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The Rex Hotel in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was built in 1927 as a two-story auto dealership and garage complex. The building was renovated from 1959 to 1975 into a 100-room hotel with three movie theaters, a cafeteria, dance hall, and library. The hotel was made famous during the Vietnam War when it hosted the American military command's daily press conference dubbed by skeptical journalists as the "Five o'clock Follies." The rooftop bar was a well-known gathering spot for military officials and war correspondents.