Dalat Palace proposes 39 rooms, 5 suites. They are pleasantly completed by a gastronomic restaurant, a brewery, a piano bar, the Larry’s Bar and 7 meeting rooms for up to 300 people. There are an outdoor tennis court, a golf parc a badmington court and a nightclub.
The Palace is splendorous creation of the French colonial indo chicness of the golden twenties, complimented with Edwardian and art deco design elements.
Dalat Palace is located in a parc with a view over the lake Xuan Hurong. Dalat city is a romantic place with lush gardens, beautiful waterfalls and a lot of colonials villas.
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Professor Alexandre Yersin, a French bacterologist and one of the first scientist in the Institut Pasteur, discovers the Lang Bian plateau, soon the decision was taken to create a Climate Resort.
the town of Dalat starts being constructed, to attract the hi-society of Saigon a Grand Hotel is necessary.
1916: the construction of the Hotel begins.
1922: opening of the « Lang-Bian Palace Hotel » or « Hotel Du Lang Bian » as a French colonial style with the support of the French Governor, General Long.
The architecture is inspired by French resort places like Cabourg or Vichy,
includng many Rococco style elements.
1939 – 1945: Dalat is the captial of French Indochina.
1943: renovation of the Hotel under Admiral Decoux, Vichy gouverneur general of Indochina and architect Paule Vesseyre. The ornate facade dissapeared.
1945: the Hotel name changes to Dalat Palace.
1975: End of the Vietnam war, the times of the Palace are very slow.
1993: the American buisnessman Larry Hillblom, co founder of DHL (the H represents Hillblom) buys the Hotel. Hillblom was a fan of grand colonial style buildings and invested 40 million dollars to restaure the place to old grandeur.
1995: the Palace reopens under management of Sofitel (Accor Hotels and Resorts).
1995: death of the mecene of the Palace, Larry Hillblom in a plane crash.
2009: the Dalat Palace Golf cours named Vietnam’s best golf location.
2010: Dalat Palace ends the Sofitel agreement and becomes a private Palace Hotel
managed by Dalat Resorts Incorporation.
Edouard Feraudy (1930s)
Tony Chisholm (2008-2009)
Jon Bourbaud (2009-2010)
Kurt Greve (since 2010)
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