ResortsA 308-room beachfront resort designed to help guests transit easily between business and leisure.

Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island welcomes a new Crowne Plaza

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Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island is one of five provinces open to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from selected countries last month.
Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island is one of five provinces open to fully vaccinated foreign travellers from selected countries last month. Photo Credit: IHG Hotels & Resorts

IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched a Crowne Plaza in Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island, one of five provinces chosen to welcome back fully vaccinated foreign travellers from selected countries last month, as part of the country's three-stage vaccine passport programme.

Located along Bai Dai beach, the 308-room Crowne Plaza Phu Quoc Starbay resort is a 40-minute drive from the Phu Quoc International Airport, 30 minutes from downtown.

Designed with a focus on supporting today's digital nomads, the resort's lobby for instance — termed the 'Plaza Workspace' — offers various zones to allow guests and locals alike to work, carry out business meetings, or socialise.

USB outlets and charging stations are also situated in multiple spots throughout rooms and public spaces, to allow guests to stay digitally connected.

The 308 rooms include 11 villas and 21 suites, ranging from 40sqm to 411sqm, and are designed by Zoo Studio, an eco-id architectural firm based in Saigon. The resort also practices the IHG Green Engage system: a four-tiered certification set by the Group, which suggests more than 200 'Green Solutions' to help hotels reduce energy, water and waste.

The Amber Sands Beach Club serves up locally sourced seafood and meat.
The Amber Sands Beach Club serves up locally sourced seafood and meat.

Amenities include a sheltered Olympic-length 50m lap pool and a lagoon pool, gym, and the Hoa Sim Spa. For dining, Horizons Restaurant - Lounge - Bar offers Vietnamese cuisine or international cuisines, paired with locally brewed craft beers or cocktails.

For something different, head to the Amber Sands Beach Club, which offers beachfront dining over locally sourced seafood and meat served a la minute in its open-fire kitchen, with the additional option of a fire dance performance available.

Families can put little ones at the Tribe Kids Club, which offers indoor and outdoor adventure play and a range of creative and enriching activities. Guests can also choose to explore the island's renowned national park and local fishing villages, or lesser-known attractions such as Starfish Beach.

Planners can book from the 416sqm of dedicated space, which includes a grand ballroom and three meeting rooms, allowing for a maximum of 480 guests at once.

IHG Hotels & Resorts now has 14 hotels in Vietnam operating under four brands: Six Senses, InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn, with another 15 in the pipeline including brand entries for Hotel Indigo, voco Hotels and Regent.

Source: M&C Asia

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