Dalat Palace is a living testament to a bygone era. Built under the French Governor, it first opened in 1922.The hotel underwent extensive renovation and refurbishment in 1993. It later reopened in 1995.The majestic style and historical architecture has been maintained. The history of the Climate Resort of Dalat gravitates around the named “Hotel Du Lang Bian” or “Lang Bian Palace Hotel”.
Soon after being discovered by Professor Alexandre Yersin in 1893, the decision was taken to create a Climate Resort on the Lang Bian plateau.
The construction of the town started in 1905; a Hotel of First Category or “Palace Hotel” as the French would name them was necessary to attract the high society of Saigon. The architecture, style and concept was done before WWI and started in 1914. This delayed the start of construction which begun in 1916. The Lang Bian Palace opened in 1922, it was then the largest building of the whole area, located ideally facing the man-made lake, opposite the land kept for the future Golf course.
Dalat has many homes built of wood much like the Swiss chalets found in the Alps. It also has many grand villas built by French officials during the early part of the century.
The city literally developed around the hotel. It was first refurbished in 1942, when Dalat was planned to become the Capital City of Indochina, gathering Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The style was the modern Art Deco trend of the late 30’s.
It remained open as a hotel since its opening until now, even throughout wars and uncertain times. The latest remodeling occurred in the early 1990’s, to be restored in its grand Victorian style that you can enjoy today at the Dalat Palace Heritage Hotel.