Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International will make its Vietnam debut this December with the opening of the DusitPrincess Moonrise Beach Resort.
The property will be located on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc.
The result of a long-term franchising arrangement with Linh Chi Limited Company, the new hotel will comprise 108 rooms in a lush location overlooking popular Bai Truong beach on the island’s west coast, only eight minutes’ drive from Phu Quoc International Airport.
Phu Quoc, also known as Pearl Island, is located in the south of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand.
An up-and-coming tourist destination, the island is known for its long, sweeping beaches, rich coral reefs, and dense, tropical jungle. Popular attractions include Phu Quoc National Park, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve; and Dinh Cau Temple, built in 1937 to honour Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea.
Phu Quoc International Airport is currently served daily by ten domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi, while international destinations served include Cambodia, China, Finland, Korea Sweden, and the UK.
The airport is currently being upgraded and expected to welcome more than four million travellers per year.
A visa exempt rule grants international visitors 30 days upon arrival.
“Phu Quoc’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination is only set to flourish over the next ten years as many high-end developments are slated to open on the island,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive, Dusit International.
“Following our strategy for sustainable and profitable growth, which includes building our portfolio of international properties, the new hotel will open under our newly developed franchise model, which helps property owners gain maximum returns while providing them with all the benefits they expect from a global brand.
“We are very much looking forward to working with Linh Chi Limited Company on this special project.”