BENSLEY-DESIGNED CAPELLA HANOI TO OPEN THIS DECEMBER

Hot on the heels of Capella’s Bangkok debut, the luxury hotel group has announced the December opening of its Hanoi property—a 47-room boutique hotel designed by the illustrious Bill Bensley, the man behind the stunning Capella Ubud in Bali. Located on an idyllic boulevard along Hoàn Kiếm Lake just steps away from Hanoi Opera House, the hotel celebrates the art form’s heyday by paying homage to the era’s artists, singers, composers, stage, and costume designers.

Credits: Capella Hanoi

Opening this December, the hotel is envisioned to be a petite auberge (small hostel) during the halcyon days of opera from back in the 1920’s. Expect to step into a spellbinding space furnished with over a thousand pieces of operatic memorabilia and portraitures by Sicily-based artist Kate Spencer, each one revealing tales of the mischievous opera society. Look closely and you might spot set designed, opera costumes, and vintage tableware.

Even the signature restaurant is playfully named Backstage, while the art-décor salon is called Diva’s Lounge. The former serves Vietnamese and international cuisine, while the later is an intimate bar offering 1920’s cocktails and Vietnamese-inspired tapas.

Credits: Capella Hanoi

Brought to life in partnership with Vietnam’s Sun Hospitality Group, the hotel is designed to highlight Hanoi’s storied architecture and fascinating history. Guests can easily explore the neighbourhoods historic landmarks including the “Temple of the Jade Mound” and the French Quarter. A Cappella Culturist will also host the Capella Curates programme, which offers a glimpse into the soul of Hanoi through local activities and tours.

Other amenities to look forward to include the Auriga spa, which features treatments following a celestial rhythm based on lunar phases, as well as an indoor pool meant to resemble a haven for opera singers to rest their voice.

More information here.

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