< VIETNAM | HO CHI MINH CITY: Grand Hotel Saigon
One of the oldest hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, nestled in Saigon's scenic riverside area and within walking distance to major commercial and entertainment addresses. Opened in 1930 and completely restored in 1997, it still retains much of its French colonial style.
October 24: Mr. Henry Edouard Charigny de Lachevrotière - Editor-in-chief of an unique French newspaper in 1940s "La de Peach" – had an official license to open
Grand Hotel Saigon Company. It is a small beverage shop, located at the corner of Dong Khoi Street (Catinat) and Ngo Duc Ke Street (Vannier).
"Mr. Henry Edouard Charigny de Lachevrotière, est autorisé à ouvrir pour le compte de la Société du Grand Hôtel de Saigon, un débit de boissons à consommer sur place à Saigon, à l'angle dès rues Catinat et Vannier. M.Joseph Marie Menguy, est autorisé à géréce débit de boissons." (From Southern Admin. Bulletin, 1-11-1928, n.44, p.3248)
1930: 08 Dong Khoi St. (rue Catinat, near by Bach Dang river), Dist. 1, HCMC (Saigon Historic River)
1932: Patrice Luciani offered a license to operate this beverage shop
1937: Hotel was renamed into the Saigon Palace Hotel
1958: Vietnamese name "SAI GON DAI LU QUAN" appeared
1978: F&B and Hotels Office managed Palace Hotel at 16 Ngo Duc Ke St., Dist.1.
1989: Restaurants and Hotels Combination decided to form Dong Khoi Hotel, including Hotel at 16 Ngo Duc Ke St. and Restaurant at 24 Dong Khoi St.
1995 - 1998: Grand renovation conducted by Saigon Tourist Holding Company
1998 - 2003: Grand Hotel is reopened with the most sophisticated and modern facilities, amenities and dependable services.
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