Marriott International has announced plans for its first hotel in Hanoi.
The 450-room JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi is scheduled to open in 2012 and will be located next to the new National Convention Center in the Tu Liem District. This is about 7.5km west of central Hanoi and 22.5km south of the airport.
The latest centre of Hanoi’s expansion will also comprise high-end residential towers and townhouses, office buildings and recreational green space.
“Vietnam ranks high in our strategic global expansion plans,” said Ed Fuller, Marriott’s president and managing director for international lodging.
“Despite the current global economic slump, Vietnam remains committed to long-term economic growth and to capitalising on its attractiveness as a tourism destination for visitors, especially from Asia, the US and Europe where our robust market presence will provide a strong sense of familiarity for those considering a visit to Vietnam.” A 271-room JW Marriott Resort Danang has been slated for a 2013 launch.
The new JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi will feature architecture by Carlos Zapata of the US, known for his luxury designs.
Aimed at corporate travellers and business events, the hotel will offer an executive lounge with a small meeting room, a business centre and 2,150sqm of function space including two ballrooms and five meeting rooms. Other facilities include three restaurants and a café, a spa, a fitness centre, an outdoor heated pool and a gift shop.
Guests can also expect standard room comforts including separate showers and tubs, high-definition flat-screen TVs, high-speed internet access, safe, minibar and coffee and tea service.
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