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Caravelle Saigon’s Newly-Renovated Guest Rooms And Ballroom Are Open!

This May marks the official release of our newly-renovated guest rooms that we are extremely excited to share with you. So far it’s taken nine month of renovations, masterful juggling of rooms and bookings by our amazing staff, and great patience by all involved. But believe us, it has all been worth it. 

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Caravelle Saigon Announces New Director of Food and Beverage

Caravelle Saigon has officially announced its new Director of Food & Beverage, Mr Elliot Gould. To date, Elliot has enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality industry with his current appointment adding to an already impressive resume. With his vast knowledge and experience in the industry gained from working in some of the region’s most respected names in resorts and hotels, Elliot is a fine acquisition for the Caravelle Saigon team.

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Caravelle Saigon embarks on rooms renovation

The Caravelle Saigon, one of Vietnam’s most iconic hotels, announced this week that it’s beginning a major renovation of its guestrooms in the first week of August. All 303 rooms in the hotel’s Opera Wing, as well as its ballrooms, meeting rooms and function areas will be refreshed over the coming months. The Caravelle’s dining outlets and Heritage Wing suites will remain open for loyal guests. The first of the redesigned spaces will debut in the first quarter of 2019.

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Caravelle Saigon debuts all-new events space on 26th floor 

Ho Chi Minh City (November 10th, 2017) - Putting a new spin on a well-known address, Caravelle Saigon officially launched its 26th floor as a one-of-a-kind events space right in the heart of the city. Commanding unrivalled views of the cityscape and Saigon River, Events on 26 presents a fresh and enticing backdrop for exclusive events and private occasions. 

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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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