What’s new in Vietnam
Vietnam remains one of Asia’s top destinations, with growth rates ranging from 50-75%.
Since reopening its borders to foreign travel, Vietnam has welcomed over 954,000 international travellers in the first seven months of 2022.
It includes 352,600 international tourist arrivals in July 2022, a 49% increase over the previous month.
Check out the top new and upcoming hotel openings, as well as the latest new experiences for this year.
Victoria Mekong Cruises
Victoria Mekong Cruises’ itineraries focus on cruising the waters of Southeast Asia’s mightiest river aboard the Victoria Mekong ship. The ship features 35 sleek cabins and travels throughout the Mekong Delta, visiting undiscovered, yet culturally rich destinations.
TMG Hoi An Discovery Marathon
Travellers who are staying at any of the hotels listed below, are automatically granted a free entry to race in the TMG Hoi An Discovery Marathon 2022, for any distance, which is an alternative way to explore this bustling city on foot. The race will take place on 18 September and runners will have the chance to take in Hoi An’s peaceful countryside, small villages and rice paddies along the race route.
Azerai Ke Ga Bay
Set amongst 4.5 hectares of verdant gardens, Azerai Ke Ga Bay is located approximately 180km east of Ho Chi Minh City. The resort is a secluded oceanfront retreat, centrally positioned on a five kilometre white sand beach. Azerai Ke Ga has recently launched a special golf package with PGA Nova World Phan Thiet, “Tee off Time”, which includes a two night stay in a Deluxe Suite with a garden view.
Azerai La Residence, Hue
At Azerai La Residence, Hue, a host of new offerings including the Aroma of Vietnam Cooking Class. In this class, guests learn how to prepare Vietnamese culinary favourites in a cooking and dining experience that spotlights famous central Vietnam dishes. The resort’s new elegant cruise boat also offers a private dinner cruise.
Based on an island just off of southwest Vietnam, much of Phú Quốc is a UNESCO-designated World Biosphere Reserve, and is also home to the first resort in Southeast Asia from luxury brand, Regent Hotels & Resorts. Regent Phú Quoc sits on a long beach and is home to 176 suites and 126 villas in tranquil, tropical surroundings with views over the ocean and the resort’s lagoons. The accommodation options include seven bedroom “ultra villas,” meaning everyone from couples to large extended families and friends can relax in style.
Da Nang is Vietnam’s fifth largest city and sits on the central coast, making it a popular departure point for a number of Vietnam’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the well known Hoi An, south of the city. The road to get there is dotted with hotels, including Radisson Hotel Danang on My Khe Beach with 182 rooms and suites.
Located in the heart of the city, Crowne Plaza Vinh Yen City Centre is the first 5-star international hotel in Vinh Yen downtown, a short 35 minute drive from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. The hotel features contemporary spaces allowing guests to connect and recharge. Ideal for business and leisure, visitors can enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to local attractions such as Tam Deo National Park, Truc Lam An Tem Zen Monastery and more.
With 580 rooms and apartments overlooking the majestic bay, Citadines Marina Halong brings a sophisticated local touch and a mix of entertainment, culinary and wellness facilities, including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, three luxurious restaurants and a bar with Asian western signature dishes.
Upcoming new hotels
With much excitement, Nobu Hospitality has plans to launch its debut hotel in Vietnam in 2025. The resort will consist of a 43 storey tower, based on the My Khe Beachfront. It will house 200 guest rooms in total, including 18 suites, a rooftop bar and lounge and a state-of-the-art wellness and fitness facility. There will also be 271 residential units and two penthouse apartments.
Avani Cam Ranh Resort & Villas, due to open at the end of 2022, sits right on the south central coast of Vietnam. Cam Ranh is a low key destination amid crystal clear waters, jungle covered mountains, and ancient pagodas. The resort will feature 300 rooms and suites, as well as 315 private villas, an all day dining restaurant, a bistro, and a beach club.
Mandarin Oriental Da Nang sits on a spectacular 30km stretch of beach which links Da Nang in the north with Hoi An in the south. It will be well located for guests to explore the attractions of the surrounding area, notably Hoi An, My Son and the royal city of Hue, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The project will offer varied resort experiences ranging from romantic breaks and wellness retreats, to local cultural exploration and family focused activities.