Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers Lounge: Not Just for Tourists
Ho Chi Minh City has a legendarily cosmopolitan character, with influences on its culture pulling from every corner of the globe. For hundreds of years, travellers and traders have embraced the city (formerly ‘Saigon’) making it the most worldly city in the Southeast Asian country of Vietnam.
The Lounge at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers is a perfect representation of this marriage of Saigonese style and contemporary detail.
Luxe Lighting for a Laid-Back Vibe
Open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., The Lounge is a warm and relaxing space that straddles the delicate balance of being upscale, yet also easygoing. Visitors to The Lounge at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers can enjoy first-class food, beverages and service in an atmosphere that’s stylish without pretension.
Upon entering The Lounge, one can instantly feel a sense of calm from the muted, sunset tones in the sleekly lit space. The illumination adjusts to the brightness outside the hotel so that the lighting is consistently warm throughout the day. This lighting along with the “salon”-style set-up of the couches and comfortable seating help set a tranquil tone for meetings and engagements any time of day at The Lounge.
In addition, the central location of Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers makes The Lounge a perfect place for people who work or live in the area to visit during their lunch hour or for after-work gatherings.
A Well-stocked Bar and Live Music
Guests with refined tastes will feel right at home at The Lounge bar, while they enjoy spirits from an expansive menu. Whisky aficionados will be thrilled to have their choice of over a dozen high-end selections, available by the bottle or the glass.
The drink menu also contains a fair amount of signature drinks and popular cocktail classics, along with a decent selection of beers, bottled and on-tap, imported as well as locally brewed, from the top craft breweries in Ho Chi Minh City.
Visitors coming to The Lounge in the late afternoon will be greeted by the sounds of the Sheraton’s Bamboo Band, a small collective of local musicians using đàn tranh string instruments toplay traditional Vietnamese folk music. Every evening, local jazz ensemble Metronome entertains Lounge guests with the sounds of classic jazz standards that smoothly reverberate through the air. The music creates a classically elegant, yet distinctly Vietnamese atmosphere.
International Offerings for Every Craving
The offerings at The Lounge are culinary representations of the international facet of Saigon. The menu is a veritable best-of, featuring the most-enjoyed courses from a diverse selection of countries around the world.
Want a taste of Malaysia? Enjoy The Lounge’s delectable version of the classic Malaysian dish char kway teow. Or take your senses to South Korea with some bi bim bap. Western visitors can also find a long list of comfort foods from their home countries, which features a strong selection of sandwiches and burgers and even a range of pizzas, all made in the St. Louis, thin-crust style.
Considering the fact that it’s located in a 5-star hotel, The Lounge’s menu has surprisingly affordable offerings. Most notably are The Lounge’s Vietnamese homestyle dishes. The chef has recreated some of the most popular foods in Vietnam and is serving them up with a 5-star twist. Try the banh mi, the pho, or the shaking beef to see what street food can taste like created by the hands of a 5-star chef.
For those of you with a sweet tooth, right now The Lounge is offering a “Sweet Deal”! When you order a main course, for only VND100,000 extra you can indulge in one of their delectable homemade desserts and a freshly brewed coffee or tea and you can take advantage of this deal throughout the day.
This local mainstay is sure to become a favourite hangout for anyone—locals, expats and tourists alike—looking for a classy haunt and refuge from the chaos of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City.
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