A Night at the Opera in Vietnam

Views in Ho Chi Minh City don’t get much better than from the Caravelle Hotel’s Opera Suite, and guests hoping to see it for themselves and to enjoy a night at the opera house will find the hotel’s latest deal hits the high notes.

Designed by Ferret Eugene in 1897, the 800-seat Saigon Opera House was designed to replicate the Third Republic styling of Paris’ Petit Palais, which was built in the same year. Partially destroyed by Allied bombings in 1945, the façade was restored in 1998 in time for the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the founding of the city.

The three-night stay includes accommodation in the 119-meter suite, overlooking Lam Son Square and the Saigon Opera House, where guests will see a performance of the Hon Viet, where the audience experiences hundreds of years of Vietnamese history distilled into one hour—from the (unsuccessful) rebellion of the Trung Sisters to the everyday lives of the country’s street vendors.

In addition, the rate includes dinner at the Caravelle’s white linen restaurant Reflections and a 150-minute treat for two at the hotel’s Kara Salon & Spa. Complimentary cocktails and canapés are served throughout the stay on the 9th-floor Signature Lounge.

Daily breakfast buffets, taxes, and service charges are included in the offer, priced at USD 2,237. Running from January until May 2013, ‘Opera Nights’ is available for three-night stays covering the 14th or 23rd of each month (to coincide with the performance of the Hon Viet).

19-23 Lam Son Square, District 1; 84-8/3823-4999.

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