Swiss-Belhotel International, the global hospitality management chain, has revealed major expansion plans in one of the world’s most exciting and rapidly-emerging tourism markets – Vietnam. Currently, the group operates one hotel in Vietnam, Swiss-Belresort Tuyen Lam, an enchanting upscale retreat in the country’s Central Highlands, not far from Da Lat. The company is set to expand its Vietnamese portfolio to at least ten hotels and resorts by 2021, including landmark openings in important business and leisure destinations all across the country.
Swiss-Belhotel International has already signed two new hotels in Vietnam. 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 will feature 350 apartment-style rooms for short and long stays, plus extensive facilities including a spa, fitness centre, swimming pools, multiple F&B outlets, a ballroom and meeting rooms.
Then in 2022, Swiss-Belresort Bai Dai Phu Quoc will open its doors on the pristine coast of Phu Quoc, southern Vietnam’s island jewel. Nestled directly on the sandy beach, this exquisite resort will comprise 218 rooms and villas, plus outdoor pools, a spa and a choice of dining options, including a seafood restaurant and beach club. It will also include conference rooms for events and weddings.
Vietnam’s tourism industry is currently riding the crest of a wave, driven by a range of factors including a booming economy, rising domestic and regional affluence, forward-thinking government policies and modernised transport infrastructure. This has resulted in surging visitor numbers; international arrivals to Vietnam have doubled since 2015 and tripled in the last decade, reaching 15.5 million in 2018 – a new full-year record. The country’s hotel sector is also thriving; according to data from STR, there are now 23,359 hotel rooms under construction in Vietnam – equivalent to almost 25 percent of the country’s existing room supply.
Swiss-Belhotel International now operates a global portfolio of almost 150 hotels, resorts and residences on four continents. The company also offers a collection of 14 brands, ranging from value conscious and boutique hotels to luxury resorts and serviced residences.
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