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New vocalists enhance evenings at Café de l’Opera

Caravelle Saigon welcomes new voices in January, as two internationally acclaimed singers lend their magic and musicality to evenings at Café de l’Opera. From the first of the month, vocalists Calyn Tsukishima from Japan and Dona Amelia from Indonesia will be joining pianist Jazonjazz, one of the most recognisable musicians in Ho Chi Minh City for evenings of live music at Caravelle’s ground-floor lounge. Soothing strains, light jazz and mellow tunes from the artists will round out the cosmopolitan atmosphere at Café de l’Opera every evening with the exception of Sundays.

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Caravelle Saigon announces new Director of Rooms, Mr. Morgan Ulaganathan
 
With a major 2017 renovation inching closer, Caravelle Saigon left no stone unturned in selecting a leader to steer the course of the Room’s Division of one of Vietnam’s most iconic hotels. “We are thrilled to announce Morgan Ulaganathan is joining us as our new Director of Rooms. His experience will be crucial to Caravelle’s success as the hotel undergoes a substantial renovation to one of the most prominent property’s in Saigon for nearly 60 years” – said Michael Robinson, Caravelle’s General Manager. 

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Caravelle Saigon appoints Darren Watson as new Executive Chef

Caravelle Saigon is, once again, recognising talent from within this month with Darren Watson moving into the role of Executive Chef for the famed hotel in the heart of Saigon. Darren’s career has taken him around the world, leading him to his previous role as Executive Sous Chef at Caravelle Saigon in early 2010. 

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Caravelle Saigon Announces New General Manager – Michael Robinson

Saigon’s landmark property, Caravelle, has named Michael Robinson as its new General Manager, in time for the second phase of the hotel’s enhancement project starting early next year. New Zealand native and former Director of Rooms at the property, Michael Robinson is no stranger to the world of 5-star hotels, boasting nearly a decade of experience in destinations as diverse as California and Qatar. Robinson joined the Caravelle team in January 2016 after his most recent post with Park Hyatt Dubai in the UAE. This latest move will see him become the youngest General Manager in the hotel’s history...

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General Director John Gardner, The New Lead of Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Company Ltd.

Caravelle Saigon has recently seen a  change in its Executive Management team as John Gardner, former General Manager, takes over from Martyn Davies, who has been with the property for nearly twenty years. Effective from 1st September 2016, John Gardner commenced the position of General Director of Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Company Limited...

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Caravelle Saigon appoints Alexandra Hepworth as New Director of Sales & Marketing

Caravelle Saigon is adding to its successful team this month with the appointment of Alexandra Hepworth as Director of Sales & Marketing for the historic hotel in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Hepworth boasts considerable experience in the travel and hospitality industries, promoting tourism in Australia before moving on to roles with Fusion Resorts in Vietnam, notably the 87 all-villa Fusion Maia Da Nang and the introduction of Fusion Resort Nha Trang. She was also responsible for sales and marketing for six Victoria Hotels and Resorts properties in Vietnam and Cambodia...

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Living Cuba Brings Latin Rhythms Back To Caravelle Saigon

Music fans visiting Caravelle Saigon this summer will be forgiven if they think they’ve stepped into a social club in Havana. Saigon Saigon Bar on the rooftop of Caravelle Saigon is welcoming a new star attraction this month, as five-member band Living Cuba prepares to bring a fresh new sizzle and excitement to the storied rooftop watering hole. All hailing from Cuba and having studied music there, five members of Living Cuba have taken their show on the road to venues around the world to such stops as Jamaica, Angola, Venezuela, South Korea, and have made a reputation for themselves here in Asia playing in Singapore, Malaysia ,Cambodia and now Vietnam...

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Caravelle Saigon Says Yes To Global Wellness Day 2016

Proud to be the first and only official property in Vietnam celebrating Global Wellness Day (GWD) 2016, the non-profit event dedicated to living well both physically and spiritually, Caravelle Saigon has tailored a programme including healthy drinks and cuisine plus “staycation” promotion focusing on relaxation, health and well-being for the whole month this June. 

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Another year, another thumbs up from TripAdvisor for Caravelle

When it comes to quality and rave reviews, history has a habit of repeating itself for Caravelle Saigon. At least, as far as TripAdisor is concerned. 

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Caravelle wins ASEAN Green Hotel Award (2016-2018)

This April, Caravelle Saigon picked up the ASEAN Green Hotel Award from Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, in recognition of the hotel’s great efforts in the endless Green journey.

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Caravelle Appoints Michael Robinson as Director of Rooms

Caravelle Saigon, one of Vietnam’s most historic properties, has named Michael Robinson as new Director of Rooms, in time for the second stage of the enhancement project to come later this year. Robinson brings nearly a decade of experience to his new role at the 335-room Caravelle Saigon in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. 

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Caravelle Saigon Successfully Received EarthCheck Gold Certification 2015

Caravelle Saigon is proud to be the first ever property in Vietnam to achieve EarthCheck Gold Certificate 2015 and the only one that will have the opportunity to sustain this prestigious achievement for the next five years.

This certificate has made Caravelle Saigon the leader in the unique worldwide group of sustainable tourism operators. It is also another noteworthy milestone of the hotel after many years of outstanding effort in creating distinct records like resource saving and recycling, CSR projects...to call on public attention in keeping the place we live clean & green. 

EarthCheck is the world’s leading certifier of sustainable travel and tourism businesses with internationally recognized standard, benchmarking & certification program. The “EarthCheck Gold” designation is only conferred after five years of continual assessment by 3rd independent auditing party adhered to EarthCheck Company Standard.


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