The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi has found a place on the list of the best hotels in the world for 2018 and been hailed as the No. 1 hotel in Hanoi by editors of the prestigious US travel publication, Condé Nast Traveler.

“This is simply amazing! Being able to keep ourselves remembered among prominent hotels in established destinations shows that the Metropole Hanoi is a trusted choice,” said Mr. William J. Haandrikman, General Manager of the Hanoi icon.

Spanning six continents and 54 countries, the annual Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2018 recognizes hotels around the world that editors and contributors of the bestselling magazine visit time and time again and daydream about long after checking out.

“This year’s Gold List is a love letter to those hotels, resorts, and cruises that stay with us long after we have returned home,” wrote Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveler, Pilar Guzmán. “We are interested in the way a place, in all of its ineffable complexity, beauty, and sometimes darkness, tugs at us and calls us back, much like human relationships do.”

The 2018 Gold List Awards were announced in the January 2018 issue of Condé Nast Traveler and published on its official website.

In October, the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi emerged from voting of over 300,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers as the 21st best hotel in Asia in its Readers’ Choice Awards (RCA).

The magazine hailed the hotel for its “spacious and richly appointed” rooms, as a “peaceful refuge”, and for service that goes “above and beyond”.

The magazine’s Gold Awards are more selective than the RCA. While eight hotels and resorts in Vietnam were recognized in the RCAs, only two hotels in Vietnam found a place on the Gold List.