The latest signing consolidates Meliá’s position as one of the largest in the country
Spanish hotel group, Meliá Hotels International, has inked an agreement for a new hotel in Ha Long, the entry point to one of Vietnam’s most stunning tourist destinations, Ha Long Bay, further cementing the group’s position as one of the largest international hotel groups in Vietnam.
Meliá Halong Bay is set to debut in 2027 with 240 rooms and 302 serviced apartments spread over two towers. The spacious hotel will feature four restaurants and bars, an indoor swimming pool and an expansive palm-tree lined outdoor swimming space with man made islets dotted throughout, reminiscent of the neighboring UNESCO World Heritage site. The brand’s signature YHI Spa will also be part of the new property, along with 2,000 square meters of MICE Space.
The Ha Long announcement is the next milestone on an 18 month-journey of rapid expansion within Vietnam. The growing hotel group has now in total 23 hotels throughout the country including operating and pipeline, being one of the biggest international hotel groups in Vietnam. This summer the group opens Gran Meliá Nha Trang, Meliá’s most luxurious hotel to debut in Vietnam to date. In the next few years they will also open Sol by Meliá Cam Ranh Bay, Meliá Nha Trang Beach Resort, and Meliá Quy Nhon Beach Resort bringing more Spanish passion for service to the country.
“Ha Long Bay, and its archipelago of limestone karsts are one of the natural wonders of the world, and a thrilling vantage for our hotel group,” said Ignacio Martin, Meliá Hotels International Managing Director for Asia Pacific. “With this addition to our portfolio our guests can visit popular destinations from North to South and know they’ll receive the Spanish warmth and hospitality that our brand has become famous for wherever they are in the country.”
The new property is the ideal jumping off point to explore Ha Long Bay, where visitors will navigate picturesque waters peppered with more than 1,000 limestone islands.
Meliá Halong Bay will be owned by Hanoi Halong Tourism Company, a member of IDS Equity Holdings (IDS). IDS is a Vietnamese-based investment company with a hospitality portfolio across Vietnam.
About Meliá Hotels International
Founded in 1956 in Mallorca (Spain), Meliá Hotels International operates more than 380 hotels (portfolio and pipeline) throughout more than 40 countries, under the brands Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Paradisus by Meliá, ME by Meliá, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, The Meliá Collection, INNSiDE by Meliá, Sol by Meliá and Falcon’s Resorts by Meliá, plus a wide portfolio of affiliated hotels under the “Affiliated by Meliá” network. The Group is one of the leading companies in resort hotels worldwide, while also leveraging its experience to consolidate the growing segment of the leisure-inspired urban market. Its commitment to responsible tourism has led the Group to become the most sustainable hotel company in Spain and Europe, according to the last S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Silver Class). It also has ranked seventh in the Wall Street Journal’s list of the 100 most sustainably managed companies in the world (and the leading travel company) and is the only Spanish travel company included in the list of “Europe’s Climate Leaders 2021” by Financial Times. Meliá Hotels International is also included in the IBEX 35 Spanish stock market. For more information, visit www.Meliáhotelsinternational.com
About Meliá Hotels & Resorts
Meliá Hotels & Resorts, mother brand under Melia Hotels International portfolio, has 125 hotels in Europe (57), America (19), Cuba (15), Africa (5) and Asia (29). We are present in 31 countries and currently have 24 hotels under development in 10 countries.
At Meliá Hotels & Resorts, we stand out for our unique Spanish style in the hospitality industry and for our warmth, closeness and passion for service. This means that we offer our guests a unique wellness experience.
Our Spanish warmth and spontaneity are part of our Mediterranean roots and are always present in the Meliá experience. An experience that is enriched by providing thoughtful extra services. Paying attention to the smallest details and providing personalized experiences for each guest.
We see wellness from an innovative perspective. It is not wellness applied only to nutrition or wellness services, it is 360º wellness. The wellness we want to convey is global. You can find it in all aspects of the brand from different perspectives: physical wellness, spiritual wellness, leisure wellness, social wellness, occupational wellness, environmental wellness, financial wellness and nutritional wellness.
About IDS Equity Holdings’ Real Estate Development
The concept of Hospitality is about receiving guests in a spirit of goodwill. Hospitality implies warmth, respect and protection. It builds connections and appreciation among cultures and nations. Furthermore, hospitality brings forward tremendous economic benefits such as increase in national employment, flow of foreign exchanges and boosts in other related industries in Vietnam.
Understanding this, IDS aims to create a very unique segment of affordable premium hospitality products and services including hotels/resorts and office buildings to the market. Our real-estate products possess the experiences cultivated by IDS, managed by international operators and bring together the essence of contemporary Asian hospitality with a deep root in Vietnam’s rich history and long traditions.