Wyndham Hotel Group introduces first five-star hotel in Halong Bay
Halong Bay’s first five-star hotel by a global chain will soon open in the charming province of Quảng Ninh. The USD$40 million Wyndham Legend Halong Bay, owned by Ha Long Star Service & Tourist Joint Stock Company, is scheduled to open in June 2016 and will be managed by Kosmopolitan Hospitality.
Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and the Pacific Rim said the hotel is bound to be highly sought after by affluent travellers looking for a distinctive local experience along with the comforts and familiarity of a world-class brand such as Wyndham Hotel and Resorts®.
“Tourism is on the rise in Vietnam and Halong Bay is gaining more attention from tourists who are interested in seeking out the town’s natural beauty and local culture. This is a well-timed opportunity for us, as the first global hotel chain to enter the market with an upscale property to meet the growing tourist demands for a premier hospitality product. I am certain that Wyndham Legend Halong will be a shining star in this tranquil coastal town.”
Kosmopolitan Hospitality will work in collaboration with Wyndham Hotel Group and the property owner for a complete hotel management solution including branding, sales, marketing and revenue management. Glenn de Souza, CEO of Kosmopolitan Hospitality, added, “Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® is a distinguished brand with a wonderful upmarket concept that will appeal to discerning travellers. We are confident of delivering the brand’s world renowned Count On Me!service promise to our guests and establishing Wyndham Legend Halong as a leading icon for hospitality in Vietnam.”
The Quảng Ninh province is situated along the north-eastern coast of Vietnam and is home to Hạlong Bay, a World Heritage Site known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by lush rainforests. The hotel is strategically located close to the Halong Bay Pier providing travellers with easy accessibility to explore the nearby attractions either by land or by sea.
Rooms and Suites
The hotel comprises 217 guest rooms including a luxurious Penthouse Suite. The rooms are spacious and sophisticated with breathtaking views of the ocean and Bai Chay Bridge. Features include polished Macassar trimmings, plush fabrics, flat-screen satellite televisions, mini-bars and a selection of luxury amenities.
Wine and Dine
Wyndham Legend Halong boasts a collection of five restaurants and bars offering a sumptuous array of dining options for every occasion. Blue Bay Restaurant is an all-day dining space offering Vietnamese cuisine, an international buffet and a la carte options. An authentic Japanese dining experience, Sakura Restaurant’s sushi bar offers the freshest seafood in a traditional setting. For a gastronomic insight into Vietnam’s rich heritage, modern French fare and European classics can be savoured at Le Papillon amidst views of the stunning sunset on Halong Bay.
All day light refreshments are available at La Terrasse, an alfresco café serving delectable snacks and freshly brewed coffee. To wind down in the evening, guests can indulge in an extensive selection of wines and spirits at Vivino Bar or at the Pool Bar for canapes and cocktails.
Fitness and Leisure Facilities
The five-star hotel is equipped with a range of leisure and fitness facilities suitable for guests of all ages. Guests can unwind with a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool or work up a sweat at the hotel’s well-equipped fitness centre. Families travelling with children can revel in the Kids’ Club with an array of activities for children to learn and play. For a truly pampering retreat, spa and sauna facilities are available with a selection of massages and body therapies to ease away tension and revitalise the body.
Meetings and Events
Wyndham Legend Halong offers over 1,055m² of flexible function space with four event halls and two smaller boardrooms for tailored meetings and events. The largest grand ballroom is able to accommodate up to 1,280 guests for a seminar or 650 persons for a gala dinner or wedding. The event halls are equipped with state-of-the-art audio visual facilities and a team of dedicated banquet professionals will be at hand to perfectly execute every event right down to the finest detail.
Throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands.