InterContinental Hanoi Westlake
The city’s largest lake, known locally as Ho Tay and situated just northwest of the Hanoi Old Quarter, plays home to this whitewashed hotel whose layout mimics the form of an open lotus flower. The main building houses about half the rooms, most of the lounges and restaurants, and a bright atrium lobby whose focal point is a seven-meter crystal chandelier. A walkway, lit at night by torches, leads out to a small island that’s home to the Sunset Bar (no surprises on the name), and three pavilions with additional rooms built on the lake. Accommodations start at a generous 460 square feet and feature contemporary furnishings, marble and wood floors, stone wall accents, Vietnamese timber shutters, roomy soaking tubs, padded leather headboards, and private balconies with views of the lake or Hanoi’s skyline.
By Sanjay Surana, AFAR Contributor
Salute the Sunset At the InterContinental's Star Bar
Hanoi's peaceful side is easy to overlook given the sheer chaotic energy of the city. Nevertheless, there are numerous havens where Vietnam's capital takes on a more laid-back allure. One of these is the Sunset Bar at the InterContinental which offers an idyllic vista over West Lake. Photo by ePi.Longo/Flickr.
By Duncan Forgan, AFAR Local Expert
5 Từ Hoa Công Chúa, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam
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