IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) signed agreements with Ho Tram Project Company Limited (HTP) to rebrand The Grand Ho Tram at the 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 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 533-key luxury property is an integrated resort with three F&B outlets, a state-of-the-art convention centre that can accommodate up to 1,300 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 a casino gaming floor.
Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will be a 502-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 1,300 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 3,000 people, further enhancing the offer for MICE programmes. Also situated on the 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.