Wyndham expands in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay

Wyndham Legend Ha Long Bay. Photo credit: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is expanding its footprint in Vietnam with the signing of Ramada by Wyndham Halong Bay View.

Scheduled to open in first-quarter 2020, the 200-room hotel will be located in Ha Long City’s main tourist area. The project is being developed by Hong Quan Develop and Consultants JSC and owning company Lac Hong Construction & Investment JSC.

Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province, where Ha Long Bay is located, received 7.5 million visitors in the first half of 2018, including 2.5 million international travelers. This was a 14-percent increase compared to the same period last year, indicating a growing need for guest accommodation in the region.

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When open, Ramada by Wyndham Ha Long Bay View will have an infinity pool, a spa and fitness centre, retail outlets, and a rooftop garden. F&B options will include an all-day restaurant, a specialty seafood outlet, a restaurant with its own wine and cigar lounge and a sky bar located on the 34th floor.

The hotel’s launch will also coincide with a major expansion of infrastructure at Ha Long Bay, including the recent opening of a new highway that has reduced the travel time from Hanoi to two hours, and the construction of a new international airport 50 kilometers from Ha Long City.

“Vietnam is one of the world’s most exciting emerging destinations, with strong economic growth, rising affluence and improving infrastructure all contributing to record visitor arrivals,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim. “As one of the country’s most iconic attractions, Ha lLong Bay is a ‘bucket-list’ destination that draws international travelers from all around the world. As a result, the destination–like Vietnam as a whole–is in need of more international standard accommodations in a range of different market segments.” 

The Ramada will complement the existing Wyndham Legend Ha Long Bay. The company also plans to launch other hotels and resorts in key business and leisure destinations all across Vietnam in the near future, as the company undertakes a strategic, multi-brand expansion of its portfolio.