Vietnam Bed Breakfast for Special Features of President Trump Hotel in Hanoi
Not only to welcome many leaders and international stars, the hotel in Hanoi is also the place where Charlie Chaplin honeymoon king in 1936.
Over 116 years of history, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi welcomes many famous guests, including many politicians during the visit to Vietnam. This place has been chosen as a place for former US President George W. Bush, former French President Francois Hollande, former Swiss President, Republic of Togo, King of Malaysia, Princess Monaco, Prince William, Prime Minister of Denmark , Australia, Japan, Singapore, Korea, France, Canada, Nigeria, Norway …
Most recently, US President Donald Trump stayed here on his first trip to Asia.
Besides, the hotel is also many world stars choose to send gold. In 1936, after the wedding ceremony in Shanghai, the jester Charlie Chaplin married his wife on Henri Rivière Avenue (now Ngo Quyen Street) and honeymoon in this hotel.
Graham Greene – the author of the popular novel “Quiet Americans” also had time off at the Metropole. The famous American director, Oliver Stone finished the work “Gentleman in the inn” here.
Other celebrity guests include Stephen Hawking, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, the legendary voice of The Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz Famous Somerset Maugham … Some rooms and dishes of the hotel are now named after the famous guests.
History – architecture
Opened in 1901, the hotel was named Grand Hotel Metropole Place. The hotel is owned by Gustave Émile Dumoutier, an education officer and Andre Ducamp, an independent French investor, is a member of the French real estate trading firm Societe Francaise Immobiliere.
According to the Wall Street Journal, many anecdotes mention that Metropole was the first in Indochina to be built to reflect the “moving image” of the area. The “Modern Indochina – Encyclopedia of Tourism and Economy” also considers this one of the most beautiful French colonial hotels in Indochina. Indochinoise newspaper also said “Grand Hotel Metropole Palace is the largest hotel in Indochina”.
During the first half of the 20th century, the hotel was the meeting place of Ha Thanh elite. There is a French restaurant with authentic Parisian style, serving great wine. In 1920, when Hanoi had no cinema, the first film titled Shen Tiger was screened at Hotel Grand Cafe of Metropole to serve tourists.
Colonialism in Vietnam collapsed, the hotel emerged as a base for journalists and diplomats to work. Renamed as the Unified Hotel in 1954, the hotel was drowned after the transition between the old and new administrations. In 1987, the hotel was restored after many negotiations with the new management. In early 1990, the name Metropole was returned to its original state.
After two years of closure, the hotel reopened in March 1992 and became one of the first foreign joint ventures in Hanoi. In 1996, Metropole was selected as a member of the world famous hotel corporation and was awarded the title of 5 star hotel in Hanoi by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.