Photo: Hoàng Thu (VET)
Phoenix Legend Ha Long Bay Villas and Hotel complex expected to open for sale in June next year.
by Thu Hoang
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French multinational hotel group AccorHotels and Vietnamese developer the Thuan Phat Investment & Services JSC kicked off construction of the Phoenix Legend Ha Long Bay Villas and Hotel in Ha Long city, northern Quang Ninh province on March 9.
According to Mr. Nguyen Quy Tuan, Development Project Manager at AccorHotels in Vietnam, which owns and operates the project, Phoenix Legend Ha Long Bay Villas and Hotel comprises a five-star MGallery-branded hotel and its high-end apartments will be the first branded MGallery Residence in the world.
MGallery by Sofitel is a collection of high-end hotels around the world, with boutique hotels dedicated to lovers of life, literature and culture.
“Each of the hotels in the MGallery by Sofitel Collection has its own personality inspired by the collection’s three themes of Heritage, Serenity and Signature”, Mr. Tuan said, adding that the project is the first between the hotel group and Thuan Phat.
Located on Bai Chay Hill, the 3.5 ha complex includes 220 hotel rooms, more than 200 high-end apartments on 45 to 150 sq m, 26 villas on 300 to 750 sq m, and other quality facilities such as a wine cellar, a cigar room, a gallery, a rooftop bar and a restaurant.
Inspired by the image of the dragon and the phoenix in Vietnamese culture and designed by SDesign, led by famed Spanish designer Salvador Perez Arroyo, the project is expected to become an architectural symbol of Ha Long Bay.
Phoenix Legend Ha Long Bay Villas and Hotel also takes advantage of potential tourism and improving infrastructure in Quang Ninh province in general and Ha Long in particular.
The number of domestic and international visitors to Ha Long has increased strongly in recent years, affirming the position as well as the rapid and stable development of the local tourism sector. Figures from the Ha Long City People’s Committee show the locality attracted more than 7 million visitors in 2017 and more than 1.3 million in the opening two months of this year. About one-third are foreigners.
A number of strategic projects have been accelerated, including the Ha Long - Hai Phong Expressway, which will shorten the travel time by car from Ha Long to Hanoi to one and a half hours, Van Don International Airport, and the Ha Long - Van Don Expressway, which are expected to be completed this year and create major potential for hotels and hospitality projects in the city.
Phoenix Legend Ha Long Bay Villas and Hotel is expected to open for sale at the end of June next year. Its hotel and villas are expected to be finished and welcome guests and residents in the third quarter of 2019.
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