Best Western to open its second Vietnam resort in 2019

The BW Premier Collection BluPhere Pattaya, Thailand. Photo credit: Best Western Hotels & Resorts (BW Premier Collection BluPhere Pattaya)

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has plans to open a new BW Premier Collection beachfront resort in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

The Saint Simeon Resort, BW Premier Collection is currently under construction in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province on Vietnam’s south-central coast. The 135-room hotel is opening in the first quarter of 2019 and is near Ho Chi Minh City and Long Thanh International Airport. 

“Best Western continues to expand across Asia at a rapid pace–introducing new brands and welcoming new hotels tailored to meet the needs of today’s travelers,” Ron Pohl, SVP and COO for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring the BW Premier Collection brand to Vietnam, as its hotels are known for their local flare and upscale amenities-delivering a truly unique guest experience. We look forward to Saint Simeon Resort becoming a preferred hotel for travelers visiting the beautiful port city of Vung Tau.” 

“Vietnam is an important market for Best Western and we are delighted to secure yet another fantastic property in such an exciting destination-Vung Tau,” Olivier Berrivin, Best Western’s MD of international operations, Asia, said in a statement. “With its prime beachfront location and close proximity to Ho Chi Minh City, we fully expect this elegant resort to become extremely popular with local and international guests alike.”

Saint Simeon Resort will be the company’s fourth BW Premier Collection property in Asia. The brand's first property in the region—the Hotel Nagasaki, BW Premier Collection in Japan—opened in 2017. Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport recently joined the BW Premier Collection portfolio in Thailand. Construction is also underway on the brand’s second Thai hotel, BluPhere Pattaya, BW Premier Collection. The property is slated to open in 2019.

The Saint Simeon Resort will also be Best Western's second property in Vietnam. The group also has plans to develop a Best Western Premier hotel and resort in the southern island of Phu Quoc. The 565-room Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is expected to open in January 2019.