The InterContinental Saigon is number 15, and ecstatic



Ms. Xuan Thu Ngo, the director of marketing for the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, told eTurboNews she was ecstatic, and has a good reason.

In a long and detailed press release today, Ms. Thu Ngo reveals all the reasons.

In a city with many name-brand 5-star hotels, the InterContinental Saigon has been trying hard to become the best MICE hotel in the city.

Currently, the InterContinental Saigon Hotel is rated number 15 of the best hotels in the city.

According to Tripadvisor, the number one are Lotte hotel Saigon, La Vela Saigon Hotel, and New World Saigon Hotel

IHG is Competing with a good number of 5-star city hotels, including:

Best 5-star luxury hotels in Saigon

  • Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon
  • Pullman Saigon Centre
  • Le Meridien Saigon
  • Sheraton Saigon Hotel and Towers
  • Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
  • Rex Hotel
  • Norfolk Mansion Luxury Serviced Apartments
  • Sofitel Saigon Plaza
  • Mia SaiGon Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • The Reverie Saigon
  • Vinepearl Landmark 81 Autograph Collection
  • New World Saigon Hotel
  • Hotel Nikko Saigon
  • Lotte Hotel Saigon
  • Fusion Original Saigon Centre
  • The Reverie Saigon Residential Suites
  • The Myst Dong Khi
  • Hotel Grand Saigon
  • Park Hyatt Saigon

The InterContinental Saigon in Vietnam opened a transformation of its Grand Ballroom and function spaces. Inspired by the national symbol of Vietnam, the lotus, the newly renovated ballroom, pre-function, and meeting rooms at the InterContinental Saigon pay homage to Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounding landscape

Ms. Xuan Thu Ngo, the director of communication and marketing for the InterContinental Saigon Hotel, told eTurboNews she was ecstatic. In her mind, there is an excellent reason.

The multi-million dollar renovation, which encompassed the 2,560 square meters of indoor and outdoor event meeting space, including six function rooms and an outdoor terrace, ranging from the compact Hon Ong meeting room to the expansive Grand Ballroom, opens up a new frontier for Ho Chi Minh City’s thriving MICE sector. 

Setting the new benchmark for meetings in Ho Chi Minh City, our newly renovated meeting rooms have all been clad in beautiful timber with delicate metal detailing. All meeting rooms and board rooms are also designed with a multipurpose cabinet outfitted with a display area and storage on either side.

Double sliding doors with ribbed glass conceal the TV and showcase the display area when not in use.

When guests want to use the TV, the doors slide to either side, revealing an 85″ interactive TV with video conference capabilities. These sliding doors may also be used for writing, replacing the need for additional flipcharts.

At the center of the function spaces is a chic, stylish, and magnificent 818-square meter pillar-free Grand Ballroom that can host up to 1200 attendees for life’s most meaningful and memorable moments, such as gala dinners, award ceremonies, corporate conventions, one-of-a-kind weddings, and more.

It is fully equipped with the latest audio-visual technology and can be flexibly divided into two separate spaces for more intimate events. The Grand Ballroom is decked with an oversized interactive chandelier featuring 7,980 individually hung crystal lightbulbs representing glistening water from underneath.

The chandelier also comes equipped with state-of-the-art adjustable lighting technology systems that can be changed to evoke different moods with an RGBW LED lighting control system. The Grand Ballroom also boasts an awe-inspiring 8.5m by 4.5m LED wall, the giant screen in town. With its new inspiring architecture, InterContinental Saigon’s Grand Ballroom gives your celebration a glamorous and profoundly sensory experience. 

Upon entering the Pre-Function foyer, guests will be impressed by a curvilinear fabric ceiling feature that depicts the Mekong River. This feature ebbs and flows the entire length of the pre-function, giving softness and airiness to the space. The translucent fabric interplays with the specifically created lighting effects and offers a variety of programmable light hues and visual cues that will help further set the mood.

The design of the carpet, in coastal shades of navy, beige and yellow – which resembles the water environment that the lotus lives in – covers the floor. At the same time, the decorative columns represent the intertwining of the lotus stems in the water as they reach the surface for sunlight. 

Just off the Pre-Function area is a new Business Hub created to cater to guests’ ever-changing needs. This transformable space features built-in ovens, a fridge, and a generous-sized counter that can be used for a master cooking class. This beautiful space can be used as a meeting room with a lounge or as an additional space to the Pre-Function area. 

“Our new Grand Ballroom and conference center will set a new higher benchmark of spectacular, personalized events for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in HCMC; I am thrilled to open the doors for all to see,” said Justin Malcolm, General Manager.

Standing in the Central Business & Cultural District, InterContinental Saigon has been proudly named Vietnam’s Leading Conference Hotel for ten consecutive years, guaranteeing meeting attendees ease of convergence. With an airport-to-hotel commute of fewer than 30 minutes, time is freed to focus on business. With the newly renovated function space, we invite you to discover a new era of meetings & events.