IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, signed agreements with Ho Tram Project Company Limited (HTP) to rebrand The Grand Ho Tram at The Grand Ho Tram Strip integrated resort to InterContinental Grand Ho Tram within a year after refurbishments. A new build Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will also open in 2020. The signing reinforces IHG’s growth in resort locations in Vietnam, and strengthens its presence in the region.
Serena Lim, Vice President, Development for IHG South East Asia & Korea, commented: “This signing marks a new milestone in our growth in Vietnam, as we welcome our first Holiday Inn Resort in the country and continue to expand our InterContinental brand. As international and domestic travel continues to grow, the expansion of the property and facilities puts us in a great position to provide different experiences for a diverse group of guests.”
As the first integrated resort to have launched in Vietnam, The Grand Ho Tram Strip has developed a reputation as one of Vietnam’s most popular leisure and offsite MICE locations due to its pristine beaches and short two-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Its accessibility makes it an attractive getaway for both domestic and international travellers.
With The Grand Ho Tram to be rebranded InterContinental Grand Ho Tram, the 543-key luxury property is an integrated resort with three F&B outlets, a state-of-the-art convention centre that can accommodate up to 1,100 people inclusive of a large ballroom and five meeting rooms, outdoor pools, gym, spa, golf course, along with a retail space featuring a multitude of entertainment options including restaurants, bars, lounges, clubs and casino.
Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will be a 561-key hotel featuring facilities geared for family fun. Guests can enjoy their time at swimming pools and enjoy captivating views of the long coastline at the 360-degree rooftop bar. Additionally, the hotel will have direct access to facilities including a cinema, bowling arcade, food court and water park.
The two properties provide a strong MICE offering comprising of a variety of venues including: a convention centre for meetings and events which hosts up to 1,100 people, a casino for international visitors, F&B options as well as entertainment activities. Plans are underway to increase capacity to cater for larger events for up to 1,100 people, further enhancing the offer for MICE programmes. Also situated on The Grand Ho Tram Strip is the renown 18-hole links championship golf course, The Bluffs, designed by Greg Norman, and ranked top 100 in the world by Golf Digest.
Mr. Michael Kelly, Chairman and CEO of HTP, said, “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with IHG with the developments on the Ho Tram Strip. IHG has an impressive track record in Vietnam with a large presence and is a strong brand-fit for our properties with both InterContinental and Holiday Inn. Together, we look forward to hosting guests and delivering memorable experiences here in Ho Tram.”
IHG currently has 13 hotels in Vietnam, with more than half under the InterContinental brand including award winning properties such as the acclaimed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort.
About The Grand Ho Tram Strip
Just a two-hour drive from Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex is spread across more than 164 hectares of land along 2.2 kilometres of pristine beach in Ho Tram.
Since its inception in 2013, this complex includes 1,100 rooms with world-class entertainment facilities. Guests at The Grand Ho Tram Strip will be accorded access to an array of facilities including a with state-of-the-art convention centre space with the capacity to serve up to 1,100 guests, expansive swimming pools, 15 restaurants and bars, casino, spas, shopping arcade, fitness centres, miniature golf, cinema, game zone, karaoke rooms, outdoor park, and a wide variety of beach-front recreation activities.
Under a franchisee agreement with IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the flagship tower will be rebranded into InterContinental Grand Ho Tram in Q3 2021, offering 543 luxurious rooms and suites.
The second tower- Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will be launched in Q1 2022. This new lifestyle tower consists of 561 well-appointed rooms with inviting space, furnishing and a beach-club styled décor with uninterrupted sea views. Additional facilities include an expansive outdoor park area with extensive activities. A large Kids Club, diverse restaurant & bar offerings, Game Zone, bowling alley, a Tavern, golf simulator, pool tables complement the extended F&B/Entertainment facilities.
Its adjacent golf course, The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip, was designed by Greg Norman and opened in 2014 and has gone on to win countless prestigious awards such as World’s Best New Golf Course and is a multiple winner of Vietnam’s Best Golf Course. The Bluffs was also the first course in Vietnam to ever make Golf Digest’s Top 100 list for courses around the world for 6 consecutive years and hosted the successful Ho Tram Open which was awarded Asian Tour Event Of The Year.
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