a separate kids’ pool.

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