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Thu, 24 Aug 2017

Best Western Signs Premier Resort on Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Best Western has signed a beachfront resort on Phu Quoc island in Vietnam.

 The 565-room Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc, scheduled to open in January 2019, is located on a prime plot of beachfront land on the islandís west coast.

The layout of the resort will also include a series of impressive villas running alongside the freeform outdoor pools, which stretch down from the main resort building to the beach.

Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc in Vietnam. Click to enlarge.

Guests will be able to choose from a variety of restaurants and bars, work out at the high-tech fitness center, or simply kick back, relax and soak up the sun on the resortís private beach.

ďPhu Quoc Island is one of Asiaís most desirable up-and-coming resort destinations, and we are delighted to enter this prime tourist market with such a fantastic resort,Ē said Olivier Berrivin, Best Westernís Managing Director of International Operations Ė Asia. ďVietnamís tourism industry is experiencing incredible growth. Having welcomed a record ten million international arrivals in 2016, the country continues to surge in popularity among tourists from across the world. With its unspoiled beaches, fast-developing infrastructure and relaxed visa regulations, Phu Quoc is at the forefront of this growth. We look forward to following the development of Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc in the months ahead, and to welcoming our first guests to this spectacular new resort in 2019.Ē

Vietnamís answer to Bali, Hawaii or Phuket, Phu Quoc Island attracted over 550,000 visitors in the first quarter of 2017, which represents an increase of more than 80% compared to the same period last year. Of that total 139,000 were visitors from overseas, up 53% year-on-year.

The island already features a wealth of attractions, including the Vinpearl safari and amusement parks, Dinh Cua Temple, Ho Quoc Pagoda, and a series of natural wonders such as golden beaches, verdant forests and spectacular waterfalls.

Snorkeling is a major draw for visitors, and an impressive new cable car attraction is also being developed, connecting Phu Quoc with its neighboring island, Hon Thom.

And with 250 investment projects worth approximately US$14 billion earmarked for the island, including an expanded international airport, Phu Quoc is expected to become even more popular in the coming years.

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