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When it’s time for a cheeky weekend away, the luxurious new Capella Hanoi promises a chance to step back in time.

When travel returns, you’ll likely ease into it, looking more to regional destinations that you might visit with friends and family rather than epic journeys across the world. If you’re looking for good food and vibrant culture, one of those destinations just might be Hanoi.

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An eclectic, thrilling capital steeped in history, Hanoi is also not without its edgy, contemporary side. And where will you rest your head when you get there? How about the brand-spanking Capella Hanoi, which officially opened its doors today?

Designed by the equally larger-than-life Bill Bensley, the new 47-room hotel returns the glamour of the city’s 1920s opera scene with a music theme that runs through its public spaces, suites, and restaurants.

When it's time for a cheeky weekend away, the luxurious new Capella Hanoi promises a chance to step back in time.

Located in Hoàn Kiếm, close to the city’s iconic opera house, Capella Hanoi features individually-designed suites (we quite like the Terrace Suite, dedicated to the Prince of Tartay) that tell the tales of the often-insidious and always mischievous opera society through thousands of pieces of operatic memorabilia and portraiture art by Kate Spencer.

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There’s a ton to do in the neighbouring area, including visits to the Temple of the Jade Mound and the vibrant French Quarter and a host of activities curated by the Capella Curates team that lets guests delve into the city like a local.

When it's time for a cheeky weekend away, the luxurious new Capella Hanoi promises a chance to step back in time.

After your adventures, be sure to leave time for a massage in the Auriga Spa, a dip in the indoor pool, which has been modelled as a haven for opera singers resting their voices, and a martini at the golden era-themed Diva’s Lounge.

An experience worthy of an aria.

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