Thai hotel group takes its expertise to Vietnam

Thailand May 12, 2017 15:35

By THE NATION

Thailand-based global hospitality company Dusit International will make its Vietnam debut this December with the opening of the Dusit Princess Moonrise Beach Resort on the country’s largest island, Phu Quoc.



Under a long-term franchising arrangement with Linh Chi Co, the new hotel will comprise 108 rooms in a lush location overlooking popular Bai Truong beach on the island’s west coast, only eight minutes’ drive from Phu Quoc International Airport. 

The rooms will range from 32-square-metre Deluxe to 56-sqm Grand Suites, all providing sea views, while facilities will include an all-day-dining restaurant, a spa, an outdoor pool, a lounge and pool bar, a fully-equipped conference room, and a kids’ zone. 

Phu Quoc, also known as Pearl Island, is located in the south of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand. The island is known for its long, sweeping beaches, rich coral reefs, and dense, tropical jungle. Popular attractions include Phu Quoc National Park, a Unesco Biosphere Reserve; and Dinh Cau Temple, built in 1937 to honour Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea.

 “Phu Quoc’s growing reputation as a major tourist destination is set to flourish over the next 10 years as many high-end developments are slated to open on the island,” says Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive officer of Dusit International. “Following our strategy for sustainable and profitable growth, which includes building our portfolio of international properties, the new hotel will open under our newly developed franchise model, which helps property owners gain maximum returns while providing them with all the benefits they expect from a global brand. We are very much looking forward to working with Linh Chi Co on this special project.”