Wyndham accelerates Vietnamese expansion with new Ramada Hotel
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchisor and leading provider of hotel management services, continues to expand its footprint in Vietnam with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View, a stylish new hotel overlooking one of the world’s most iconic seascapes.
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2020, Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View will be located in the heart of Halong City’s main tourist area, overlooking the breath-taking island scenery of Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Developed by Hong Quan Develop and Consultants JSC and owning company Lac Hong Construction & Investment JSC, this 200-room waterfront hotel will provide the perfect base for the rising number of guests visiting this alluring destination.
Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, where Halong Bay is located, welcomed 7.5 million visitors in the first half of 2018, including 2.5 million international travelers. This marked a 14 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
When open, Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View will elevate the standard of upper-midscale accommodation in the area, with a collection of well-appointed facilities. These include an infinity pool, a 1,000m² spa and fitness centre, retail outlets, and a rooftop garden. Guests will also be able to unwind in a choice of restaurants and bars, including an all-day restaurant, a specialty seafood outlet, a restaurant with its own wine and cigar lounge, and a sky bar located on the 34th floor providing stunning views over the bay.
Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View will offer easy access to all local business and leisure attractions, including the Halong Bay Cruise Boat Terminal, SunWheel Halong, Bai Tho Mountain, Yet Kieu Lake, and more.
The hotel’s launch will also coincide with a major expansion of infrastructure at Halong Bay, including the recent opening of a new highway that has slashed the travelling time from Hanoi down to just two hours, and the construction of a new international airport just 50km from Halong City.
“Vietnam is one of the world’s most exciting emerging destinations, with strong economic growth, rising affluence and improving infrastructure all contributing to record visitor arrivals. As one of the country’s most iconic attractions, Halong Bay is a ‘bucket-list’ destination that draws international travellers from all around the world. As a result, the destination – like Vietnam as a whole – is in need of more international standard accommodation in a range of different market segments. With our collection of world-class brands, including Ramada by Wyndham, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is perfectly positioned to meet this demand,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, South East Asia and Pacific Rim.
Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View will complement the existing Wyndham Legend Halong Bay, making Wyndham Hotels & Resorts one of the only international hotel groups to offer a choice of accommodation in this attractive destination. The company is also planning to launch many exciting new hotels and resorts in key business and leisure destinations all across Vietnam in the near future, as the company undertakes a strategic, multi-brand expansion of its nationwide portfolio.
When open, Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View will participate in Wyndham Rewards, the simple-to-use, revolutionary loyalty program from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Named a best hotel rewards program for the past three consecutive years by U.S. News and World Report, Wyndham Rewards offers members a generous points earning structure along with a flat, free night redemption rate – the first of its kind for a major rewards program. Learn more at www.wyndhamrewards.com