The international luxury boutique hotel Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery welcomes Michiel Lugt as its new General Manager. Taking the role of leading the luxury hotel to continued success, Lugt leads a dedicated team at the hotel with his clear vision and full devotion to take the hotel to the next level of luxury. “Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery is one of the most majestic hotel I’ve seen,” said Lugt “Every single thing about it is completely conveying the epic love story between the Japanese merchant and the Vietnamese aristocrat; and I’m looking forward to paving the way for this hotel to become one of the leading luxury hotel in Vietnam and in the region. Our motto is to develop a truly exceptional experience for our guests, creating dreams and memorable memories”.
No stranger to the world of luxury hotels, Lugt joins the hotel from the multi-award winning Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi where he was the Resort Manager. Previous positions include Resident Manager at Kanuhura Maldives and Resort Manager at The Slate in Phuket, Thailand.
Opened in 2014, this iconic 187-room boutique hotel has already been named as the Luxury Historical Hotel in Vietnam for 2 continuous years (2016 and 2017), Luxury Romantic Hotel in Southeast Asia in 2018 by the World Luxury Hotel Awards, Top 25 Hotels in Vietnam and Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Vietnam TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award 2016 and 2017; Elegant Boutique Hotel of the Year in Vietnam by Luxury Travel Guide 2018, Best Romantic Hotel in Vietnam and its rooftop bar, The Deck Hoi An, was honored as Most Unique Experience in Vietnam and Best Romantic Atmosphere in Vietnam by Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Award 2018.
About Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery
Standing majestically alongside the tranquil Thu Bon river, Hotel Royal Hoi An – MGallery is an international boutique luxury hotel whisking travelers away to another time and place to enjoy a taste of the sans souci lifestyle. It was here in 1619 that a prosperous Japanese merchant named Sotaro Araki fell in love with Princess Ngoc Hoa (Wakaku), leading to the first international marriage of the time.
The hotel connects guests to the city’s heritage through the epic love story artfully conveyed throughout the hotel featuring a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Japanese tradition and Indochinese luxury. Indulge in a refined luxurious sojourn in elegant rooms and suites offering royal touches and spectacular views of the river and the old town, Art Nouveau ambiance and the Woosah Spa which offers a variety of beautifying and refreshing treatments while a full fitness center offers guests a chance to exercise in cool peace.
The story of Sotaro and Wakaku extends to the dining options at the Royal Hoi An. A Japanese restaurant named Wakaku serves fresh sashimi and sushi dishes, while the Faifo Cafe pays homage to Hoi An’s eclectic food history. The hotel boasts its prime location with the highest rooftop bar and pool in the city – The Deck. As the sunset streaks the sky with opal colors, fading light glints off the ceramic roofs of the Old Town, brightly colored boats paddle up the Thu Bon river surrounded by bright lanterns and light falls calmly on the lush mountains in the distance.
Hotel Royal is the only international five-star hotel located in the heart of the city, capturing this essence of the town with its tranquility, architectural surround and warmth of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that makes the hotel an ultimate destination for a memorable journey.