Hanoi is so much to Vietnam. It is the political capital but also the cultural capital. The economy is booming, the visitors keep coming, and yet the city maintains a slow-pacedatmosphere. This is a city that is straddling old world charm and new world modernity, and this is reflected at The Lapis Hotel. Sandwiched in between the French Quarter and the Old Quarter, The Lapis Hotel is ideally located close to local attractions. HoanKiem Lake, the spiritual and geographical heart of the city, is walking distance, along with the bustling trading quarter and many of the city’s best museums. The hotel stands with some of the city’s finest examples of French colonial architecture and centurion trees. Much of the area is accessible by foot, as the hotel is located close to parks, lakes, restaurants and cafes. Business and diplomatic travelers will also revel in the convenience of the location, as many of the city’s office headquarters, banks, embassies and ministries are within easy reach.