(IN SHORT) Marriott International, Inc. is set to expand its presence in Vietnam with the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts. These developments include the debut of two new brands in Vietnam: Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, a third JW Marriott Hotel is planned for Trang An, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northern Vietnam. These signings reflect Marriott’s commitment to meeting the growing demand for luxury travel in Vietnam, both from international and domestic travelers. The resorts are expected to offer a range of luxurious amenities and unique experiences, further enhancing Vietnam’s appeal as a destination for upscale tourism.
(PRESS RELEASE) BETHESDA, MD, 2023-Oct-27 — /TRAVEL PR NEWS/ — Marriott International, Inc. has announced the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts in Vietnam. The signings mark the expected debut of two new brands into Vietnam – Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on the tropical paradise of Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, Marriott also announced Vietnam’s third JW Marriott Hotel set for Trang An, the serene UNESCO World Heritage destination in northern Vietnam.
The agreements were signed by President and CEO of Marriott International Anthony Capuano during a recent visit to the country. 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 Helgen. 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.
“We are delighted to continue expanding our portfolio in Vietnam, particularly in the luxury space,” said Rajeev Menon, President for Asia Pacific (excluding China) of Marriott International. “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.”
JW Marriott Trang An Resort & Spa
Slated to open in 2028, 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, this luxury retreat includes plans for 150 spacious 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, this luxury resort expects to feature 305 rooms and suites, ranging from 50 to 250 square meters and includes family accommodations. 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. Six restaurants and bars will offer diverse dining options, and 1,690 square meters of flexible event space includes 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 is set to offer a complete escape and immerse visitors in a private world of luxury and natural beauty. 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 expects to offer a curated collection of 40 pool villas. Plans also include 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-story activity center and garden. The resort is also slated to feature a 300-square meter event space suitable for beach front weddings. This resort is also owned by Sun Group.
Hon Thom is home to a wealth of natural wonders, set in turquoise seas just off the south coast of Phu Quoc, and is connected to the main island by a breath-taking 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 palaces. This is Southeast Asia’s first dual World Heritage Site.
These signings add to Marriott’s robust pipeline in Vietnam, accounting for more than 50 properties in the country. Today, Marriott operates close to 20 properties in the country, across eight brands and 10 destinations.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of nearly 8,600 properties across more than 30 leading brands in 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its highly awarded travel program. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com. In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are nearly 120 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About The Luxury Collection® Hotels & Resorts
The Luxury Collection® is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of nearly 120 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 35 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information and new openings, visit theluxurycollection.com or follow Instagram and Facebook. The Luxury Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC currently operates more than 110 hotels in 35 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com, for the latest company updates, visit news.marriott.com and to join the live conversation, use #RCMemories and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including complimentary nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
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