The Anam Mui Ne, a remarkable new resort with a design inspired by the Indochina era, has joined an exclusive selection of the world’s leading independent boutique luxury properties – the Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) portfolio.
The resort, which opened on January 11 on Mui Ne beach, is the only Vietnamese property to join the SLH, deemed the most desirable community of independently minded travellers and independently spirited hotels in the world.
|The Anam Mui Ne opened on January 11 on Mui Ne Beach in Binh Thuan |
Hotels must undergo a stringent vetting process and conform to the highest standards of luxury and guest wellbeing before being accepted into the SLH’s characterful collection of intimate spaces in unusual places.
Headquartered in London with offices worldwide, the SLH represents 520 hotels in more than 90 countries that are anti-chain and anti-same, offering secluded and discrete options. The benefits for SLH’s travelling members include discounts on bookings, early check in and late check out, complimentary breakfast and room upgrades, and more.
The Anam Mui Ne’s founder and owner Pham Van Hien said that he and the resort’s team were thrilled to be recognised by such a prestigious group that shared his passion for an intimate, classic, and distinctly Vietnamese hotel brand that is a welcome counterpart to the industrialised hotel chains.
“It is an absolute honour to join the SLH, and for The Anam Mui Ne – crafted by age-old artisans from across Vietnam – to be honoured as the collection’s first Vietnamese property,” said Hien.
The recent appointment of The Anam Group’s group general manager Laurent Myter as a member of the International Advisory Board of Hoteliers for the SLH’s Asia-Pacific region marks the first time that a representative from Vietnam has had a seat on the advisory board. He was previously an executive director and the president of the SLH’s International Advisory Board of Hoteliers for 3 years and 2 years respectively.
Perched on 1.2 hectares of spectacular ocean front, the independently owned and operated resort is blazing new ground in Mui Ne, a popular beach town within an easy commute from Ho Chi Minh City.
The Anam Mui Ne was preceded by the 2017 launch of The Anam Cam Ranh, which has been lauded with some of the industry’s highest accolades, including placement among Asia’s top resorts in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2020 and 2021.
With 127 elegant rooms and suites, two restaurants and a bar, a five-treatment-room spa, two spacious swimming pools (one freshwater and the other saltwater), a ballroom, conference rooms, a water sports centre, a fitness centre, a yoga room, a kid’s club, a gift shop, and more, The Anam Mui Ne is redefining the benchmarks of an upscale experience in Mui Ne.
Borrowing from the templates of architecture inspired by the grand old French villas in Hanoi and the garden homes of Central Vietnam, the resort pays homage to both colonial-era and classic Vietnamese aesthetics with customised encaustic mosaic tiles, Cham decorative vases, statues on plinths, teak furniture crafted from sustainable forests, stone from Thanh Hoa and Nghe An, and authentic thatched roofs from Binh Thuan.
The Anam Mui Ne has a ban on single-use plastics and has implemented an array of measures to reduce its carbon footprint, ranging from solar power to locally sourced ingredients. Laundry water is recycled for use in the gardens, straws, bags, and bathroom amenities are all biodegradable, and the resort’s eco-friendly key cards are made from wood that has been sourced from sustainably managed forests.