SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI
Welcome to the Grand Hôtel Métropole Palace, as this wonderful hotel has been called on its opening day in 1901. Come and see the old colonists as they meet at the Café of the Metropole, sip a Nuoc-Soda and exchange the latest gossip. Stroll through the history of exotic Vietnam. Here the first “moving pictures” were shown. Meet authors like Pierre Loti and Marguerite Duras, British dramatists Somerset Maugham and Noël Coward and of course the “war correspondent” Graham Greene. Read about Jane Fonda and Joan Baez in the bunker of the hotel, about Doi Moi, meaning renovation, the new slogan that brought the country irreversibly to a new path. A book full of fabulous historic and contemporary photographs, presenting the story of one of the last grand hotels of the exotic East.