Radisson opens second seaside resort in Vietnam

The new Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh is open in Vietnam's Khanh Hoa province. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hotel Group has opened a new beachfront resort in Vietnam.

The new Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh has 292 rooms, suites and pool villas ranging from 45 square meters to 140 square meters. The 36 villas have private pools, cabanas and alfresco dining areas.

Public spaces include six restaurants and bars, a spa with a Himalayan crystal salt chamber and ice grotto, an outdoor infinity pool and a fitness center. The hotel also has nine event facilities, including the Grand Ballroom, which can seat up to 385 people for a dinner.

The resort is located on Long Beach, an 18-kilometer-long stretch of sand in Khanh Hoa province on Vietnam’s south-central coast. The property is a 10-minute drive from Cam Ranh International Airport, which offers direct connections to and from major Asian cities including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai.

Significant Expansion

Radisson Hotel Group is undertaking "a significant expansion strategy" in Vietnam, driven by the upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand. The Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh is the group’s second seafront resort in the country following the Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc. Five further projects are in the pipeline: the Radisson Blu Hoi An, the Radisson Blu Resort, Quy Nhon, the Radisson Resort Phu Quoc Long Beach, the Radisson Hotel Danang and the Radisson Hotel Quang Bin.

"Vietnam’s hospitality industry is booming," said Andre de Jong, VP operations, South East Asia and Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group. "Fresh opportunities are emerging across the country, driven by a strong economy, record visitor levels and expanding infrastructure. Khanh Hoa province welcomed 2.8 million international visitors in 2018 and leisure travel spending is forecast to increase 6 percent per annum over the next decade."

Vietnam reported 11.3 million international visitors in the first eight months of 2019, up 8.7 percent year-on-year, according to the country's tourism board. The numbers put the country on track toward achieving another full-year arrivals record, and the upward trend is expected to accelerate in the years to come: The International Air Transport Association forecasts that Vietnam will be the world’s fifth fastest-growing aviation market over the next 20 years, adding 112 million annual passengers. Hotel development also is booming, with STR predicting that nationwide room supply is set to surge almost 30 percent.