IHG Hotels and Resorts is set to open a Holiday Inn resort in Vietnam’s Halong City in 2023.

The group has partnered with Ha Long Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company to open its second Holiday Inn Resort in the country, with another property located in Ho Tram Beach.

The 208-key property will be located in a mixed-use skyscraper on Bai Chay Road, which is a 50-minute drive from Haiphong Cat Bi International airport and within walking distance of Sun World theme park and a public beach.

Facilities will include three restaurants and bars, over 1,300 sqm of meeting space, an adult-only infinity pool, an indoor kids’ adventure pool, a fitness centre and spa.

Serena Lim, Vice President, Development for South East Asia and Korea, IHG, said:

“Its opening in 2023 will herald a new era of fun for the whole family in Halong City – a concept we know is in high demand and is reflected in our decision to open three Holiday Inn Resorts in the country – Ho Tram, Halong Bay and Sapa – in the next three years.”

Nguyen Ba Tien, President, Global Invest JSC, added:

“I am delighted to partner with IHG, who share my vision of developing world-class and integrated destination concepts in Vietnam which complement the ecosystem of Global Invest JSC’s industry verticals, such as our famous hop-on, hop-off buses.

“Since the pandemic began, we have seen Vietnamese families rediscover travel in their own backyards. This has offered a boost to destinations such as my hometown of Halong City, which is no longer just a transit point to Halong Bay but instead quickly becoming a top leisure destination in its own right.

“Located centrally in Halong City, Holiday Inn Resort Halong Bay will be the perfect base for travellers as they enjoy everything our mixed-use development has to offer. With outdoor adventures, scenic landscapes, theme parks and beaches, as well as best-in-class convention centres, within easy reach there will be something for everyone in this vibrant destination.”

IHG is also set to debut its Intercontinental brand in Halong Bay with two properties by 2025. The group currently has 13 hotels in Vietnam, the majority of which are within its luxury and lifestyle segment.