Calling Design Aficionados: Trisara & The Reverie Saigon
July 23, 2018 by Hidden Doorways
For those heading to Asia for business or pleasure, the beach city of Phuket in Thailand and the buzzing city of Saigon in Vietnam, each bring properties worth the exploration and the stay: Trisara in Phuket and The Reverie Saigon. Both properties are “over-the-top” in wow factors and well appointed for beach seclusion or urban discovery.
Trisara is just 15 minutes from Phuket’s airport but far from the crowds this popular destination brings. With numerous daily flights from Bangkok, Phuket is an easy town to access and a must for anyone visiting Thailand. Those looking for an exquisite stay in this Thai beach resort will find Trisara to be the perfect combination of privacy, quiet, sensual allure and convenience in location on its 40-acre hillside perch overlooking the Andaman Sea.
It has 65 villas and suites, all with sea views offered from the bed, the beckoning sunken bath, and private infinity pools. Villas and suites come in an array of 2- to 8-bedroom lavish residences that peek out of bamboo forest canopies. Orchids, lilies and lotus plants lining the waterscapes that meander through the resort.
Guests who want to part from the quiet comforts of their private villas will find a spacious and inviting spa, water sports equipment to use at the beach, a tennis course, and nearby golf courses. But there will be plenty to do in Phuket, whether beach bopping or wandering the charming and compact town. A walk through the narrow, preserved streets of Old Phuket Town brings a colorful collage of Sino-Portuguese buildings developed through profitable centuries of mining and trading in tin and now converted into a lively collection of shops, hotels, restaurants and museums.
Guests can visit nearby islands, take a Thai cooking class, take mindful walks through rich rainforests, visit a monastery or dive into the warm and colorful wonderlands of the deep. A stay at Trisara offers guests the chance to experience the real Phuket and the peace to be found in Thailand through a pampered retreat.
For those heading onward to Viet Nam, the Reverie Saigon will take their breath away. The imposing hotel of 224 rooms, 62 suites and 89 apartments, takes its perch in District One, mostly known as the French Quarter that is bordered by the Mekong River and containing such historical sites as the Central Post Office (designed by Gustave Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame in 1891), the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon Opera house), and many historic hotels, Belle Époque shop fronts, and coffee bistros on broad, shaded avenues.
The Reverie, however, hails from modern times – 2015, actually, in a glass tower of offices, shops, restaurants. The Reverie on the 27th to 39th floors gives majestic views of the city. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, The Reverie makes a grand statement from the lobby – a swirl of purples and golds against museum-quality antiques, to the spa that spreads on two floors with salt rooms, chromatic saunas, and eastern/western fusion therapies, to the accommodations that come in a dozen room categories with interiors designed for an emperor.
Dining happens in five restaurant venues with Italian and Cantonese selections. Between bites, the expansive outdoor pool overlooking the city provides a profusion of eye candy.
Whether Six Senses in Asia or other consummate luxury brands, choices in pampering, wellness or top-of-the-line, frill-filled stays in Asia remain abundant and cutting edge for all seekers of memorable experiences in travel.