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HCMC Accommodation – IC Asiana Saigon

This trip was last September 2011. I’ve mentioned on my earlier posts that I’ve been busy for the last quarter of 2011. And also I can’t make an entry in one seating. I’m easily distracted by people around me. Yeah I know I’m not a multitasked person. I usually write when I’m alone. The downside of this is I tend to forget details from my past travels. This 2012 I promise to update my blog since its also me who is having a hard time collecting information and details from past travels.

Our flight left 11:00pm and arrived in Saigon (Tan Son Nhat International Airport Terminal 2) at 12:30am via Cebu Pacific Air Flight No. 5J 7511. Hired a van to the hotel since there’s nine of us. We’ll meet two of our friends there who flew from Bangkok.

We stayed at the InterContinetal Asiana Saigon. I really appreciate our company for having this employee benefit. We’re able to stay at our hotels “worldwide” on a very discounted rate,  known as “employee rate”, well how I wish it’s not only in Asia I’ll be able to experience each hotels hospitality. 🙂

InterContinental Asiana Saigon is located in the city center, near the Notre Dame Cathedral and the well-known Saigon Post Office. Famous landmarks like the Reunification Palace, City Hall and the beautiful Opera House are reachable within a few minutes. This luxury hotel offer personalised service, awaits guests in each of our 305 elegantly-appointed rooms, which includes 18 suites and a stylish Presidential Suite. Next door is the InterContinental Asiana Saigon Residences with 260 world class residential suites. Tan Son Nhat International Airport is a 35-minute drive away. (from the IHG website) 😀

We booked three standard rooms and each room has 2 queen beds. Every room features pillow-top bedding and floor-to-ceiling windows. All rooms are equipped with high speed internet access, iPod docking station and comfortable working desk.

a cable/satellite tv, below the LCD tv is the mini-fridge and minibar

work desk with lamp

comfy chair, side table, iPod docking station

hanging closet, iron and ironing board, in room safe

left side is the bathroom, right side is the closet

separate bath and shower

No door lock by the way in the bathroom so we always tend to shout to ask if someone’s inside before entering. We found it weird but maybe it has something to do with their culture.

view from our room, roofs! 😉

Comfort room on the ground floor. Funny because we didn’t notice the signage. We have to ask twice where it is.

We notice only Vinasun’s taxi park at the hotel’s drop off area. We therefore conclude that they’re the official taxi provider of the hotel. Lol. 🙂

The hotel offers free wifi at the lobby. Just asked for the password. Don’t ask me about the pool and other facilities. We’re not able to explore much of the hotel. We’re always out due to tours we’re able to book. We plainly sleep in our rooms. Eventhough that’s the case I can say that we had an enjoyable stay. We so love the comfort our bed gives. I love their soaps. Haha. I love its scent. Staffs were friendly and accommodating. Just some misunderstanding with the front desk when we check in on the extra person charge and a bit of language barrier but all was good. Thanks to some of our bosses from IHG who are based in Vietnam for extending their hands and sparing us time amidst their busy schedule. To Jessica Koh (Director of Sales and Marketing), Vy Pham Hoang Thuy (Director of Events) and Tu Vu Van Anh (Personal Assistant to Regional Manager of Vietnam and Cambodia), thank you for your hospitality. Till next time. 🙂

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