Dalat Palace – Dalat

Dalat Palace
12 Tran Phu Street
Dalat
Vietnam

Dalat Palace
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Dalat Palace

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.


Location

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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History

1893: 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.
1905: 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.

Management

Edouard Feraudy (1930s)
Tony Chisholm (2008-2009)
Jon Bourbaud (2009-2010)
Kurt Greve (since 2010)


Phone

calling from Vietnam 063 825444
International +84 63 825444

 
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Related Websites

Dalat Palace
official website of the Dalat Palace.
Dalat Resort Facebook Page
Online Reservation

Culture
Life of Alexandre Yersin by Wikipedia
Larry Hillblom Foundation (grand mecene du Dalat Palace Hotel)

Tourism
Dalat Tourist

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