Swiss-Belhotel International unveils ambitious expansion plans in Vietnam
Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has revealed plans for a significant expansion of its hotel collection in Vietnam, among the world’s most exciting and rapidly-emerging tourism markets.
At present, the combined group operates one hotel in Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam, an enchanting upscale retreat in the country’s Central Highlands, not from Da Lat far. Blending graceful local hospitality with European style, this 151-room resort is favored by leisure travellers, golfers and alike meeting planners.
But the business is now looking to expand its Vietnamese portfolio to at the very least 10 hotels and resorts by 2021, including landmark openings in important business and leisure destinations all over the national country.
Swiss-Belhotel International has signed two new hotels in Vietnam already. Firstly, Swiss-Belhotel Suites & Residences Ha Long Bay is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2019, overlooking the northeast Vietnam’s spectacular UNESCO World Heritage-listed seascape. This impressive new property shall feature 350 apartment-style rooms for short and long stays, plus extensive facilities including a spa, fitness centre, pools, multiple F&B outlets, a ballroom and meeting rooms.
Then, Swiss-Belresort Bai Dai Phu Quoc shall open its doors on the pristine coast of Phu Quoc, southern Vietnam’s island jewel. Nestled on the sandy beach directly, this exquisite resort will comprise 218 villas and rooms, plus outdoor pools, a spa and either dining options, including a seafood beach and restaurant club. It’ll provide space for events and weddings also.
These exceptional new properties represent the caliber of project Swiss-Belhotel International is currently attracting in Vietnam. The ongoing company continues to pursue a number of promising leads in diverse destinations, including major cities such as for example Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and haiphong, beachfront locations like Phu Quoc, Quy Nhon and Van Phong, and cultural sites such as for example Hoi and Sapa An.
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“Using its beautiful natural scenery, long coastline and captivating culture, Vietnam can be an attractive destination extremely. Swiss-Belhotel International sees significant potential all around the national country, not merely in its beachfront locations however in its dynamic cities and heritage centres also. We turn to dealing with local developers to create Swiss-Belhotel International&rsquo forward;s world-class hospitality to guests in vibrant Vietnam,” said Gavin M. Faull, President and chairman of Swiss-Belhotel International.
Vietnam’s tourism industry is riding the crest of a wave currently, driven a variety of factors including a booming economy, rising domestic and regional affluence, forward-thinking government policies and modernised transport infrastructure. It has led to surging visitor numbers; international arrivals to Vietnam have doubled since 2015 and tripled within the last decade, reaching 15.5 million in 2018 – a fresh full-year record.
The country’s hotel sector is thriving also; according data from STR, there are 23 now,359 resort rooms under construction in Vietnam – equal to almost 25 % of the country’s existing room supply.
Swiss-Belhotel International operates a worldwide portfolio of almost 150 hotels now, residences and resorts on four continents. The ongoing company offers an accumulation of 14 brands, which range from boutique and budget hotels to luxury resorts and serviced residences.
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