La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue, Vietnam

Located on the Perfume River near the center of Hue, the La Residence Hotel & Spa is a former governor’s residence renovated into a boutique hotel with a French colonial ambiance. The hotel overlooks the Citadel of Hue and features tranquil, jasmine-scented gardens, Art Deco–inspired rooms, bar, and restaurant. Unwind in the luxurious spa, swim a few laps in the huge saltwater pool, check out the gym and tennis court, or rent a bike from the hotel for a spin through town. The hotel was on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Hot List” for 2007.