Bill Bensley-designed Capella Hanoi opens in Vietnam

(From Capella Hotels and Resorts press release) Capella Hanoi, a 47-bedroom luxury hotel designed by Bill Bensley, the illustrious architect behind Capella Ubud, Bali, the No. 1 Hotel in the World in 2020, is now open.

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A celebration of Opera, Capella Hanoi was conceptualised to be a Petite Auberge during the halcyon days of opera. Just mere steps away from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, this coveted palace of revelry is, what could have been, the rendez-vous spot for opera’s greatest artists, singers, composers, stage and costume designers after the final curtain call.

Each suite within the spellbinding property is individually designed to reveal tales of the mischievous opera society – told through over a thousand pieces of operatic memorabilia and custom portraiture art by prolific artist Kate Spencer.

Guests can expect a curation of set designs, opera costumes and vintage tableware decorating the hotel, including its signature restaurant, Backstage which elevates Northern Vietnam cuisine to new heights with modern culinary techniques. Paying homage to famous female artists of the era such as Anna Held and Coco Chanel is the Diva’s Lounge, where guests can savour bespoke cocktails, Vietnamese-inspired tapas and artistic desserts in a sophisticated art-décor setting.

Uplifting the guest experience are thoughtfully-designed Capella Moments; a visionary curation of on-property programmes and rituals which celebrate heritage, craftsmanship and gastronomy. At The Living Room, guests can look forward to a range of activities. These include weaving a bamboo and rattan bag with a third-generation craftsman or discovering the history of dó paper – bamboo paper developed in local villages.

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