The Anam Mui Ne, a resort with 127 elegant rooms and suites, a sublime design inspired by Vietnam’s Indochine era and prime beachfront location will celebrate its grand opening in January next year.
Situated in southern Vietnam’s popular beach town Mui Ne, the independently owned and operated five-star resort is the second Anam property to open. The Anam Mui Ne follows the successful 2017 debut of The Anam Cam Ranh that has been recognized by some of the industry’s highest accolades including placement among Asia’s top resorts in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2021 and 2020.
Overlooking Mui Ne’s white sand beach, the resort affords spectacular East Sea vistas. The resort’s dining landscape comprises an all-day dining restaurant and grill called The Indochine, beachside restaurant and bar Lang Viet Restaurant and Bar, Saigon Bar in the lobby and 24-7 in-room dining. The resort will cut the ribbon on a collection of luxurious facilities on January 11 including a five-treatment-room spa, two spacious swimming pools - one freshwater and the other saltwater - a ballroom, conference rooms, water sports center, fitness center, yoga room, kid’s club and gift shop.
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, the likes of glowing lanterns, customized 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.
Photo Courtesy: The Anam Mui Ne
The resort’s 127 classic rooms and suites range in size from an ample 40sqm to a spacious 142sqm across six accommodation categories. Seven 142sqm suites come with private pools. A 122sqm presidential suite offers a quarters for bodyguards. 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 the resorts’ founder and owner Pham Van Hien. “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,” added group general manager Laurent Myter. “There is nothing quite like it; an intimate, classic and genuine Vietnamese hotel with personalized Vietnamese service that is anything but the industrialized product that so many hotel chains have established in Vietnam.”
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’s been sourced from sustainably managed forests.
Famed for its beach, sand dunes, fishing village, Cham towers and “Fairy Stream” - a shallow stream that flows through vivid orange and white limestone formations - Mui Ne means “sheltered peninsula” in Vietnamese and has become a Southeast Asian windsurfing mecca due to its excellent weather and wind conditions. An expressway due to open shortly will cut the drive from Ho Chi Minh City to 2.5 hours. An international airport is due to open in Mui Ne in 2025.
*Featured Photo Courtesy: The Anam Mui Ne