Hanoi

  • BURSTING WITH BEER

    BURSTING WITH BEER

    Open since 1995 in the centre of HCMC, Hoa Vien Saigon Brauhaus is known as the place to experience Czech beer and cuisine and is also famous for its traditional brewery operations making Pilsen beer in-house, where guests can pour their own glasses from taps connected directly to kegs in the cellar

  • Under the sun

    Under the sun

    People have different ways of coping when the inevitable heatwave arrives.

  • STEPPING BACK

    STEPPING BACK

    Danish photographer Nikolaj Svennevig has returned to a more basic type of photography to great effect.

  • A love of garden cities

    A love of garden cities

    Though rarely recognised, the character of a city can be largely determined by its greenery.

  • HEART OF ART

    HEART OF ART

    A new arts space in Hanoi provides a venue for contemporary arts to be displayed for the publics pleasure.

 

Out & About

  • Handmade chic

    Handmade chic

    Founded in 2015 by Hanoi-based marketing executive Thanh Tam, who has a great passion for fashion and art, Élan Art and Handmade has become a much-loved fashion brand for hip and stylish Vietnamese and expats.

  • Lakeside locale

    Lakeside locale

    Ideally located by West Lake, Abu Cafe is popular for its view.

  • Live beats

    Live beats

    A new 3-in-1 venue for music, art and drinking just opened in the expat area of West Lake and is lively every night, thanks for its diverse live shows.

  • Beer & cheer

    Beer & cheer

    Joining the night life in the heart of the Old Quarter not long ago, Craft Beer Pub quickly became a favourite among both local people and foreigners.

  • NO ESCAPE

    NO ESCAPE

    Gà không lối thoát, or ‘inescapable chicken’, is the funkiest dish found at May Restaurant in Hanoi.

 

Pictorials

Bits & Pieces

  • Hanoi to ban old motorbikes

    Hanoi to ban old motorbikes

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 03,2017 04:13 PM

    The Hanoi People’s Committee has proposed a roadmap to ban old motorbikes discharging harmful substances into the environment. Under the roadmap, from now to June 30, 2018 it will re-examine and list the number of motorbikes and how long they have been in use, complete legal documents on technical criteria, set up emissions discharge testing centres, and train specialised staff. Between July 2018 and 31 December, 2019 the city will conduct emissions discharge tests on motorbikes with a cylinder capacity of more than 175cc and revoke dilapidated vehicles. It will also inspect motorbikes with a cylinder capacity of less than 175cc. More than 5.2 million motorbikes are on Hanoi’s streets, half of which are reported to have been manufactured in the 1990s, according to the city’s Department of Traffic Police.

  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has new General Manager

    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has new General Manager

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 07,2017 02:25 PM

    Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has appointed Mr William J. Haandrikman as its General Manager. He was previously General Manager at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit and relocated to Hanoi in June after 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having started with Accor hotels in 1992. Mr Haandrikman is a graduate of Glion University, Hotel School in the Netherlands, the ESSEC Executive Management Program, and the Executive Management Program at Cornell University in the US.

  • Pullman Hanoi has new Food & Beverage Manager

    Pullman Hanoi has new Food & Beverage Manager

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 07,2017 02:27 PM

    Pullman Hanoi has recently welcomed Karel Volders as its Food & Beverage Manager. After nearly 12 years working in international hotel chains such as InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Accor Hotels, and over four years at a number of restaurants in Europe, for a total of 16 years of experience in the food & beverage industry, Mr. Volders has a wide knowledge of wine, Western cuisine, and especially international standards of service quality. He will be in charge of developing food & beverage offerings at the hotel as well as service quality at La Cheminée restaurant and Mint Bar.

  • The boutique Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel and Spa will hold its grand opening in Hanoi

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    August 07,2017 02:38 PM

    The boutique Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel and Spa will hold its grand opening in Hanoi on 15 August. Located on Cau Go Street, next to Hoan Kiem Lake, the new property, owned and operated by Vietnamese boutique hotel brand Elegance Hospitality Group (EHG), makes full use of its proximity to the legendary body of water, with 19 of its 27 rooms boasting views of the lake.

    Guests will find it super easy to strike out within the Old Quarter and to nearby highlights such as the French Quarter, a charming enclave of broad avenues and majestic buildings. A key feature of the property is its La Siesta Spa, with an extensive menu of treatments and massages, many of which are based on traditional Vietnamese healing methods. A simple black and white theme, meanwhile, gives its seven treatment rooms a cool, calming atmosphere. Other highlights of the hotel include fine Vietnamese and international cuisine at the rooftop Red Bean restaurant and a selection of bespoke cocktails and other premium drinks and spirits at Twilight Sky bar. Contact: Hanoi La Siesta Central Hotel & Spa, 1B Cau Go St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi. Tel: (024) 3938 0963, Email:info@hanoilasiestacentralhotel.com.

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