Setting: The shopping arcade of the Sofitel Legend Hotel Metropole Hanoi houses prominent brands like Louis Vuitton, Bally and Chopard. Despite these famous brands, the corridor was empty and served as a passage from the lobby to the shops, a hairdresser and the swimming pool.
Based upon: our book Hotel Metropole Hanoi
2012: We installed the Path of History® and overnight the corridor was turned into a museum – a hallway of information and entertainment. Furthermore it has become a public tribute to the achievements of the people of Vietnam, to the founders of the Hotel Metropole and to the people who – for over 110 years – have kept this legend of hospitality alive.
Touring the Path of History® (PoH): This permanent exhibition is open to all visitors of the Sofitel Legend Hotel Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam. Hotel residents enjoy daily tours which also include a visit of the bomb shelter of the hotel.
Guides: To guide visitors, we have trained a wonderful team of professionals to be the hotel’s Ambassadors of History.
Idea: Kai Speth, General Manager
Realization: Andreas & Carola Augustin
Coordination: Nhung Le, Marketing & Communications Manager
Engineering: Ronnie Tan Virata, DOE-SOFITEL Legend Metropole Hanoi;
Le Thu HUONG, Engineering Secretary & team