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IHG to open Holiday Inn Halong Bay in Vietnam in 2023

IHG has announced that it has partnered with Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company to bring its Holiday Inn brand to Halong Bay, Vietnam, in 2023.

Expected to open in 2023, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be the second Holiday Inn Resort to open in Vietnam, after Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach.

A 50-minute drive from Haiphong Cat Bi International Airport, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be located along Bai Chay Road and within walking distance of Sun World theme park and a public beach. Guests can take a day boat out to Halong Bay and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its 2,000 beautiful islets.

The resort will consist of 208 guest rooms and will provide an ‘iconic landmark’ on the city’s skyline thanks to its towering architecture and will be situated at the heart of a stunning mixed-used development project also featuring resort apartments and a retail podium.

Serena Lim, Vice President, Development for South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said:

are excited to partner with Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company – an affiliate of Global Invest JSC – to develop our flagship Holiday Inn Resort in Halong Bay. Its opening in 2023 will herald a new era of fun for the whole family in Halong City – a concept we know is in high demand and is reflected in our decision to open three Holiday Inn Resorts in the country – Ho Tram, Halong Bay and Sapa – in the next three years. We understand that families want to stay at a resort that offers both a great holiday experience and great value, and it needs to have dedicated on-site activities for kids of all ages, and be in a highly-desirable location, too.

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Facilities at Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will include three restaurants and bars, over 1,300 square metres of meeting space including a banquet hall, an adult-only infinity pool, an indoor kids’ adventure pool, a fitness centre and spa.

Mr. Nguyen Ba Tien, President, Global Invest JSC, said:

I am delighted to partner with IHG, who share my vision of developing world-class and integrated destination concepts in Vietnam which complement the ecosystem of Global Invest JSC’s industry verticals, such as our famous hop-on, hop-off buses. Since the pandemic began, we have seen Vietnamese families rediscover travel in their own backyards. This has offered a boost to destinations such as my hometown of Halong City, which is no longer just a transit point to Halong Bay but instead quickly becoming a top leisure destination in its own right. Located centrally in Halong City, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be the perfect base for travellers as they enjoy everything our mixed-use development has to offer. With outdoor adventures, scenic landscapes, theme parks and beaches, as well as best-in-class convention centres, within easy reach there will be something for everyone in this vibrant destination.

By 2025, IHG will have opened Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay, InterContinental Halong Bay Resort and InterContinental Residences Halong Bay in Quang Ninh province.

With 13 hotels in Vietnam, mainly in the luxury and lifestyle segment with the Six Senses Hotels, Resorts & Spas and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brands, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay continues IHG’s expansion into the mainstream travel segment and joins a pipeline of 19 hotels across seven brands.

Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the signing of the first-voco hotel in South Korea, Regent Kyoto, Atwell Suites Austin Airport, Holiday Inn & Suites Ballarat, four Indigo-branded hotels in Egypt, Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba, dual branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago, voco The Palm in Dubai, Intercontinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro, three hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar. IHG’s voco-brand has also opened its first hotel in Netherlands. The company has opened its first Intercontinental-branded hotel in Baku, Azerbaijan, Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, Holiday Inn Goa Candolim, Australia’s first next-generation Holiday Inn in Melbourne’s West and Holiday Inn Dublin Airport.

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