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InterContinental adds confidence to Saigon hotel market

BY RODERICK EIME IN HO CHI MINH CITY

When Tank 390 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of the Independence Palace on April 30, 1975, Saigon changed forever. In the grounds of the preserved palace, now renamed Reunification Hall, a replica of the tank sits proudly on a concrete slab on permanent guard, reminding visitors just who’s who in the new Ho Chi Minh City.