La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, run by Vietnamese staff, has been added to the list of the world’s 500 best hotels in 2014 - a prestigious honor in the travel industry.

This is a result of a recent reader survey conducted by the famous Travel + Leisure magazine.

The hotel, located in Hue city, was critiqued according to five criteria including facilities, location, services, restaurants and customer satisfaction.

"We're really happy and proud of the hotel and the city because almost all of the hotel management staff including the CEO, chef, and marketing manager were born in Hue", Phan Trong Minh, Executive Director of La Residence Hotel, told the Voice of Vietnam Radio (VOV).

This 1930s manse opened its doors as a hotel in 2005 after a painstaking restoration. It was also listed as one of Asia’s 20 best resorts in 2012 by Conde Nast Traveler and appeared in the collection of Accor’s MGallery as one of the world’s best hotels.-VNA