Marriott International Plans Two Luxury Hotel Brands in Vietnam for 2014

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    First Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Third JW Marriott to Open in Vietnam

    At signing ceremonies in Quy Nhon, Marriott International announced it will open two award-winning luxury hotel brands here in 2014 under a management agreement signed with Vietnamese-American Hotel and Resort Limited Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American company, ITC Spectrum, LLC. 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. Both resorts will be located on Vinh Hoi Bay, approximately 25 kilometres 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 centre, a marina and other amenities.

    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.

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    Daniel Fountain / 12.09.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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