Four local hotels land on Condé Nast Traveler List
Update: Oct 27, 2016
Four hotels in Viet Nam won coveted spots in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, with the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi and the Park Hyatt Saigon being placed in the top three on a list of the “Top Hotels in Southern Asia.”

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa

La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa - MGallery by Sofitel earns No. 15 on the same list in its third appearance, besting the likes of big-name hotels like the Fullerton Bay and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, and coming within just a few beats of the Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok. Villa Song made its first appearance on the list.

Announced in New York on October 18, Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual compendium came together after a dramatic restructuring of the voting process. Though still reader-driven, Condé Nast took charge of its own survey this year after outsourcing the tabulation to an independent research firm in years past.

Between April 1 and July 1, more than 300,000 readers voted in this year’s competition, up from 128,000 last year. Another significant change is with the voting demographic. Last year, the median age of the Readers’ Choice Awards voters was in the late 60s compared to this year’s late 40s.

The Readers’ Choice Awards and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards are widely considered the two most important to hotels worldwide.