A historic 122-room boutique hotel on the south bank of the Perfume River in Hue, Vietnam has been transformed into Azerai La Residence, Hue, the second hotel in a new group formed by hotelier Adrian Zecha, founder of Aman Resorts.
The property’s expanded and completely renovated spa now features six treatment rooms – four singles and two doubles – each with a dressing area, vanity and shower. Separate wet areas for men and women offer steam, sauna and ice fountains. The spa’s menu of massages, therapies and scrubs draws from both Eastern and Western traditions.After opening the 60-bedroom Azerai Can Tho on the Mekong last spring
, Azerai has embarked on a path that calls for a new debut every year. The new hotel brand has a mission to “present the single-most compelling and elegant accommodation experience in a given locale at an affordable price-point.”
The name of the new hotel brand is derived from Adrian Zecha’s initials and the latter part of a Persian word, caravanserai, which references the storied old inns of the Middle East.
“In Hue, we wanted a hotel that would emerge as the quintessential hospitality experience in the city,” said Zecha.