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Press Release19 February 2014

Pullman Saigon Centre opens in the heart of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City

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Pullman, Accor's upscale international brand, announces the opening of the Pullman Saigon Centre, its 3rd hotel in Vietnam. Pullman's expansion in Vietnam, with its resort on Bac My An's idyllic beaches and its two addresses in the country's business hubs of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), reflects the brand's "Work & Play" spirit that reconciles business and pleasure.

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A strategic location in Vietnam's economic heart

The Pullman Saigon Centre boasts a strategic location in the heart of District 1, close to Ben Thanh Market and the major tourist attractions with stunning views of the city. Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is located between the Mekong Delta and South Vietnam. It is Vietnam's largest city and economic lung, known for its vibrant cultural scene and business activity.

The 306-room Pullman Saigon Centre features a contemporary design, a wide range of technological facilities, four bars and restaurants and five meeting venues. Like the brand's two other properties, it redefines the standards of international upscale hotel living in Vietnam.

Pullman Saigon Centre offers the brand's best signature services: Welcomer, optimal connectivity with the Connectivity by Pullman concept (free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, Quadriga's Personal Media NetworkTM mobile application), the Co-Meeting offer for business event organization, the Pullman bed, a walk-in rain shower, "Vinoteca by Pullman", and "Fit and Spa Lounge by Pullman".

Patrick Basset, Senior Vice President for Accor Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Philippines comments "The hotel is designed for both business and leisure guests. For optimal comfort, maximum connectivity is available in the rooms, the meeting venues and even by the pool. With its focus on design, stylishness, comfort, technology and spaces devoted to both business and pleasure, the Pullman Saigon Centre offers the best of the Pullman experience to meet the expectations of cosmopolitan, seasoned travelers who are mobile and hyper-connected and increasing blur the lines between their professional and private lives."

Pullman Saigon Centre, stunning city views

The Pullman Saigon Centre has 306 spacious rooms, including 17 suites. These stylish, modern rooms are cocoons of tranquility and privacy designed for rest, relaxation or work.

All the room categories - Superior, Deluxe, Executive or Suite - have stunning city views, free Wi-Fi and optimal connectivity. The Personal Media NetworkTM application developed by Pullman in partnership with Quadriga offers a unified entertainment experience: after downloading and installing this application, guests can use their Smartphone to order room-service or start watching a VOD film on the room's TV, then continue to watch it on their tablet in the bar and finish watching it on their Smartphone by the pool…The Pullman bed guarantees a restful sleep and notably features memory foam pillows.

Five of the hotel's floors – the 25th to the 29th – are reserved for the Executive rooms and Suites, which have additional facilities such as an espresso machine, a BOSE SoundDock II system. The Executive Lounge on the 30th floor also offers access to exclusive services (VIP welcome, check-in and check-out, breakfast, evening cocktails, a meeting room, etc.).

Cosmopolitan gastronomy to suit every taste

In all of its hotels, the brand's "CuisinMotion by Pullman" philosophy guarantees guests a well-designed, distinctive range of around-the-clock food and beverage options for every moment of the day in a variety of environments designed to meet their needs.

The Pullman Saigon Centre's bars and restaurants offer guests a unique culinary experience in surroundings that are perfect venues for meeting and socializing.

Its restaurant, Food Connexion, serves a sumptuous buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an international and locally-inspired menu. With "Vinoteca by Pullman", guests can accompany their meals with wines served by the glass and chosen with the assistance of a sommelier from a large selection of international vintages and local wines.

"Open Kitchen" allows customers to watch their meals being prepared and appreciate the chef's expertise. The hotel's restaurant, Cobalt, is an urban loft with an indoor dining area and an outdoor terrace as well as a unique panoramic view of Saigon. The restaurant offers the brand's "Tapastry by Pullman" tapas concept, as well as a menu featuring a delectable selection of dishes and cocktails.

Guests can also enjoy the hotel's two bars. Urbane Lounge features an intimate, relaxing setting that is perfect for business meetings or for a little peace and quiet.

The Pool Bar offers refreshments and sweet dishes as well as delicious cocktails created by the hotel's bartender.

The Pullman Saigon Centre, the place to meet

The hotel provides the Pullman "Co-Meeting" offer for the organization of events with a team of dedicated experts. The 700m2 modular main meeting room allows a wide range of options for the organization of business events. It is equipped with latest generation technologies, flat LCD screens, a teleconference service and high speed internet connection. A committed team comprising an IT Solutions Manager and an Event Manager provides a personalized service to ensure that every step of each event is completed perfectly.

For private ceremonies, the hotel ballroom is the perfect venue for any kind of event: concerts, exhibitions, weddings, etc. It is bathed in natural light and the various rooms can cater for up to 120 people. Guests can also relax in the hotel's Chill Out space during meeting breaks or after events.

Fit and Spa Lounge: well-being and relaxation

The Pullman Saigon Centre's Fit and Spa Lounge allows guests to stay fit and feel good throughout their stay, with a focus on physical exercise at the Fit Lounge, open 24/7, and regeneration and relaxation at the Spa Lounge.

The hotel invites every guest to enjoy a moment of relaxation and well-being at the sauna and jacuzzi. Its facilities also include an outdoor solarium and a kid pool.

At the Fit Lounge, guests can stay in shape with weight-lifting, cardio-training and floor exercises using latest-generation equipment.

The Spa Lounge offers tailored wellness treatments for men and women. The treatments are designed to suit each moment of the day and are of varying durations in order to meet guests' needs: a gentle wake-up at dawn, regeneration treatment during the day-time, indulgent pampering at tea-time and treatment that ensures sweet dreams in the evening.

 

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