Kempinski Hotels to debut in Vietnam

For the first time in its history, Kempinski Hotels is venturing into Vietnam for the first time, with the launch of a waterfront hideaway nestled in the folds of the Saigon River, slated to open in 2027.

Kempinski Saigon River, designed by architectural studio Kengo Kuma & Associates, presents a modern reinterpretation of traditional Vietnamese dwellings, with 90 contemporary guestrooms, which affords expansive views of the river that embraces the property, and 10 suites, including the Presidential Suite.

Kempinski Saigon River will open in 2027 (Photo: Kempinski Hotels)

The hotel is currently being developed in cooperation with Vietnamese property developer Ecopark Corporation.

Kempinski Saigon River will offer facilities such as a 1,500m2 spa, all-day dining restaurant, a signature Vietnamese restaurant, as well as a riverside bar and executive lounge.

Situated in Dong Nai on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, Kempinski Saigon River is part of a broader 55-hectare development that will also be home to residences, schools, a sports club and retail areas along 700m of riverfront, connected to Ho Chi Minh City via a 45-minute speedboat ride.

Dong Nai itself is currently undergoing a major infrastructure expansion and improvement project designed to reduce travel times and foster economic growth, including improvements to the road and railway networks, improved waterways and the new Long Thanh International Airport, which is currently under construction.