The Luxe List 2015

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The Opulent Panorama Deluxe room at The Reverie Saigon overlooks the Saigon River.

The Luxe List 2015: The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Situated on the upper floors of the 40-story Times Square tower in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, this US$600 million property is as opulent as they come. While the views are spectacular, particularly from rooms overlooking the snaking Saigon River, the Reverie’s focus is firmly on the inside. Outré decor centers on furniture from four Italian brands— Provasi Colombo Stile, Giorgetti, and Visionnaire—giving interiors the feel of a doge’s palace. Other notable pieces include the lobby’s gold-accented Baldi clock, reception desks finished in solid silver, and a scattering of Swarovski crystal prints. The initial effect is a little overwhelming, but soon you’ll start to notice subtle details: the abalone-shell accents in the ground-floor entryway, bedside lamps of delicate stained glass, textured ceilings that look like clouds. The 286 Italianate rooms are more subdued than public areas (think soothing colors, monotone padded-leather headboards), while the spa is a model of restraint, cocooning and outfitted in dark wood. Meals promise quiet precision and include fine Cantonese fare at the Royal Pavilion.

84-8/3823-6688; The Reverie Saigon; doubles from US$350

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