VNRE - Marriott International on December 9 signed a long-term management agreement with Phat Dat Quang Ngai Hotel & Resort Corp. to operate the 250-room Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa.
The resort, which is scheduled to open in 2015, will be the ninth Marriott International-flagged property and second Marriott-branded resort in Vietnam.
Hoi An is highly regarded by travelers around the world for its charm and history. Its Ancient Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, features beautiful architecture dating back 200 years. Visitors can experience riverside dining and enjoy a variety of retail offerings of artwork, silk and the town’s famous custom-tailored outfits. Hoi An is also well-known for its quality beaches, diverse water and adventure-based activities, world-class golf courses and proximity to two other UNESCO World Heritage sites—the ancient imperial city of Hue and the ruins of the Champa Empire at My Son.
According to Marriott, the Hoi an Marriott Resort & Spa will be located at Cua Dai Beach on the South China Sea, approximately a five-minute drive northeast of Hoi An’s Ancient Town and about a 35-minute drive from Da Nang International Airport .
“We’re delighted by the continued expansion of our hotel portfolio in Vietnam and to participate in the emergence of Vietnam as a world-class travel destination,” said Simon Cooper, Marriott’s president for the Asia-Pacific region. “With its emphasis on contemporary design, technology and attention to guest service, backed by Marriott’s wide-ranging distribution channels, strong sales and marketing systems and brand recognition, we’re confident that the Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will very quickly become a favorite choice among MICE and leisure travelers who select Hoi An as their next port of call.”
Guestrooms at the Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will be stylishly appointed and will have balconies from which to enjoy the panoramic beach and coastline. The resort will have four food and beverage outlets as well as abundant recreational amenities such as three swimming pools, a world-class spa and outdoor tennis courts. The Hoi An Marriott Resort & Spa will also feature 1,100 square meters of function space including a 750-square meter ballroom.
The Marriott International portfolio in Vietnam currently includes the Renaissance Riverside Saigon and the New World Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Six additional properties are planned or under construction. They include the 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Ham Tan (2011), the 250-room Nha Trang Marriott (2012), the 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi (2012), the 320-room JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa (2014), Vinh Hoi Bay-A Ritz-Carlton Reserve (2014) and the 271-room JW Marriott Da Nanag Resort (2015).
Source: The Financial | Marriott International, Inc.