The Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel is located in central Hanoi in the historic French Quarter. The World Travel Awards deemed it Vietnam’s Leading Hotel for five consecutive years from 2004-2008. It features accommodations such as an outdoor swimming pool with view of the Opera House, gym, spa and sauna, Vietnamese cuisine, cabaret jazz music, ballroom, and function rooms.
Perhaps more noteworthy than the hotel itself is its ironic name relation to Hỏa Lò Prison, the Vietnamese prisoner of war camp morbidly called the Hanoi Hilton by Americans captured during the Vietnam War. The camp held American soldiers from 1964 until 1973; the Hilton Hanoi Opera opened 26 years later in 1999.