The Anam Mui Ne opened on January 11, 2023, in Mui Ne, a popular beach town southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Independently-owned and operated, the 127-key resort sits on 1.2 hectares of oceanfront. It features two restaurants and a bar, a spa with five treatment rooms, two large swimming pools (one freshwater, the other saltwater), a ballroom, conference rooms, water sports center, fitness center, yoga room, kid’s club, gift shop and more.
It joins The Anam Cam Ranh, which opened in 2017 and was named as one of Asia’s top resorts in Condé Nast‘s 2021 and 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.
“My ambition for The Anam has always been to create, through and through, an intimate, classic and distinctly Vietnamese hotel brand that is a welcome counterpoint to the industrialized hotel chains that are increasingly targeting Vietnam with properties that, quite frankly, you could find anywhere,” says Pham Van Hien, the Vietnam-born founder and owner.
The Anam Mui Ne overlooks one of southern Vietnam’s most beautiful white sand beaches and the East Sea. Local attractions include sand dunes, a fishing village, Cham towers and “Fairy Stream,” a shallow stream that flows through vivid orange and white limestone formations.
An expressway due to open shortly will cut the drive from Ho Chi Minh City to two hours. An international airport is set to open in Mui Ne in 2025.
The design of The Anam Mui Ne is inspired by the architecture of the grand old French villas in Hanoi and the garden homes of Central Vietnam. It pays homage to both colonial-era and classic Vietnamese aesthetics with elements such as customized encaustic mosaic tiles, Cham decorative vases and statues on plinths, teak furniture crafted from sustainable forests, stone from Thanh Hoa and nghe An, and authentic thatched roofs from Binh Thuan.
Vietnamese artists were commissioned to create 250 original oil paintings for each room and suite, as well s the lobby, restaurants and hallways. The contributing artists include Bui Van Quang, who is renowned for his paintings portraying daily Vietnamese life, and Vu Trong Anh, who has won acclaim for his modern, abstract interpretations of Vietnamese scenery.
The resort offers six accommodations categories, including deluxe and premium rooms, Private Pool Suites and a Presidential Suite. The rooms and suites are configured in a loose, rectangular U-shape that opens up views of the ocean, lush gardens, the resort’s swimming pools and Mui Ne town.
The resort banned single-use plastics and has implemented an array of measures to reduce its carbon footprint. Initiatives include the use of solar power, recycling laundry water for use in the gardens, biodegradable strawas, bags and bathroom amenities, and eco-friendly key cards made from wood that has been sourced from sutainable-managed forests.