While Hoi An isn't short of fancy five stars, most sit within the international familiarity of the brand - the only reflection of their surrounding location highlighted in a few arty touches - paintings, photos, a silk bed runner.
The M Gallery Hotel Royal (and Maison Vy in the lower category) is one of a few properties that shuns this trend delivering the character of a true heritage property.
This Christmas, the Royal will be opening a new wing with a beautiful rooftop bar and pool overlooking the river and old town - a fancy first for Hoi An.
The great part is that this area will be available to non-residents as well as guests enabling everyone to enjoy a little luxe as the sun goes down at the bar.
For more information (and the best opening discounts) go here