REVIEW: Ho Chi Minh’s rich culture meets luxury at Fusion Original Saigon Centre

REVIEW: Ho Chi Minh’s rich culture meets luxury at Fusion Original Saigon Centre

Travellers that head to Vietnam will learn from locals that the city is referred to as Saigon by those from the south, and Ho Chi Minh City by those from the north.

And, as this naming distinction serves as an intriguing nuance in this culturally rich country, the lavish hotel, Fusion Original Saigon Centre, seamlessly integrates this unique aspect into its aesthetic and design. Fusion Original beautifully embodies both Saigon and Ho Chi Minh City, capturing the essence of this diverse and captivating destination.

The Location

Located in the bustling heart of Saigon, Fusion Original Saigon Centre is a new, luxurious five-star hotel. What sets it apart is its location at the city’s premier shopping destination on top of Saigon Centre (as the name suggests). Situated on Le Loi Boulevard in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, the hotel’s proximity makes it perfect to explore Saigon Centre and the adjacent Takashimaya Shopping Mall which made for many hours immersed in retail therapy.

The Stay

Saigon is a vibrant and bustling metropolis that has old-world charm and modern architecture side-by-side. The rich history of the city can easily be explored from Fusion and the knowledgeable staff are more than willing to help you discover the authentic experience.

When you first arrive, there is a frenetic pace that is common in South East Asia making it a lively and colourful contrast after Sydney! The city is a hub of activity, with street vendors selling delicacies, and markets bustling with people bargaining for goods. The French colonial architecture is a reminder of its past, while the contemporary buildings reflect a rapid and modern urbanisation. The city is also home to many bustling cafes, bars, and restaurants with a range of culinary experiences, from traditional Vietnamese dishes to international delights.


The rooms at Fusion Saigon are designed to provide a serene and sophisticated retreat for travellers, combining modern comforts with Vietnamese charm.

Each room is crafted with thoughtful features that ensure a relaxing and convenient experience for guests. Fusion Saigon takes sleep quality seriously, as the rooms are fitted with plush, comfortable beds adorned with premium linens and pillows. All the rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including flat-screen televisions, high-speed Wi-Fi, and charging stations.


Vietnam has a rich and diverse history, spanning various design and artistic mediums that is reflected through Fusion’s artwork, furniture and fabrics. This reflects the richness of the artistic community in Saigon and this is evident throughout the hotel. The art work is beautiful and creates an experience unique to this hotel.

Swimming Pool And Wellness Centre

Guests staying at the Fusion Original have access to an exclusive infinity pool and luxury gym which is located on the sixth floor of the Saigon shopping centre. It has a dedicated swimming lane for those seeking a workout, which I enjoyed each morning. The pool is open until 8 pm, and as the sun sets and the city lights illuminate the skyline, the pool area transforms into an oasis with panoramic vistas of Saigon.


Jetstar flies direct to Ho Chi Minh City from Sydney with one-way fares starting from $299 at for travel during May – June 2023.

Jetstar’s low fares make it possible to travel to more places, more often for less.

Overall Impression

Fusion is a luxurious and unique five-star hotel located in the heart of Saigon. Its strategic location on top of Saigon Centre offers guests convenient access to shopping and cultural attractions in the city. Highly Recommended by Travel Weekly.


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  • Address: 65 Đ. Lê Lợi, Street, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh 70000, Vietnam
  • Phone: +84 (0)28 3622 2265

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