by Matt Alderton | July 12, 2018
Vietnam has seen a string of recent and future hotel openings by global hoteliers. The latest such announcement comes from Hyatt Hotels Corp., which yesterday announced plans to open its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Nha Trang, a coastal resort city in South Vietnam that is known for its white-sand beaches and its distinctive local cuisine. Scheduled to open in late 2019 along Tran Phu Street, one of the city's most prominent streets, Hyatt Regency Nha Trang will have 434 guest rooms -- most of which will boast sea views -- as well as multiple bars and restaurants, a swimming pool, a fitness center and over 12,000 square feet of meeting space.
"With its pristine beaches, night markets and abundant dining options, Nha Trang provides business and leisure travelers countless opportunities to explore the city throughout their stay," said Hyatt Asia Pacific Group President David Udell. "We are delighted to have this opportunity to … build on our commitment to expanding Hyatt's brand footprint in Vietnam, a destination that continues to attract our World of Hyatt community and guests."

Another Vietnamese resort destination that's seeing major growth is the island of Phu Quoc, where both InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Radisson Hotel Group have recently announced new properties. Last month, the former opened InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, which features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 guest rooms and over 21,000 square feet of meeting space. In May, meanwhile, the latter announced plans to open Radisson Phu Quoc on Truong Beach, on the island's west coast. Scheduled to open in 2019, it will have 218 sea-facing guest rooms, a choice of outdoor swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center and a kids' club.

Elsewhere in Vietnam, hoteliers staking their claim include Meliá Hotels International and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. In January, Meliá announced that it had signed four new properties in two Vietnamese destinations: the financial city of Ho Chi Minh and the tourist bay of Halong. The first to open will be INNSIDE Saigon Central, which is scheduled to debut later this year with 72 rooms inside what is currently the Amena Suite Hotel Ton That Dam. Located just 500 feet away will be INNSIDE Saigon Mariamman, which is scheduled to open in 2020 with 115 rooms after a renovation of the current Lavender Boutique hotel.

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