Leading global hotel group to manage Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay resort on south-central coast near Nha Trang.
The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, officially entered Vietnam with the announcement on November 25 of the signing of a management contract with the Eurowindow Nha Trang Investment and Tourism JSC to develop the Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay.
“As we grow across Asia-Pacific we are pleased to expand our footprint into Vietnam and into a segment that is currently underserved in the region,” said Mr. Thorsten Kirschke, President, Asia Pacific, of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “This latest Radisson Blu flagship will provide international and domestic travelers with a full range of innovative design-led products and services, delivering genuine and relevant guest experiences with Radisson Blu’s distinctive ‘Yes I Can!’ service philosophy.”
Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay marks the beginning of the company’s Vietnam growth story, which will focus on Tier 1 cities and resort destinations as well as second tier cities. Carlson Rezidor is currently pursuing development opportunities in leading destinations including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang, while also exploring upcoming destinations such as Phu Quoc Island, Hue, Dalat, Quy Nhon, Mui Ne, Sapa, and Hai Phong.
Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay is a 290-room, newly-built beachfront resort situated 4 km from Cam Ranh International Airport, which is one of Vietnam’s busiest and expected to handle 8 million passengers annually by 2030. Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay offers guests direct access to an 800-meter stretch of unspoiled sandy white beach as well as 40 high-end villas.
The hotel’s meetings facilities will include a grand ballroom and multiple meeting rooms suitable for both business events and social gatherings. The resort will offer guests the choice of two restaurants, a lounge bar, and a pool bar. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, the beachfront property is one of the most anticipated new developments along the coast of this stunning resort destination.
Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay is close to tourist attractions such as Ba Ho Waterfalls, Fairy Spring Waterfalls, and Thap Ba Hot Springs. Long Son Pagoda, Po Nagar Temple, Buu Phuoc Pagoda, and An Ton Church are also within easy reach, and given the deep waters off the bay, diving, sailing, and surfing are just some of the activities guests can enjoy. Radisson Blu Cam Ranh Bay will offer a range of water sports facilities as well as a pool, a fitness center, and full spa facilities.
“We are honored to partner with a globally recognized hotel group to deliver world class hospitality in Vietnam,” said Mr. Nguyen Canh Son, Chairman of Eurowindow Nha Trang. “We are confident in Carlson Rezidor’s management capabilities and in their Radisson Blu brand, which positions our hotel for solid performance.”
With the government’s push to accelerate infrastructure projects, the creation of a $100 million fund to promote tourism, the relaxation of visa regulations, and the growing number of domestic flights, the outlook for the hospitality market in Vietnam is strong, Mr. Kirschke said.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of international visitors to Vietnam in 2014 was 7,874,312, for a 4 per cent increase over 2013. The number of international visitors arriving in Hanoi in the first half of 2015 was 8.8 per cent higher than in the same period last year, while Ho Chi Minh City saw a 3 per cent rise in international arrivals in the same timeframe.
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading hotel brands, with more than 280 hotels in operation in 62 countries. It offers vibrant, contemporary, and engaging hospitality, characterized by its unique “Yes I Can!” service philosophy. Radisson Blu hotels are located in prime locations in major cities, airport gateways, and leisure destinations around the world.
Carlson Rezidor’s Asia Pacific portfolio has 101 hotels in operation across the region, including 44 Radisson Blu hotels. It also has 92 more hotels in the pipeline in Asia Pacific.