NEW LUXURY HOTEL PAYS TRIBUTE TO VIETNAMESE ART
Apricot Hotel, which opened its doors last month amid the heart of Vietnam’s cultural and political capital, is paying homage to art created by the nation’s master painters and contemporary up and comers.
With sweeping views of the iconic Hoan Kiem Lake and the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s quaint Old Quarter at its doorstep, the small luxury five-star hotel’s features include 123 neo-classical rooms, two restaurants, a lobby lounge and cafe, rooftop bar, heated rooftop swimming pool, meeting facilities, spa and fitness centre.
Akin to a large-scale gallery, Apricot Hotel showcases more than 600 original artworks, with the lobby, corridors and rooms adorned with an array of original and valuable artworks by the nation’s most popular painters ranging from large masterpieces and sculptures to watercolours and sketches.
Among the hotel’s broad spectrum of artworks, highlights by master painters include Nguy?n Dung’s Hát ? ?ào (Traditional Folk Song Singers) with its earthy colours, Mai Th?’s poignant Thi?u N? (Young Girl), and Phan K? An’s Nh? M?t Chi?u Tây B?c (Recalling One Late Afternoon in Tay Bac) that subtly hints at the heroism of Vietnamese troops to a dramatic mountainous backdrop during the French-Vietnamese war.