Dining and Drinking at the Bay Hotel
The 251-room boutique business hotel is a sister property of Bay Hotel Singapore and strives to impress business travellers with impeccable service and urban comfort at the centre of the buzz in Southeast Asia’s fastest growing city. Featuring five styles of rooms including exquisite designer suites and the popular deluxe river-view rooms, guests are welcome to cocoon themselves in bed while indulging in Netflix and a famed daily-replenishing mini-bar that comes complimentary as part of any stay at the Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh. Bay Hotel’s 24-hour room-service, gym and rooftop pool assure that valued guests never go famished or bored even during the wee hours of the night.
Singaporean Flavours at CHIC Restaurant
Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh’s restaurant, CHIC Asian Flavours, brings the best of Southeast Asian cuisine to guests with unforgettable culinary favourites in a cosy and contemporary timber setting. At CHIC Asian Flavours, Singapore’s celebrated laksa, a rich, fragrant and flavourful coconut and shrimp-based curry rice vermicelli noodle soup, receives a stunning makeover and is served with deep-fried soft-shell crab and topped with Pacific clams. CHIC’s Indonesian beef rendang is a match made in heaven with jasmine rice, while the Malaysian-style mee goreng fried noodles served with fresh king prawn is spicy and smoky. The stir-fried baby squid with salted egg yolk brings a sinful but irresistibly tasty Singaporean-style stir-fry within fork’s reach, while patrons of lighter Vietnamese flavours are not forgotten with CHIC’s popular beef ball and striploin pho. The restaurant also offers an attractive VND99.000++ lunch special that comes with a free-flow salad-and-non-alcoholic drinks bar.
CHIC Asian Flavours serves buffet breakfast with a Singaporean-style spread that includes international cuisine for hotel and walk-in guests from 6 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and is open for a la carte lunch and dinner from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Propeller Rooftop Restaurant & Bar
Propeller is a casual lounge venue at the top of the hotel offering a stunning 270° view of Ho Chi Minh City’s meandering Saigon river and the fast-developing Thu Thiem area in District 2 dotted with new and modern skyscrapers. Propeller’s bay mojito steals the limelight. A creation concocted from gold rum, berries, lime juice, mint leaves and 7 Up, it is a tangy treat, perfect for Saigon’s perpetual summer. Guests looking for a kickstart to an exciting social night may also opt for the fusion liquor where vodka, triple sec, passionfruit and tropical juices are made into an alcoholic treat destined for unforgettable nights with good company.
No splendid night out is complete without tasty grub. Propeller’s food menu features items such as Australian ribeye steak, Asian-inspired tapas including wok-fried luc lac “shaking” beef, and an indulgent seafood combo plate filled with fish, shrimp and Singaporean-style satay squid.
Be sure to catch Propeller’s daily 6 p.m.-8 p.m. happy hour promotion featuring one-for-one cocktails. Ladies receive 20% off every Wednesday (Ladies’ Night). Open between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. daily, the bar is available as a private-event venue for up to 60 pax.
The Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh has splendid options for food and drink. Head to CHIC if Southeast Asian and Singaporean cuisine is your thing, or to the Propeller Bar for a perfect after-work venue.