Marriott has signed a management agreement with
Vietnamese-American Hotel and Resort Limited Company, a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the American company, ITC Spectrum,
LLC, for two luxury hotels in Vietnam.
The 100-villa Vinh Hoi Bay-A Ritz-Carlton
Reserve will be the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve and the 320-room JW
Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa will be the third JW Marriott
property announced for Vietnam. Construction on both properties is
expected to begin in early 2012 with openings scheduled for 2014.
Speaking for Marriott International, Mr. Fuller,
President & Managing Director, Lodging International,
said, “These resorts will rank
among the best, most luxurious properties in Asia and we are
honored to participate in the emergence of Vietnam as world-class
resort destination. We are confident that, given the hospitality
of the Vietnamese people coupled with the unique beauty and
historic significance of this particular part of Vietnam and the
extraordinary ambience of these two distinctive resorts, both
properties will be in high demand from the start.”
Both resorts will be located on Vinh Hoi
Bay, approximately 25 kilometers north of the city of Quy Nhon, on
the central coast of Vietnam. They will be part of a 325-hectare
oceanfront, fully-integrated, mixed-use development which will
initially include three resorts, including the Ritz-Carlton and JW
Marriott properties, a championship 18-hole golf course designed
by Robert Trent Jones II, residential villas, a retail village, an
arboretum and other recreational amenities. Later phase of the
development will feature three additional resorts, more
residential properties, an equestrian center, a marina and other
Quy Nhon is located in Binh Dinh province
between Danang and Nha Trang. Its origins date back to the 11th
century and the Champa kingdom for which its legacy—the Cham
culture’s temple complexes - can be seen throughout Quy Nhon. The
topography of Binh Dinh province is diverse and attractive,
offering visitors lush highlands, forests, alluvial plains, lakes
and beaches - all in one destination. The airport, which is located
20 minutes from Vinh Hoi Bay, is slated to offer direct
international flights in the coming years.
Vinh Hoi Bay -
A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be perched along a hillside on the
southern edge of the complex in Quy Nhon. Accommodations will
offer ocean views, private plunge pools, indoor and outdoor
showers and will be set among lush indigenous flora.
For dining and entertainment, the resort will have three
restaurants including a specialty restaurant that will offer its
guests sea views and open-air seating, a lounge and bar
adjacent to the lobby and a lounge on the beach.
Recreational amenities will include a spa with eight
treatment rooms, each with a private steam room, restroom and
indoor and outdoor shower and bath, a spa boutique, a
yoga/meditation pavilion and a hair and beauty salon. The resort
will also have a swimming pool located near the fitness center,
children’s and teens clubs and a library/business center.
Additional amenities will include a wedding chapel and gift shop.
For social events and small conferences, the resort will have
200 square meters of function space that will be divisible into
two sections and will feature an open-air pre-function area.
JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa
The beachfront, 320-room JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay
Resort & Spa will be the centerpiece of the complex. Besides
offering expansive sea views from most guest rooms, the resort
will have a lake around which its front entrance, conference
facilities, spa and some of its restaurants will be clustered.
Accommodations will have baths with separate showers
and tubs; upgraded Griffin Club rooms will have five fixture
baths. A stand-alone Griffin Club Villa with indoor lounges and an
outdoor patio, permanent food service and reception desk will be
located adjacent to the Club rooms and suites wing for the
convenience of its guests.
For dining and entertainment,
the resort will have four restaurants and a pool bar.
Meanwhile, a spacious, contemporary lounge and bar near the lobby
will change its mood and look throughout the day, inviting guests
to linger over a morning coffee or gather spontaneously with
friends or acquaintances from morning through evening.
Recreational amenities will include a spa featuring 10 treatment
rooms; three swimming pools including a quiet pool at the Club
wing and a separate children’s pool; a state-of-the-art fitness
center including sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; a Kids Club;
recreation room/library and a water activities center.
Additional amenities will encompass a full-service business center
offering a comprehensive spectrum of business services,
hair/beauty salon, concierge desk, gift shop and a retail arcade.
For social events and conferences, the resort will have 960
square meters of function space including three meeting rooms in
varying configurations and a board room.
Marriott International currently manages
two established and popular properties in Vietnam - the Renaissance Riverside Saigon and
the New World Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Four additional
properties are currently planned or under construction in Vietnam.
They include the 250-room Nha Trang Marriott Hotel and the
200-room Courtyard by Marriott Ham Tan, Vietnam, both of which are
scheduled to open in 2013. The 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi
and the 271-room JW Marriott Danang Resort are expected to open in
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