Marriott International Plans Two Luxury Hotel Brands in Quy Nhon Area, Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam in 2014
First Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Third JW Marriott to Open in Vietnam
At signing ceremonies today 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.
Mr. Canh of ITC Spectrum LLC, said, “We are very pleased to have the Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott brands as a part of the Vinh Hoi Bay development. We are confident in our partnership with Marriott International and in their ability to deliver world-class service to our guests. With our top-notch development and resort operator teams already on board, we have no doubt that Vinh Hoi Bay, positioned as an international luxury destination resort, will add a significant milestone to the Vietnamese tourism industry and in Asia as a whole.”
Both resorts will be located on Vinh Hoi Bay, approximately 25 kilometers 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 center, 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.
Vinh Hoi Bay - A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
The luxuriously appointed, 100-villa Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be perched along a hillside on the southern edge of the complex in Quy Nhon. With accommodations that offer unspoiled ocean views, private plunge pools, indoor and outdoor showers set among lush indigenous flora, the sense of privacy and comfort will allow guests to indulge in the scenery and detach from the world during their stay.
The design philosophy unifying every Ritz-Carlton Reserve is the creation of astonishing experiential spaces that celebrate guest individuality and the uniqueness of place. By creating designs that blend seamlessly into ultra-remote private locations, Ritz-Carlton Reserve amplifies extraordinary parts of the world in a sustainable way.
Design inspiration is taken from the unique environment in which each property is based. From native architectural signatures and innovative local art to indigenous furniture and motifs inspired by regional tradition, every design element of a Ritz-Carlton Reserve powerfully locates guests in a sense of rare place. More importantly, respect for the unique character of every guest informs all design elements of a Ritz-Carlton Reserve by focusing on the essentials of individuality.
“The Ritz-Carlton Reserve portfolio of idyllic retreats offers guests a contemporary interpretation of the local lifestyle and culture. The concept is simple and yet exudes style and luxurious levels of comfort. This resort will provide a complete escape to the unexpected; a private, exclusive leisure experience that blends unique elements of the local culture, history and heritage with intuitive individual service, exquisite indigenous design, casual ambiance and respect for the surrounding environments,” said Simon Cooper, president and chief operating officer, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
“We do not work to one design mold, but rather allow the creative process to be destination and customer focused. Vinh Hoi Bay – A Ritz-Carlton Reserve will personify a unique design befitting its locale. Coupled with the natural warmth and easy smiles of the Vietnamese people and the legendary Ritz-Carlton service, Vinh Hoi Bay will be the perfect destination to host the first of Ritz-Carlton Reserve’s exotic, hand-picked hideaways in Vietnam.”
For dining and entertainment, the resort will have three restaurants including a specialty restaurant that will offer its guests stunning sea views and open-air seating, a lounge and bar adjacent to the lobby and a lounge on the beach.
Recreational amenities will include a luxurious Spa with eight treatment rooms, each with a private steam room, restroom and indoor and outdoor shower and bath, a spa boutique, a yoga/meditation pavilion and a hair and beauty salon. The resort will also have a swimming pool located near the fitness center, children’s and teens Clubs and a library/business center. Additional amenities will include a wedding chapel and gift shop.
For social events and small conferences, the resort will have 200 square meters of function space that will be divisible into two sections and will feature an open-air pre-function area.
JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa
Boasting distinctive architectural and interior design features that evoke its surroundings, the beachfront, 320-room JW Marriott Vinh Hoi Bay Resort & Spa will be the centerpiece of the complex. Besides offering expansive sea views from most guest rooms, the resort will have a lake around which its front entrance, conference facilities, Spa and some of its restaurants will be clustered.
It will offer a mix of beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites—all with luxurious bed and bath amenities and modern connectivity. Accommodations will have baths with separate showers and tubs; upgraded Griffin Club rooms will have five fixture baths. A stand-alone Griffin Club Villa with indoor lounges and an outdoor patio, permanent food service and reception desk will be located adjacent to the Club rooms and suites wing for the convenience of its guests.
For dining and entertainment, the resort will have four extraordinary restaurants offering unique and imaginative dining experiences and a pool bar. Meanwhile, a spacious, contemporary lounge and bar near the lobby will change its mood and look throughout the day, inviting guests to linger over a morning coffee or gather spontaneously with friends or acquaintances from morning through evening.
Recreational amenities will include a Spa featuring 10 treatment rooms; three swimming pools including a quiet pool at the Club wing and a separate children’s pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center including sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; a Kids Club; recreation room/library and a water activities center.
Additional amenities will encompass a full-service business center offering a comprehensive spectrum of business services, hair/beauty salon, concierge desk, gift shop and a retail arcade.
For social events and conferences, the resort will have 960 square meters of function space including three meeting rooms in varying configurations and a board room.
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to today’s sophisticated, self-assured travelers, offering them the quiet luxury they seek in a warmly authentic, relaxed atmosphere lacking in pretense. JW Marriott properties artfully provide highly crafted, anticipatory experiences that are reflective of their locale and give their guests time to focus on what is most important to them. Currently, there are 46 JW Marriott hotels in 19 countries; by 2013, the portfolio will encompass 73 properties in 28 countries.
Marriott International currently manages two properties in Vietnam – the Renaissance Riverside Saigon and the New World Hotel Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City. Four additional properties are currently planned or under construction in Vietnam. They include the 250-room Nha Trang Marriott Hotel and the 200-room Courtyard by Marriott Ham Tan, Vietnam, both of which are scheduled to open in 2013. The 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi and the 271-room JW Marriott Danang Resort are expected to open in 2014.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. of Chevy Chase, Maryland operates 73 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Over 30 projects are under development around the globe including future Ritz-Carlton Reserve openings in Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Turks & Caicos and in the United Arab Emirates. For more information about Ritz-Carlton Reserve, contact The Ritz-Carlton (U.S.) toll free reservations line at 1-(800)-241-3333, visit the Ritz-Carlton Reserve website at , or consult a travel professional. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR).
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