Today's cool hotel history lesson for today involves the Metropole Hotel in Hanoi which recently discovered a Vietnam War-era secret bunker that once housed Jane Fonda, Joan Baez and a few others during the 1972 Christmas bombings by American forces. After the bombings and the war, the bunker had been sealed and forgotten. And while the hotel always knew of the shelter, they could never find it.
Joan Baez in Vietnam? The once-controversial 72-year-old folk singer and one-time Bob Dylan muse recently visited the Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam, where she and the rest of a peace delegation last stayed 40 years ago in 1972. In late... Read Post
During hotel renovations last August at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in Vietnam, construction workers discovered an unknown bunker thought to be used during the Vietnam War. While drilling near the poolside bar, they found a f... Read Post