Marriott Signs Three Luxury New-Build Resorts
Marriott has signed three luxury new-build resorts in Vietnam,
with two of the signings marking the expected debut of two new brands in
the country: Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on the
tropical paradise of Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc.
The other signing is for Vietnam’s third JW Marriott
hotel which will be located in Trang An, an UNESCO World Heritage destination in
the north of the country.
The agreements were signed by Anthony Capuano, President and CEO of
Marriott International, during a recent visit to
He was joined by President for Asia Pacific
(excluding China) of Marriott International, Rajeev Menon, and
Area Vice President for Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, Jakob
Chairman Vu Quang Hoi from BITEXCO Group and Chairman Dang
Minh Truong from Sun Group also oversaw the signings during two
ceremonies that took place in Hanoi and Phu Quoc.
Hon Thom is
set in turquoise seas just off the south coast of Phu Quoc, and is
connected to the main island by a cable car.
Trang An is located approximately 90km east of
Hanoi and is famed for its sugarloaf mountains, rice fields,
caves, rivers and wetlands, as well as its historical temples and
JW Marriott Trang An Resort & Spa: Slated to open in 2028,
the JW Marriott Trang An
Resort & Spa is being developed by BITEXCO Group, which also owns
the JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi. Nestled amid lush wetlands and
verdant hills, the luxury retreat includes plans for 150
rooms and suites, plus a collection of 35 one and two-bedroom
villas, with options for private pools. Plans for the resort also
include two restaurants, a café, lobby lounge and two bars, while
leisure facilities are expected to include two pool zones, the
brand’s signature Spa by JW with six treatment rooms, a fitness
center, kids’ club with outdoor playground, and a recreational
activity center. In addition, the hotel is slated to feature
850 square meters of event space, comprising a 500-square meter
ballroom and two meeting rooms.
The Luxury Collection Resort, Hon Thom Island: Owned by Sun Group, the resort on Hon Thom Island
will be part of The Luxury Collection brand and is slated to open
in 2029. Located on the northwest coast of Hon Thom Island, the
luxury resort is expected to feature 305 rooms and suites, ranging
from 50 to 250 square meters.
Plans call for two pool areas, a kids’ club, activity center,
fitness center and a spa with seven treatment rooms, whirlpools,
saunas and steam rooms. There will also be six restaurants and bars,
as well as 1,690 square meters of flexible event
space, including a 900-square meter ballroom and three smaller
function rooms. Sun Group also owns the JW Marriott Phu Quoc
Emerald Bay Resort & Spa.
Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Hon Thom Island: Anticipated to open in 2028 and slated to be
designed by Bill Bensley, the new Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be located on an intimate estate close to
the south tip of Hon Thom Island, with stunning sea views of Phu Quoc’s southern archipelago.
The resort is expected to feature 40 pool villas, two resort pools,
a spa, salon, fitness center, three restaurants, three bars and
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment educational
program for kids, which will feature a two-storey activity center
and garden. In addition, the resort will feature a 300-square
meter event space suitable for beach front weddings. The resort
is owned by Sun Group.
“We are delighted to continue expanding our
portfolio in Vietnam, particularly in the luxury space,” said
Rajeev Menon. “Vietnam is a growing market for luxury
travel, with rising demand from both international and domestic
sectors. For overseas guests, Vietnam’s status as a destination
with many natural and cultural wonders makes it ideal for visitors
seeking one-of-a-kind experiences. The country’s domestic market
interested in luxury travel is driving a rise in demand for global
luxury brands. These signings further underscore our commitment to
the future of hospitality and luxury in Vietnam.”
The three signings add to Marriott’s robust pipeline
in Vietnam, accounting for more than 50 properties in the country.
Today, Marriott operates close to 20 hotels in the country,
across eight brands and 10 destinations.
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