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TUI Blue to expand in Asia with debut hotel in Vietnam to open in Spring 2020

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TUI Blue to expand in Asia with debut hotel in Vietnam to open in Spring 2020

TUI’s flagship hotel group, TUI Blu, has announced plans to expand its portfolio in Asia, debuting in Vietnam next year with TUI Blue Nam Hoi An hotel…

With the opening of TUI Blue Nam Hoi An hotel slated to take place in March 2020, the hotel brand is set to become the world’s largest leisure hotel brand, slated to expand its portfolio to more than 100 hotels by 2020:

TUI Group’s existing portfolio of own hotels in Asia includes three Robinson Clubs in the Maldives and in Thailand and three Riu hotels in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. In addition, TUI operates three concept hotels in the region. TUI Blue Nam Hoi An is the first hotel of the world’s leading tourism group in Vietnam. The resort, to be converted and extended in the style of the flagship brand, will expand TUI Group’s portfolio of long-haul destinations for European travellers.

“We see great potential for TUI Blue in Asia and have already started to pursue further growth plans. South East Asian destinations enable us to operate our hotels all year round, reducing our seasonal swing, and to tap into new target groups,” said Sebastian Ebel, TUI Group Executive Board member is charge of Hotels & Resorts. “We also work with local partners”, said Thomas Pietzka, Managing Director TUI Hotels & Resorts. “We are investing in our first hotel in Vietnam in cooperation with our new joint venture partner TMG, a company with many years of experience in the tourism and hospitality sector in Asia. They ideally complement the expertise held by TUI Blue, which will be in charge operating the new hotel.”

The TUI Blue Nam Hoi An hotel features 318 rooms and is situated in a beachfront location on the fine sandy Tam Tien beach on the Central Vietnamese coast. Holidaymakers can combine their stay with a visit to the coastal town Hoi An. Its well-preserved old town with numerous canals and diverse architecture is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. “Vietnam is a perfect hotel location for travellers interested in culture”, said Artur Gerber, Managing Director TUI Blue. “The country offers ideal conditions for guests wishing to combine their stay with authentic experiences in the region. From 2020, we will label corresponding hotel offerings as ‘TUI Blue For All‘.”

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TUI Blue expands its portfolio to ten hotels

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Two new openings for the lifestyle hotel brand in Majorca and Turkey.

TUI Group’s two year-old lifestyle hotel brand TUI Blue has grown its portfolio to ten hotels, with the addition of TUI Blue Rocador in Majorca and TUI Blue Marmaris on the Turkish Aegean.

The newly opened TUI Blue Rocador 4-star hotel is located directly on the beach in Cala d’Or in the southeast of Majorca and offers 211 rooms. The TUI Blue Marmaris – also 4-star – has begun receiving its first guests, offering 279 rooms spread across cottage-style villas in a pine forest.

Both hotels focus on adults and couples and can be booked by guests over 16. TUI says the Blue brand offers a ‘modern interpretation of typical regional cuisine’, cutting-edge technology and the Bluef!t concept for fitness, wellness and nutrition.

“With TUI Blue, we have launched a hotel brand that blends TUI’s quality and brand propositions with entirely individual and authentic holiday experiences,” said Erik Friemuth, Managing Director TUI Hotels & Resorts. “The success of our hotel concept is reflected by high customer satisfaction levels. We will continue to expand the concept in future.”

“This new type of hotel is now represented by ten hotels in eight countries,” added Artur Gerber, Managing Director TUI Blue. “We are now planning to take the next step by offering our customers further destinations in the medium- and long-haul segments.”