Capella Hanoi opens its doors, reviving the vibrant spirit of the roaring 1920s in the capital’s old quarter

The highly-anticipated Bill Bensley-designed hotel invites travellers to relive the era of the Grand Opera while discovering the authentic essence of life in Hanoi’s historic Hoan Kiem district.

Capella Hanoi has officially opened its doors, ushering in a new era of art and elegance in the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant capital city. Located just steps away from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, this beautiful boutique hotel has been dreamt up as a “petite auberge” – a rendezvous spot for the greatest opera singers, composers and artists of a glamorous bygone age.

Nestled in the French-influenced Old Quarter, close to Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounded by eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and markets, Capella Hanoi was designed by Bill Bensley, the highly-acclaimed architect behind Capella Ubud, Bali, the “No.1 Hotel in the World” in 2020.

Richly furnished, Capella Hanoi’s 47 rooms and suites celebrate opera’s greatest costume designers and artists

The 47 themed rooms and suites at Capella Hanoi (ranging from a generous 35 sqm to an expansive 194 sqm) are individually styled with original operatic artefacts and custom portraiture art by prolific artist Kate Spencer, and equipped with bespoke services and state-of-the-art amenities. Crowning the hotel, four Opera Suites open out onto spacious alfresco terraces with views of the tree-lined avenues below.


Guests can raise a glass to opera’s leading ladies at Diva’s Lounge, which specialises in creative cocktails and Vietnamese-inspired tapas

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Backstage, presents a dramatic backdrop of theatrical costumes and vintage tableware, as talented chefs craft exceptional cuisine, including vegan dishes and northern Vietnamese-inspired specialties that fuse locally-sourced produce and contemporary cooking techniques. Diva’s Lounge meanwhile, pays tribute to the leading ladies of the 1920s with bohemian cocktails and Opera Punches, accompanied by Diva’s Bar bites.

Serving as the social heart of the hotel, The Living Room offers a collection of Comoedia Illustré and a programme of Capella Moments. Every day of the week, guests can discover the essence of northern Vietnam with expert-led classes in bamboo paper fan making, Vietnamese coffee cupping, Sarah Bernhardt’s cookie making and the chance to sample Vietnamese rum. A local team of Capella Culturists will be on hand to help guests uncover the city’s heritage through a series of Capella Curates experiences, such as Lacquer Your Life, which offers the opportunity to learn Vietnamese lacquer painting from a master artist, and Hanoi Spirit, which invites guests to infuse their own gin using native botanicals at Vietnam’s only gin distillery.

Weary travellers can soothe their senses at Auriga Spa, the exquisite spa that features couples’ treatment suites, saunas, steam baths, a fitness centre and La Grotta, an indoor pool that resembles a haven for opera singers to rest their voices. In this enchanting ambience, guests can unwind with Auriga’s award-winning treatments, blending modern spa science with natural products and embracing the changing phases of the moon to create truly elevated spa journeys.

“Vietnam is one of the world’s most dynamic destinations, where the spirit and energy is reminiscent of the roaring 1920s, when anything seemed possible. At Capella, we strive to create guest experiences that go beyond bespoke hospitality and let travellers touch the heart and soul of their destination, through cultural exposures, epicurean adventures and original art. With Bill Bensley’s inimitable design, a sense of opulence and a deep respect for our surroundings, we will let our guests feel the pulse of Hanoi,” commented Christoph Strahm, general manager, Capella Hanoi.

To celebrate its opening, Capella Hanoi has unveiled the “Capella Hanoi Staycation” package, which invites local explorers to discover its exquisite accommodation, authentic experiences, contemporary cuisine and award-winning spa therapies. This promotion includes:

  • 20% off the best available rate for a choice of thematic rooms and suites;
  • VND 1,000,000 net of daily hotel credit, to be redeemed at Backstage, Diva’s Lounge or Auriga Spa;
  • Signature Capella Champagne Breakfast every morning;
  • Complimentary Capella Moments.

Rates start from VND 5,640,000++ per room per night. All inclusions are based on two guests.

Capella Hanoi becomes the sixth addition to the prestigious Capella Hotels & Resorts collection, the first in Vietnam and the fourth in Southeast Asia, joining Capella Bangkok, Capella Singapore, and Capella Ubud, Bali. Capella Hotels and Resorts was named the second “Best Hotel Brand in the World” in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020.

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About Capella Hotels and Resorts

The Capella Hotels and Resorts collection consists of properties in Singapore, Bangkok, Hanoi, Ubud, Shanghai and Sanya. Set to open in the coming years include properties in the Maldives, Sydney, and Chiang Mai. Capella Hotels and Resorts was named 2nd Best Hotel Brand in the World in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2020. The exceptional hospitality brand focuses on crafting authentic, cultural experiences for its guests, combining a legacy of thoughtful design with the highest level of personalised service.

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About Sun Hospitality Group

Sun Hospitality Group is a member of Sun Group, a leading developer in Vietnam in the fields of tourism, entertainment, infrastructure investment and real estate. In the leisure travel field, Sun Group owns a portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts throughout Vietnam, many of which have won prestigious global awards and reputable titles. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort set an unprecedented record in the history of World Travel Awards, earning the title of ‘World’s Leading Luxury Resort’ for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017. The luxury hotel also received 7 awards in the 2020 World Travel Awards, including ‘Asia’s Leading Green Resort’, ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort’ and ‘Asia’s Most Romantic Resort’.

Sun Group’s JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort at Kem Beach has also been awarded the ‘World’s Leading Resort & Spa’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa’ in the 2019 World Travel Awards, as well as “Best Beach Resort on a Global level” by Haute Grandeur Global Awards. Hotel de la Coupole – Mgallery from Sa Pa was also recognized as the ‘World’s Leading Iconic Hotel 2019’ and ‘Asia’s Leading Design Hotel 2020’.

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