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Vietnam to welcome Mövenpick destination resort

Left to right: Le Hoang Vu, senior vice president, MIK Corporation; Jean Gabriel Pérès, president, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts; Lê Thị Hải Châu, chairman, Ngoi Sao Cua Duong Joint Stock Company; Andrew Langdon, senior vice president Asia, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts

Vietnam’s first ever integrated destination resort will be operated by Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.

In a strategic move that cements its presence in the fast-growing Asian hotel market, the Swiss hospitality firm has signed a management deal with Ngoi Sao Cua Duong Joint Stock Company for the high-profile Mövenpick Resort Phu Quoc.

The property will be developed by MIK Land covering some 51.62 hectares on an island that’s tipped to become the region’s next big tourism hotspot.

The fully-integrated beach-front destination resort, which faces the stunning Gulf of Thailand, will encompass a wide range of outstanding facilities including 250 hotel rooms, 100 residences and 50 luxury pool villas, when it opens in 2017.

A hotel school complete with staff accommodation is another ground-breaking feature of this unique development.

“Being selected to manage the first integrated destination resort in Vietnam on a stunning island earmarked for ambitious tourism developments confirms our status as one of Asia’s leading hotel operators,” said Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts president, Jean Gabriel Pérès.

“This exciting project will take our Vietnam portfolio to three properties strong by 2018 and paves the way for Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts to manage similar large-scale destination resort developments across Asia where our strategy is to gain a strong foothold in sought-after locations.”

Phu Quoc Island is a hotbed of tourism-related development with more than US$6.8 billion currently being ploughed into projects designed to create a destination to rival Asia’s perennial favourites.