Accor has opened its first MGallery hotel in
Vietnam. La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc, previously named the Grand
Mercure La Veranda Resort and Spa, began using the MGallery label
today, 1 September 2009.
Patrick Basset, Accor Vice President Vietnam,
Philippines, South Korea and Japan said, “MGallery is a label that
has been attached to special collection of hotels world wide.
These selected hotels are expressive, interesting and attract
travelers that place the hotel stay at the centre of their
travels. La Veranda Phu Quoc is no exception, offering a unique
experience in a memorable setting.
The hotel has just completed an extensive brand
enhancement process, which has involved the development of new
services and rituals and the deployment of a new identity. La
Veranda Resort will be a worthy addition to the MGallery
collection of hotels.”
La Veranda Resort is located on the white sandy
Duong Dong Beach on Phu Quoc Island, the largest island in
Vietnam. This property is integrated as a conduit between tropical
lush green jungle and the turquoise waters of the Gulf of
La Veranda Resort is styled after a French
Colonial seaside mansion featuring dark wood, mosaic tiles,
exposed feature brick work, unhurried ceiling fans, double doors
and high ceilings.
Vietnamese touches are evident throughout the 43
guest rooms and villas with the carefully selected decorative
items that adorn the corridors and period furniture.
Pepper Tree, the hotels restaurant, offers
creative dishes including ‘Tushi’, which is a harmonious and a
tempting combination of Spanish Tapas and Japanese Sushi.
The hotel’s spa is spacious, airy and calming
with a range of products that use 100% natural and carefully
blended ingredients to help soothe the mind, relax the body and
stimulate the senses.
A wide range of treatments are conducted
by a team of professionals. Tai Chi or Chi Qong exercises are
available options for guests, by the hotel swimming pool or on the
hotels private sandy beach.
Phu Quoc Island is accessible by a 50 minute
flight from Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to the tropical beaches
and ocean, a majority of the island is dedicated to national park,
home to over 900 plant species, and protected marine environment.
Phu Quoc is a destination with various activities and attractions
and perfect for those with an adventurous spirit or those seeking
Nicolas Josi, General Manager of La Veranda
Resort, said “We are delighted that La Veranda Resort has been
selected to join the MGallery Collection and being the first in
Vietnam makes it truly special. The property, the destination and
the location of the hotel wedged between so much natural beauty,
has always made a stay at the resort special, the addition of the
MGallery label to the hotel further ensures a quality and
distinctive experience at La Veranda.”
Today there are 27 MGallery hotels in 19
countries across 5 continents.
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