Situated in southern Vietnam’s popular beach town Mui Ne, the independently owned and operated five-star resort The Anam Mui Ne, will be the second Anam property to open, following the successful 2017 debut of The Anam Cam Ranh…
Overlooking Mui Ne’s white sand beach, The Anam Mui Ne, sheltering 127 guestrooms and suites inspired by Vietnam’s Indochine era frames spectacular East Sea vistas. Like its predecessor, The Anam Mui Ne’s design is an echo out of Vietnam’s bygone Indochine period, with architecture guided by Hanoi’s grand old French villas. Evoking a romantic atmosphere, with glowing lanterns, customised encaustic mosaic tiles, big-bellied clay water vases, statues on plinths, imperial style roofs, cornice detailing and intricate woodwork have been crafted by artisans from across Vietnam whose trades have been handed down the generations. Giving way to an infinity pool and the ocean beyond, the lobby makes for a striking first impression, replete with a grand piano and a sloping roof fashioned with glass panels that water gently flows over, casting faint shadows underneath.
The resort’s 127 classic guestrooms and suites range in size from an ample 40 square metres to a spacious 142 square metres across six accommodation categories. Vietnamese artists were commissioned to create unique paintings for each room and suite, opening doors on the country’s fascinating culture. Clawfoot bathtubs and custom-built furniture such as leather-bound tables add to the resort’s old-world feel.
“We learned so many valuable lessons about how to design, orient and build a hotel with The Anam Cam Ranh; so much so that every design element that is extraordinary about our first property has been accentuated in The Anam Mui Ne, such as the layouts and flow of the accommodations,” said Pham Van Hien, Owner and Founder. “The alluring woodwork in our Lang Viet Restaurant, from forests cultivated for sustainable harvests in Vietnam, is all handcrafted and took the craftspeople over six months to complete and is just one example of the many hand-crafted design elements evident in our new resort.”
“We expect The Anam Mui Ne to redefine Mui Ne’s hotel scene,” said Laurent Myter, Group General Manager. “There is nothing quite like it; an intimate, classic and genuine Vietnamese hotel with personalised Vietnamese service that is anything but the industrialised product that so many hotel chains have established in Vietnam.”
The resort’s dining landscape will include an all-day dining restaurant and grill called The Indochine, beachside restaurant and bar Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar, and Saigon Bar in the lobby. The resort will cut the ribbon on a collection of luxurious facilities on January including a five treatment room spa, two spacious swimming pools — one freshwater and the other saltwater — a ballroom, conference rooms, water sports centre, fitness centre, yoga room, kid’s club and gift shop.
Championing the environment, the resort will open with a ban on single-use plastics and has implemented an array of measures to reduce its carbon footprint with solar power and locally sourced ingredients. Its water filtration plant supplies drinking water in recycled glass bottles, and laundry water is recycled to water the gardens. Straws, bags and bathroom amenities are biodegradable. The resort’s eco-friendly key cards are also made from wood that has been sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Main image credit: The Anam Mui Ne