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Hilton Hotels is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia in a big way — by announcing a new Waldorf Astoria hotel in Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam.
Here’s what you need to know.
New Hotel to Open in 2025
Hilton announced on October 13, 2022, that it had signed an agreement for a Waldorf Astoria hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The hotel will be owned by the Vietnamese financial firm BRG Group and managed by Hilton. This agreement makes the Waldorf Astoria Hanoi the first in Vietnam; other Southeast Asia cities, such as Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo, have Waldorf Astoria properties.
The Waldorf Astoria Hanoi will feature nearly 200 guest rooms and suites. It will be converted from the current Hilton Hanoi Opera, which will cease operations as a Hilton property on December 1, 2022.
Additionally, the hotel will feature 4 dining options, including 2 restaurants, a rooftop bar, and the brand’s signature lounge, Peacock Alley. The hotel will also have a spa and more than 10,000 square feet of event space.
“As one of the world’s top travel spots, Vietnam has received numerous international accolades and was recently crowned as Asia’s Leading Destination,” said Nguyen Thi Nga, the chairman of BRG Group, in a statement.
“Through our partnership with Hilton, we are confident Waldorf Astoria Hanoi will play a major part in accelerating Vietnam’s image as one of Asia’s most dynamic destinations for luxury travelers, bolstering the appeal and growth of the country’s luxury tourism sector,” the statement continued.
The hotel is located a 40-minute drive from Hanoi Airport (HAN) and is slated to open in 2025. Hilton says 9 other hotels and resorts will be coming to Vietnam “in the coming years.”
There are just 2 Hilton hotels in Hanoi.
The aforementioned Hilton Opera House, which will become the Waldorf Astoria, currently costs around 38,000 Hilton Honors points per night. The other hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, which will set you back 27,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
Waldorf Astoria’s arrival will be sure to shake up the landscape of luxury points properties in Hanoi. The JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is priced competitively and costs as low as 27,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, while the Category 1 Hyatt Regency West Hanoi costs as low as 3,500 points per night on off-peak nights.
Hot Tip: Take a look at our guide to the best ways to redeem Hilton Honors points for the best value!
Points enthusiasts will have a new hotel in Southeast Asia to redeem for award nights, with the announcement of the Waldorf Astoria Hanoi. The hotel doesn’t open until 2025, so we’ll check back closer to then to learn how much award nights might cost!
Featured Image Credit: Hilton
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