Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International has signed a management agreement with Ha Dat to operate the dusitD2 Vung Tau, the first dusitD2 branded property in Vietnam, slated to open in the second quarter of 2018.
Situated approximately 90km from Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam, Vung Tau is the former capital of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and is located on a spectacular peninsula with extensive beaches. It is a popular seaside getaway for domestic travellers as well as tourists from around Southeast Asia.
The upscale dusitD2 Vung Tau is located on the west of the peninsula approximately 10 minutes by car from the town centre. Upon completion, the hotel will feature100 rooms set within independent bungalows along with two grand villas.
In line with dusitD2 branding, the hotel has a contemporary design with a creative and vibrant decor. Facilities include an all-day-dining outlet, seafood restaurant, a stylish bar, a spa and gym, and a ballroom.
Popular attractions on the peninsula include Christ of Vung Tau, a 32-metre-high statue of Jesus Christ; Vung Tau Lighthouse, providing an uninterrupted 360 degree view of the city; and Vung Tau’s beach front, with its wide range of seafood restaurants and bars. Two significant entertainment attractions under development are Vung Tau Aquarium and Bau Trung, a Disneyland-styled theme park. The international airport located in Ho Chi Minh City is approximately 90 minutes by car.
“Last year, Vietnam welcomed 10 million international tourists, an increase of 26 per cent over 2015, and this positive growth looks set to continue,” said Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International. “This is now the perfect time to introduce our contemporary dusitD2 brand to the market, and we are delighted Ha Dat Company has given us this opportunity. We now look forward to providing a hotel experience that not only delights guests with our signature gracious hospitality inspired by authentic Thai values, but which also elevates Vung Tau’s profile as a destination while having a positive impact on the local community.”
“A key objective of this property is to elevate Vung Tau’s standing as a tourist destination, and in Dusit International we have the perfect partner to achieve this aim,” added Nguyen Vu Hung, chairman of Ha Dat.
Dusit International will officially make its Vietnam debut early next year with the opening of the DusitPrincess Moonrise Beach Resort on Phu Quoc island.