During the French time, the Rex began as a two-story garage located in the heart of commercial center of Saigon. Between 1959 and April 1975, Mr. and Mrs. Ung Thi, a Vietnamese couple purchased and renovated it into a six-story building with 100 guestrooms and renamed it as Rex Trading Center and then the US Information services rented much of the premises for office and residential use. The remaining space housed three cinemas, a cafeteria, a dance hall and a library.
Since May 1975, South Vietnam was completely liberated, the Rex Trading Center became a property of Saigontourist Ho Chi Minh City and was upgraded into an international hotel, renamed Ben Thanh. The management adopted the Rex Hotel as its trade mark and a crown as its official logo from 1986..
Between February 1991 and August 1998 in response to the demand of tourism, Sunflower Hotel and a property at 146 Pasteur Street were renovated and incorporated into the Rex compound adding 115 guestrooms and the Rex Royal Court Restaurant. In 1995 the Rex Hotel was classified as an international 4-star hotel by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Since September 20, 1998 the improvement phase continued with creating a grand lobby in the east wing and a large lobby in the west wing with a total of 1,000m2 linking it to a much desirable Rose Garden. With a total of 230 guestrooms, a wide range of high quality services of international standards and the charm of traditional ambience, the Rex is really "Your Vietnam home".
HOTEL NAME: Rex Hotel
Address: 141 Nguyen Hue, District 1, HCM City
HOTEL PRICE: 0
CITY: Ho Chi Minh
ROOM & HOTEL FACILITIES
Our superior rooms offer all the facilities you would expect from an international class hotel, with added Rex Charm; decoration and historical ambience like no other.
Our deluxe rooms offer that little bit extra space than our superior rooms. Bright and airy, they provide nice views of the lively .city, yet are quiet enough for a tranquil nights sleep.
This family sized room offers fantastic views over the bustling downtown area. The sitting room is the perfect place to wind down and enjoy a relaxing drink and reflect on the historic charm of the Rex Hotel.
For the ultimate in traditional luxury, look no further than the Executive Suite. Traditionally decorated, this large room offers in room gym equipment, kitchenette, Jacuzzi and sauna. The epitome of style.
Double or twin beds
Complimentary newspapers and magazines
RESTAURANTS & BARS
At all of the Rex restaurants and bars, we pride ourselves on our unobtrusive service and courteous efficiency.
Traditional Vietnamese cuisine together with Western favorites add up to an unforgettable international dining experience in Hoa Mai Restaurant. Every night, talented performers will introduce you to the traditional folk song and dances of Vietnam.
Experience the splendor of Vietnam’s former imperial court in the lavishly decorated Cung Dinh (Royal Court) Restaurant. Wait-staff dressed in traditional Ao Dai tunics serve specialties from Southern, Central and Northern Vietnam, while singers and dancers recreate the vibrant atmosphere of the court.
Voted one of the best Bars in South-East Asia by Newsweek magazine, our Rooftop Garden is not to be missed. Whimsically decorated with topiary, bird cages and lights, this outdoor cafe offers fantastic views of the city centre, as well as a large menu of Western and Vietnamese favorites. Or stop by for a glass of wine or one of our expertly - mixed cocktails.
If you’re planning a reception, banquet or wedding for up to 600 guests, the Rose Garden is the perfect romantic setting. Located in an open-air courtyard, this venue features a rock garden, waterfall, flowerpots and bird cages.
With seating for only 20, our Japanese eatery Teppan Yaki has a warm and intimate ambiance that makes it ideal for small gatherings.
Overlooking the whole city centre, the Paradise Coffee Lounge is a well-known rendez-vous for intimate gatherings complimented by comprehensive cocktails, genuine friendliness in harmony with selective music show and pop singers.
For a total relaxation after a tiring day, don’t forget to call on our Bingo Club where playing host to various latest model Gaming machines, grand Jackpot along with Bar cafe and Touch Screen Video game.