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Apricot Hotel Marks Opening With Art Tribute

HANOI, VIETNAM—The Apricot Hotel, a new 123-room property, is scheduled to open on Dec. 14 and, to mark the occasion, works by Vietnamese artists will line the hotel’s lobby and corridors.

The hotel’s five categories of art-inspired rooms and suites are aptly named Sketch, Canvas, Studio, Gallery and Masterpiece, tracing the evolution of an artwork from inception to reception. A rooftop terrace bar overlooking the lake and Hanoi’s skyline; a multi-level basement theatre featuring a stage that hovers between two floors and a fine dining restaurant are among the new venues offered at the luxury hotel.

Beyond the Genesis exhibition and the hotel’s permanent collection of paintings, sculptures, watercolors and sketches, there will be a gala dinner and stage show in the Avanti ballroom. With a pneumatic stage that moves between floors, a floating DJ station and movable LED background wall, the Avanti is available to host weddings, live performances and private parties for up to 300 guests.

Featuring a white French colonial facade and neo-classical interior, the hotel also provides a heated rooftop pool; L’Artiste restaurant with an open-style kitchen; A’Telier lobby lounge and a ninth-floor library lounge with artworks and a curated collection of books. In addition, the hotel’s fitness center offers floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the lake. The onsite spa provides facials and wellness packages.

“We’re a place to stay, but we’re an incredible journey a well—through the history of Vietnamese art and culture,” said Phuong Nam Nguyen, hotel representative. “Our guests are bound to leave the city with a deeper appreciation of the Vietnamese art scene, from the country’s master painters to contemporary phenomenons.”