Part of AccorHotels, the boutique hotel brand, MGallery, has announced the opening of Legacy Yen Tu on the sacred mountain of Yen Tu, a resort that pays homage to Vietnam’s ancient architectural design.
Nestled approximately 1,068 metres above sea level, Legacy Yen Tu is situated near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. The destination is part of Vietnam’s historical golden era and has a rich history dating back about 760 years.
“A getaway for travellers in search of a complete rejuvenation”
Patrick Basset, chief operating officer for AccorHotels Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, said: “The opening of Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery combines the quintessence of wellness tourism and luxury travel to provide a getaway for travellers in search of a complete rejuvenation of their body, mind and spirit.”
The 133-room property was designed by Bill Bensley, a renowned designer of luxury resorts. Built using ancient methodologies to emulate the peaceful way of life, the rooms feature the signature wooden-inked slab traditionally used for calligraphy and an outdoor patio living area.
“Inspired by the ancient architectural design”
“Inspired by the ancient architectural design, Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery is a testament to Vietnam’s rich history. The property features handcrafted interior décor items with hand-made traditional materials to blend with its surrounding ambience,” said Markus Hesse, the resort’s General Manager.
Legacy Yen Tu, MGallery offers a retreat for self-discovery and spiritual transformation while exploring the destination. Legend has it that a hermit monk An Ky Sinh travelled to Yen Tu Mountain in search of medicinal herbs during the pre-Buddhism times some two thousand years ago. Since then, the mountain has been regarded as a divine and sacred place.
Additionally, the resort features authentic Vietnamese cuisine at the Tho Quang restaurant and wines at the Thien Tra Lobby Bar which overlooks the mountain. For events, weddings and meetings, the hotel’s ballroom can cater up to 800 guests. The hotel is also home to a range of leisure facilities, including Tue Tinh Am Wellness that offers an open space for meditation, yoga and Truc Lam Zen practices.
MGallery has more than 90 boutique hotels around the world and four hotels in Vietnam which include MGallery Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi, MGallery Hotel Des Arts Saigon, MGallery Hotel Royal Hoi An and MGallery La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc.