History Grand Hotel Saigon Present Grand Hotel Saigon

The former Grand Hotel de la Rotonde was renamed Palace Hotel in 1937. Today it is the Grand Hotel Saigon.

Grand Hotel Saigon

One Of The Oldest Hotels In Ho Chi Minh City
Since 1930 and completely restored in 1997, nestled in Saigon's scene riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment addresses, and still retained its French colonial style, provides a perfect base for conducting business or for having completely relaxed vacation.? Grand Hotel Saigon reopens as a five-star hotel in 2011 with 233 rooms categories totally combined between new and old style.


1930: Mr. Henry Edouard Charigny de Lachevrotière - Editor-in-chief of an unique French newspaper in 1940s "LA DE PEÂCH" – had an official license to open GRAND HOTEL SAIGON COMPANY. It is a small beverage shop, located at the corner of Dong Khoi St. (Catinat) and Ngo Duc Ke St. (Vannier)
"Mr. Henry Edouard Charigny de Lachevrotière, est autorisé à ouvrir pour le compte de la Société du Grand Hôtel de Saigon, un débit de boissons à consommer sur place à Saigon, à l'angle dès rues Catinat et Vannier. M.Joseph Marie Menguy, est autorisé à géréce débit de boissons. "(From Southern Admin. Bulletin, 1-11-1928, n.44, p.3248)
1930 08 Dong Khoi St. (rue Catinat, near by Bach Dang river), Dist. 1, HCMC (Saigon Historic River)
1932 Patrice Luciani offered a license to operate this beverage shop
1938 Patrice Luciani - Hotel manager
1939 Antoine Giogetti - Hotel Director
1948 HOTEL SAIGON PALACE. Tel No. 21.045 from 1938
1958 Vietnamese name "SÀI GÒN ?AI LU QUÁN" appeared
1963 Telephone number was changed
1978 F&B and Hotels Office managed PALACE HOTEL at 16 Ngo Duc Ke St., Dist.1, (decision No.1339/QD - UB, date June 26th, 1978, signed by Mr. Van Dai - Vice Chairman of The People Committee of HCMC)
1989 Restaurants and Hotels Combination decided to form DONG KHOI HOTEL, including Hotel at 16 Ngo Duc Ke St. eand Restaurant at 24 Dong Khoi St (decision No.25/QN - TC, date October 18th, 1989, signed by Mr.Tran Trung Nghia - General Manager of Restaurants and Hotels Combination).
1995 - 1998 Grand renovation conducted by Saigon Tourist Holding Company


1998 - 2003 GRAND HOTEL is reopened with the most sophisticated and modern facilities, amenities and dependable services
2003 GRAND HOTEL is certificated Four-Star Hotel by Vietnam National Administration for Tourism
2004 The Environmental Management System developed by GRAND HOTEL for the whole hotel activities, facilities and services has been assessed and found to conform to the requirements of the standard ISO 14001 (1996). The corresponding certificate has been delivered under AFAQ-ASCERT INTERNATIONAL application rules.
The hotel is awarded a third Labor Medal (date Nov 3rd 2004 signed be President Tran Duc Luong)
2005 The corresponding certificate of ISO 14001 (2004) for the Environmental Management System developed by GRAND HOTEL has been delivered under AFAQ-ASCERT INTERNATIONAL application rules.

2010: The hotel becomes A Select Member of The Most Famous Hotels in the World (famoushotels.org).

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Grand Hotel Saigon
Country: Vietnam
City: Ho Chi Minh City
Opening date: 1930

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8 Dong Khoi Street, District 1
Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: ++84 8 38230163
Fax: +84 8 38273047

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