The US Travel and Leisure magazine’s January 2011 edition has honored four Vietnamese hotels in the list of top 500 hotels worldwide.

The four hotels are the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, the Caravelle, the Park Hyatt Saigon and the Hilton Hanoi Opera.

The annual selection, the ninth of its kind, was conducted based on votes by 973,000 online readers and is considered one of the most prestigious rating of tourism sector.

In the Southeast Asian region, 12 hotels in Thailand, six in Singapore and three in Cambodia have entered the list while Laos, Indonesia and Malaysia each contributed one./.