The Fortuna Hotel is a four-star Hanoi MICE hotel close to the main exhibition area that is neat and orderly and does not masquerade as a masterpiece. The place is functional and brisk. Find a spa, fitness centre, friendly doormen, two ballrooms of 700 sq m each and six meeting spaces for corporate. A newer addition is the open-air pool set in see-through aquarium glass walls set next to the executive lounge. Start slimming folks.
This uncomplicated ensemble works splendidly for business travellers who may be in need of a testosterone outlet apres-work in the form of the boisterous Big Boss KTV dance club in the basement bristling with bosomy distractions that emerge 7pm. The rooms are compact but not bad at all. Deluxe rooms start at about 25sq m (with WiFi at US$95 per day).
Expect iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a flat-screen TV, a decent work desk with three-pin multi-socket plugs, a coat stand, large laptop-size safe, blonde wood features, and even a Jacuzzi (in some room types). Try a Studio (which has the aforementioned Jacuzzi), or move up to a nice and spacious Premier with lighter pink-rust tones and a bright welcoming feel.