Best Western is to open a new hotel in Vietnam this
December, the Best Western Sapaly, Lao Cai.
Lao Cai is a well developed city, the
Northwest gate of Vietnam links with Yunnan to the West of Greater
China. The city is a bridge for the economies of the two
countries, especially regional industries.
The area is also
a recognised tourist destination featuring stunning scenery,
colorful cultural activities, and bustling markets overflowing
with unique handicrafts and other products. Tour highlights
include a dramatic boat cruise into remote, unspoiled areas.
Best Western Sapaly, Lao Cai forms part of the Lao Cai
International Frontier Gate Trading Plaza, a multi-purpose complex
with shops, restaurants and convention facilities located in the
heart of the business area of Lao Cai City.
plaza, in turn, is located just 200m from the International
Frontier Gate. As such, target guests for the hotel include
business people participating in the booming trade and investment.
Such guests are further facilitated by the hotel’s proximity to
nearby industrial parks.
Specially designed to
meet the needs of the modern traveler, the 180-room hotel features
a full range of the latest business
and leisure facilities. Rooms are of Superior, Luxury and Suite
standard while amenities include a 100-sq m swimming pool, health
club, restaurants, bar, and Jacuzzi. A ballroom offers seating for
up to 450 guests. Also included is a karaoke club and a disco.
Businessmen are well served by meeting rooms and a fully-equipped
Best Western opened its
first property in Vietnam in 2008; the 101 room Best Western Pearl
River Hotel in Hai Phong. The company has established an area
development office with a target to open five hotels in Vietnam
within three years in key destinations such as Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi,
Halong View, Hoi Anh, Nha Trang, and Dalat.
“Vietnam is one of the fastest growing countries in Asia with
rapidly developing infrastructure, vibrant business life and other
compelling attractions to explore,” said Glenn de Souza, BWI Vice
President International Operations – Asia. “Besides business, Lao Cai is also ripe for
tourism with vibrant cultural activities and beautiful natural
scenery that includes the highest mountain in the region,
Phanxipang. The surrounding region of North Vietnam and nearby
Yunnan, China, is one of mountains and rivers which Best Western
Sapaly, hotel guests also have the opportunity to enjoy to the
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