InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a
management agreement with Europe Trading Investment Company
Limited for Hotel Indigo Saigon The City.
The property is the second Hotel Indigo to
be signed in Vietnam, and will be the country’s first when it
opens its doors in 2019.
The new-build hotel is in a central
location along District 1’s Ly Tu Trong Street, just six
kilometres away from the airport. Rich with historic character
dating back to the French era, the hotel’s locale is one of Ho Chi
Minh’s most timeless neighbourhoods — Ba Son. The
neighbourhood sits on the site of the former Ba Son Naval Shipyard
— previously an arsenal compound in the city’s port — and is home
to a fascinating assortment of local cafes, restaurants and shops.
The hotel will have 150 guest rooms, 3 meeting rooms
and a street-front cafe serving Vietnamese-inspired cuisine using
locally sourced ingredients.
Sukumaran, Chief Development Officer, EMEAA East, IHG, said,
“Since IHG introduced Hotel Indigo to South East Asia in 2015, the
hotel brand has enjoyed great success across the region. Set in
one of Vietnam’s most visited cities, Ba Son’s intriguing heritage
makes it the perfect next step for Hotel Indigo’s regional growth.
We are confident that Hotel Indigo Saigon The City will be an
ideal choice for travellers who value an authentically local
experience, with the consistency of one of the world’s leading
The developer, Europe Trading Investment Company
Limited, owns several hotels and has plans to expand its
existing portfolio with a special focus on the lifestyle segment.
Mr. Lau Duc Duy, General Director, Europe
Trading Investment Company Limited said “Ho Chi Minh City has
much to offer, and we are excited to partner with IHG to tap into
the strong potential that this market holds. With today’s
travellers increasingly prioritising locally immersive, authentic
and personally enriching experiences, Hotel Indigo will be the
perfect addition to our portfolio and we know that the brand’s
compelling positioning, coupled with the hotel’s excellent
location, will be a big hit when it opens in 2019.”
IHG currently operates three Hotel Indigo hotels
across South East Asia with a further
nine properties in the development pipeline for the
next three to five years. The Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay is
scheduled to open in 2021.
Globally, IHG has 80 Hotel Indigo properties
open and 83 hotels opening over the next three to five years.
Ho Chi Minh.