The Myst Dong Khoi is a design hotel which intrigues with its irregular façade with oddly shaped and unevenly spaced windows. It is located in Ho Chi Minh‘s (commonly known as Saigon) District 1, just a few minutes’ walk from the Mekong Riverside.
Interiors put a contemporary spin on local traditions and showcase local artisanship. The hotel’s winding corridors with concrete ceilings and exposed sprinkler pipes are more reminiscent of the Saigon streetscape than a traditional hotel hallway. In the lobby and at the outdoor café, integrated industrial parts and scraps salvaged from the demolished 200-year-old Ba Son Shipyard across the river, can be admired.
Rooms take cues from the traditional layouts of typical Vietnamese houses, complete with outdoor showers and small gardens that grow a variety of tropical flora that partially shield city views for more privacy.
• 107 rooms
• Hotel opened: 2017
• Architecture & Interior Design: A21