Vietnam to embrace new IHG property

InterContinental Halong Bay Resort

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed for a new project in Vietnam – InterContinental Halong Bay Resort and InterContinental Residences Halong Bay.

In partnership with Ha Long Investment and Development Limited Company, a member of BIM Group, the project marks IHG’s expansion into Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province.

Slated to open in 2023, the property will boast a beachfront location in Halong Bay, which includes more than 1,600 islands. InterContinental Halong Bay Resort will comprise 175 guest rooms, while InterContinental Residences Halong Bay will be made up of 60 apartments, ranging from one- to three-bedroom apartments, as well as 41 villas. Guests and residents alike will be able to enjoy five restaurant and bar outlets, four pools, a gym, kids club and spa. Event hosts will find the property’s six meeting rooms well equipped to facilitate any occasion, with the largest room able to accommodate up to 500 people.

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Vice president, development – South East Asia and Korea, IHG, Serena Lim stated: “Staying true to InterContinental’s heritage of pioneering luxury travel to new destinations, we are delighted to be expanding our long-standing partnership with BIM Group and taking the brand to the fabled Halong Bay, strengthening our presence across the country.
“This signing shows the continued trust our owners place in IHG and our brands and demonstrates the long-term growth opportunities within Vietnam’s hospitality sector,” she added.

Strategically positioned at Halong City’s gateway, the property lies just outside of the bustling main streets of Bai Chay. As Halong Bay’s first international luxury resort, the property is complete with its very own private beach and views of Halong Bay’s famous limestone karst structures. Leisure guests will enjoy convenient access to attractions including theme parks, water parks, beaches, integrated resorts, golf courses, popular shopping areas and night markets. Business travellers can benefit from the property’s proximity to MICE and convention centres, deep seaport operations, and upcoming commercial clusters.

IHG currently has 14 hotels in Vietnam across four brands, with plans to open 15 hotels in the next three to five years.