Trump and Kim Will Meet at Hanoi’s Metropole Hotel: Yonhap

February 26, 2019, 2:55 PM UTC

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, a luxury hotel in the heart of Vietnam’s capital city, Yonhap reports without attribution or citing sources.

Yonhap also reported:

Trump and Kim will hold their February 28 summit at the hotel, and then sign a joint declaration on the results of the talks Trump, Kim will hold brief one-on-one briefing on February 27; a social dinner could take place at a separate location.

Security at the posh hotel was increasingly tightened throughout Tuesday in Hanoi, with a metal detector set up in the lobby, just down the hall from boutiques for jeweler Chopard and watchmakers Hublot and Patek Philippe. Guests were issued special badges identifying that they’d already paid to stay there, and were advised in a letter that due to the summit in Hanoi, some services might not be available. The letter did not specify what role the Metropole may play this week, if any.

More than a dozen hotel staff declined to say anything at all, most literally remaining silent, when asked what the preparation was for. When they did speak, two employees separately told a Bloomberg reporter they had no information to give out.