Wyndham Hotel Group has signed an agreement for its first property in Vietnam, the new construction, 217-room Wyndham Legend Halong.
Owned by Ha Long Star Service and Tourist Joint Stock Company, the property will be located in Halong City, the gateway to World Heritage-listed Halong Bay.
The USD$40 million development is currently under construction and is scheduled to open under the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand flag in early 2016. It will include all-day dining, meeting rooms, a pool bar and an onsite gym.
“Vietnam is a key tourism destination in South East Asia, drawing just shy of eight million visitors in 2014, and Halong Bay is one of the country’s premier attractions,” said Barry Robinson, President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotel Group South East Asia and Pacific Rim.
“With its unique beauty, its growing popularity among travellers and its key positioning along Vietnam’s main route to southern China, Halong Bay is exactly the kind of destination we’re expanding in right now. Wyndham Legend Halong will provide visitors to this beautiful part of the world with all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a world-class, upscale hotel.”
Made up of some 1,600 limestone islands and islets rising from emerald waters, Halong Bay is a spectacular site that is easily accessed by coach transfer or private driver from Hanoi.
“We are proud to partner with the world’s largest hotel company to introduce the Wyndham brand to Vietnam,” said Dr Nguyen Ba Dung, Chairman of Ha Long Star Service and Tourist Joint Stock Company.
“We believe this hotel will boost tourism in the region and become a favourite among travellers to Halong Bay.”
Throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resort, Days Inn, Tryp by Wyndham and Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham brands.