VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi-based Sofitel Metropole Hotel has made the Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2010, the publication's annual list of the "66 coolest new hotels in the world".
The hotel, over 100 years old, spent over US$20 million in renovations, over the past four years.
Its Le Spa du Metropole, which opened in April, also received recognition as one of the world hottest spas in this year.
The hotel has received numerous other accolades in the past. The Sofitel Metropole was chosen as one of the 500 best hotels in the world by readers of Travel & Leisure and Conde Nast Travel; selected as the best hotel in Ha Noi by Hong Kong's Destin Asian, Asia Money magazine, and Viet Nam's VnEconomy; and received an award from the Viet Nam Tourism Association.
Sofitel Metropole Hanoi was also named 2007's best hotel for businessmen in a capital city, by readers of the Business Traveler Asia Pacific, a leading travel magazine.