WHY IT RATES: Marriott International’s signing today of an agreement with Vietnam’s largest leisure and hospitality chain, Vinpearl, will see six existing hotels converted to Marriott brands and two new hotels added to the company’s rapidly growing portfolio of properties. company in the Asian destination. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Editor
Marriott International, Inc. today announced a strategic agreement with Vinpearl, Vietnam’s largest hospitality and leisure chain, to convert and expand 2,200 rooms across eight hotels in Vietnam, significantly expanding its hotel portfolio and of world-class resorts in the country. This collaboration includes the launch of the Autograph Collection Hotels brand in the country, while other planned openings cover the following brands: Marriott Hotels, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts and Four Points by Sheraton.
“We are delighted to work with Vinpearl to accelerate our growth in Vietnam,” said Rajeev Menon, president, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China), Marriott International. “With the country’s strong foundations for a resilient economy and the continued growth of its infrastructure, particularly in the tourism sector, we are confident that this collaboration will allow us to better meet the needs of our customers.”
Of the eight hotels, six are conversions that are expected to become part of Marriott’s system later this year.
Vinpearl Landmark 81, autograph collection set to be Vietnam’s first Autograph Collection hotel. The lifestyle hotel will join a diverse and vibrant collection of more than 260 independent hotels around the world selected for their inherent craftsmanship and distinct perspective on design and hospitality. Currently known as Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81, the hotel sits high in a sparkling 461-meter tower on the banks of the Saigon River and is expected to feature 223 rooms and suites, three food and beverage outlets, 12 spaces reception, business center, spa, outdoor pool and fitness center.
Danang Marriott Resort & Spa is expected to fly the Marriott Hotels brand flag following the rebranding of Vinpearl Luxury Danang. Nestled on Non Nuoc Beach, close to downtown Danang, the retreat is expected to feature 200 rooms and suites, 39 villas with modern residential design and locally inspired accents, offering guests enriching experiences alongside its emblematic and sincere spaces. service. Design plans call for five different food and beverage outlets, eight event spaces, an infinity pool, spa, kids’ club, tennis court, and a host of water sports, including a dive center.
Sheraton Long Beach Phu Quoc Resort is located on the west coast of Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, and is a booming tourist hotspot. Rebranded from the existing Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort, the resort is expected to feature 500 modern, residential rooms, suites and villas, three food and beverage outlets, extensive conference space, three swimming pools, a spa and a kids’ club.
Sheraton Hai Phong, currently known as Vinpearl Hotel Imperial, Hai Phong, is set to become one of the city’s top choices for business and leisure travelers and a hub for conferences and events at the center of the greater port city in Vietnam. The property is expected to feature 362 modern residential rooms and suites, four food outlets, one ballroom and four reception spaces, a swimming pool, spa and fitness center.
Sheraton Can Tho Hotel expects to be a historic property in the thriving city of the Mekong Delta. Currently operating as Vinpearl Hotel Can Tho, the 262-key hotel is located on the banks of the Can Tho River, surrounded by multiple attractions. Guests can relax at the restaurant, lobby lounge, terrace cafe and outdoor swimming pool with bar. There’s also extensive event space, including a grand ballroom.
Four Points by Sheraton Lang Son is a 21-storey hotel located in the heart of the charming northern town of Lang Son, offering panoramic views of the surrounding forests and mountains. Currently known as Vinpearl Hotel Lang Son, it is set to become the city’s first internationally branded hotel. The hotel is expected to feature 127 guest rooms and suites, four food and beverage venues, a spa and a ballroom, all meeting the needs of today’s daily travelers with its modern vintage design, stylish comfort, genuine sense of local and authentic service. .
Two new hotels are scheduled to open in 2025 – the Sheraton Vinh Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Ha Giang. Both are located in unique locations promising to attract not only domestic but international travelers as well.
Marriott International currently operates 10 hotels and resorts in Vietnam. The company recently announced plans to more than quadruple its portfolio in Vietnam with a signed pipeline of 30 hotels. Today’s announcement brings the company’s pipeline in Vietnam to nearly 40 hotels.
As a leading brand in the field of tourism and entertainment in Vietnam, Vinpearl currently operates 35 hotels and resorts in 17 cities and provinces, with a total of more than 18,500 hotel rooms and villas. The cooperation with Marriott International is part of Vinpearl’s strategy to advance and internationalize the brand in the hospitality industry. This perfect combination aims to elevate the diverse experiences of domestic and overseas tourists through Vinpearl’s signature local “all-in-one” resorts and world-class standard services from a prestigious international hotel company.
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THE SOURCE: Marriott International press release.