History

It all started in 1925, when Hotel Majestic Saigon was established by the richest Chinese businessman – Mr. Hui Bon Hoa. Since then, We have approached innovation to products, amenities and services. We are proud to be the first 5-star hotel in Saigon managed by the Vietnamese. Today, Hotel Majestic Saigon is known as a hotel of Heritage – Hospitality – Elegance. Take a look at our historical timeline that used to be the French Colonial architecture.

  • 1925

    Established by Hui-Bon-Hoa company (the owner was a Chinese-Vietnamese called Uncle Hoa).Situated right on the corner of Catinat Street (now Dong Khoi Street) and Quai de Belgique Street (now Ton Duc Thang Street). Featured 4 stories and 44 guestrooms in French style architecture.
  • 1948

    The Indochina Tourism & Exhibition Department bought the main part of the building consisting of the 1st floor and ground floor and rented the remaining 44 rooms for 30 years.
  • 1951

    Mr. Franchini Mathieu, a French Corsican, signed a 15-year contract to develope the property. After the war in Vietnam, the French government had to retreat and hand over Hotel Majestic to the Saigon Authority, but Mr. Franchini continued business thanks to the still effective contract.
  • 1968

    Two more stories were developed, adding one international conference hall, one restaurant and some guestrooms. (The hotel at that time was renamed as Hoan-My "Perfection" originating from the initials of Hotel Majestic).
  • 1985

    Managed by Saigontourist Company (a state-owned company). Featured 99 guestrooms of different types, a European restaurant, an Asian restaurant, an International Conference room and a souvenir shop...
  • 1994

    Throughout a long time of operation, the premises had deteriorated so much that the management of the Saigontourist Holding Company decided to invest in upgrading it. The improvements took place step by step and finally on August 1st the hotel was completely closed for total renovation. Aiming at restoring the classical style of Hotel Majestic 1925, the company had instructed its own construction firm to design and carry out the project with an investment of approximately USD5.5 million.
  • 1995

    Resumed operation on August 1st, featured 122 guestrooms including 30 suites, with additional services such as Business Center, Coffee Shop, Swimming pool, Gym room, sauna & massage, etc.
  • 2003

    A new 8-storey Saigon wing was incorporated into the existing building, adding 54 guestrooms making 175 rooms in total. Also added were Serenade Restaurant, Bellevue Bar (renowned M Bar in 2007) and a Spa venue.
  • 2005

    Catinat Lounge with Free Wireless Internet Access established. Celebrated its 80thAnniversary on December 16th.
  • 2007

    Was the 1st Vietnamese managed Hotel to be promoted to 5 star on February 29th.
  • 2015

    Hotel Majestic Saigon celebrated the 90-year anniversary.