The Villa Royale Story
Villa Royale is a place to forget the millions of motorbikes, the hustle and bustle and the constant “go” of Saigon. It is a place where you can relax, regroup and reflect, surrounded by all things yesteryear.
The shops concept is truly one-of-a-kind in Vietnam and Asia, offering homemade treats for lunch, dinner and morning and afternoon teas as well as a signature high tea.
The antiques and collectibles available in the showrooms are collected from all corners of the world and feature a range of items, from small, affordable, unique gifts such as crystal and silverware to large, substantial, designer pieces like chandeliers, desks, bookshelves and consoles.
Unlike most stores which stock hundreds of each piece, each item at Villa Royale is a unique, one-of-a-kind piece of history. Villa Royale also stocks unique Asian antiques and gifts from Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand in addition to classic European pieces that make patrons feel as though they’ve been transported to a parlor in Paris or a drawing room in London.
David J Campbell
Since observing and admiring the intricate surroundings of object d’art originating from Scottish and Polish born parents in his childhood home in Australia, David has a passion for the fine and collectable. After a career as a chef and hotelier working in the World’s finest establishments, David has made Saigon his home.
David noticed a hunger for collectable items of quality and endurance; and also a pride in heritage shared amongst local Vietnamese and expatriates. Villa Royale was born in 2013 to share David’s enthusiasm for good quality, history and pedigree. The villa is complete with antiques, collectable goods, the fine, the fun and fanciful needs of an opulent lifestyle.
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