AccorHotels has signed two new resorts in Vietnam – Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will add 525 rooms to AccorHotels’ rapidly growing portfolio in the region.
Both hotels are slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Nestled on a pristine stretch of coast just 130km from Cam Ranh International Airport, Mövenpick Resort Van Phong will have 200 rooms and suites, plus 100 villas. Overlooking the sea, the resort will feature two restaurants, an outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre. For corporate events and weddings, the resort will have a ballroom and a range of meeting rooms.
Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay in Northern Vietnam, the 325-room Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay (pictured) will feature two restaurants, a rooftop pool and lounge that overlooks the spectacular views across the bay, a spa and a fitness centre. MICE facilities will include a ballroom and a selection of meeting rooms.
Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer for AccorHotels Upper Northeast & Southeast Asia and the Maldives, said, “The addition of Mövenpick Resort Van Phong and Mövenpick Resort & Spa Halong Bay will bring our total pipeline of Mövenpick properties to nine in Vietnam. AccorHotels currently has 28 properties ranging from economy to luxury brands across Vietnam. We look forward to bringing the brand’s signature Swiss hospitality to a variety of alluring destinations across the region.”
Vietnam was named among the destinations with the biggest year-on-year increase in international tourist arrivals at 29.1%, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) report. This year, the number of foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam in the first six months of 2018 surged 27.2% year-on-year to 7.9 million.
On 1 July, the Vietnamese government granted visa exemptions for tourists travelling from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy for the next three years until June 2021.