Built in 1901 by the French businessmen, Mr. Bogarde, the hotel was the first one in Central Vietnam. In 1989 the hotel was transferred to Thua Thien-Hue Tourism used as a Hotel. At that time, the Hotel was most popular with back-packer tourists.After massive renovation, the hotel reopened in 1997 and renamed to "SAIGON MORIN". The hotel now has 183 guest's rooms, 4 restaurants and many other souvenir stores. Since its reopening, the Saigon Morin has been widely acknowledged as the most luxurious hotel in Hue. The hotel has welcomed many celebrities and distinguished travelers on their visit to Hue.