InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be making its foray into Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province with the signing of InterContinental Halong Bay Resort and InterContinental Residences Halong Bay with Ha Long Investment and Development, a member of BIM Group.
Slated to open in 2023, InterContinental Halong Bay Resort will feature 175 guest rooms while InterContinental Residences Halong Bay will be made up of 60 apartments, ranging from one to three bedrooms, and 41 villas. Guests and residents alike will be able to access 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.
Residences of InterContinental Residences Halong Bay will be automatically included in a rental programme, with apartments and villas available for third-party guests to book through IHG’s global channels. Building on the success of InterContinental Phu Quoc Residences, this will be BIM Group’s third residence project with IHG, with Regent Residences Phu Quoc currently in development.
Serena Lim, vice president, development for IHG, South East Asia & Korea: “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.”
Adam Riley, head of hospitality of BIM Group, said: “The Halong Bay area is set to evolve with a host of exciting new developments ahead, and we are confident that InterContinental brand is the right choice for this location and the development will be a fantastic addition to our portfolio.”
Strategically positioned at Halong City’s gateway, the property lies just outside of the bustling main streets of Bai Chay. Being Halong Bay’s first international luxury resort, the property sets itself apart with immersive resort facilities, complete with its very own private beach and a view of Halong Bay’s famous limestone karst structures.
IHG currently has 14 hotels in Vietnam across four brands, with plans to open 15 hotels in the next three to five years.