Entry of a new brand into Vietnam signifies strong family focus for leading resort development
The Grand Ho Tram Strip and IHG® Hotels & Resorts today announced the Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach ‘open’ as part of the strategic partnership and franchise agreement signed in 2019. This opening marks the first entry of the Holiday Inn Resort brand to Vietnam adding 561 rooms and suites to the crown jewel of Ho Tram – The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex.
Combined with the InterContinental Grand Ho Tram tower, The Grand Ho Tram Strip now totals 1,100 rooms in addition to its international-standard casino, award-winning golf course, expansive entertainment, MICE offerings and other residential development
Today’s announcement follows the signing of a strategic partnership in 2019 which saw The Grand’s developer, the Ho Tram Project Company and IHG® enter into a franchisee agreement for Vietnam’s first Holiday Inn Resort, as well as last year’s rebranding of the existing Grand tower to an InterContinental resort.
“We are excited to be expanding our partnership with IHG®. The Holiday Inn Resort brand matches and enhances our vision to appeal to family visitors,” said Mr. Walt Power, Chief Executive Officer of the Ho Tram Project Company. “The collaboration with Holiday Inn Resorts will solidify The Grand Ho Tram Strip’s position as southern Vietnam’s top family getaway.”
Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach includes expansive swimming pools, fitness centre, spa along with its fully equipped Kids Quarter, Game Zone, a food court, an indoor golf simulator, a family park including playground, giant chess boards and a fully-hedged maze, bars and restaurants serving succulent cuisines giving our guests various options they can indulge in.
With domestic family travelers clearly in its sights, Holiday Inn Resort boasts bright and airy décor throughout its opulent rooms and suites along with its signature kids and family suites. The Grand Ho Tram Strip will also roll out a series of family-friendly amenities over the next year. This will include a cinema, bowling alleys – all of which that Mr. Walt Power eagerly awaits, saying that he “cannot wait to be the first ticket holder to the cinema and the first person to throw a gutter-ball in our bowling alley!”
Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach guests will further be accorded access to an array of facilities at The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex including a state-of-the-art convention centre space with the capacity to serve up to 1,100 guests, world-class entertainment facilities, more than 15 restaurants and bars, food court, casino, spas, shopping arcade, fitness centre, miniature golf, cinema, game zone, built-in golf simulator sports bar, karaoke rooms, outdoor park, and a wide variety of beach-front recreation activities all set upon a stunning 2.2 kilometer beach, just two hours from Ho Chi Minh City.
Furthermore, guests can earn points for their IHG® Rewards, one of the largest guest loyalty programs in the hotel industry, from their spending at Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach and redeem points at over 6,000 IHG® Hotels & Resorts around the world, across any of the 16 brands. As part of the lucrative opening offer, guests booking directly with the Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will receive 5,000 bonus IHG® Rewards points and enjoy attractive opening promotional rates for their stay with a discount 20% on room and dining service at Lemongrass restaurant, a complimentary 02-hour access to Kids Quarter and free upgrade to next room category during weekdays.
Recognizing the current challenging period of the hospitality and tourism industry, Mr. Walt Power acknowledged the economic impact this opening will have, saying: “The Holiday Inn Resort will not just attract visitors to the Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, and has already created 500 new jobs – bringing The Grand Ho Tram’s total to approximately 2,000 – as well as stimulate further economic development for our province and our region.”
About The Grand Ho Tram Strip
Just a two-hour drive from Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City, The Grand Ho Tram Strip complex is spread across more than 164 hectares of land along 2.2 kilometres of pristine beach in Ho Tram.
Since its inception in 2013, this complex includes 1,100 rooms with world-class entertainment facilities. Guests at The Grand Ho Tram Strip will be accorded access to an array of facilities including a with state-of-the-art convention centre space with the capacity to serve up to 1,100 guests, expansive swimming pools, more than 15 restaurants and bars, casino, spas, shopping arcade, fitness centres, miniature golf, cinema, game zone, karaoke rooms, outdoor park, and a wide variety of beach-front recreation activities.
Under a franchisee agreement with IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, the flagship tower was rebranded into InterContinental® Grand Ho Tram in the middle of June 2021, offering 543 luxurious rooms and suites.
The second tower- Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram Beach will be launched in Q1 2022. This new lifestyle tower consists of 561 well-appointed rooms with inviting space, furnishing and a beach-club styled décor with uninterrupted sea views. Additional facilities include an expansive outdoor park area with extensive activities. A large Kids Club, diverse restaurant & bar offerings, Game Zone, bowling alley, a Tavern, golf simulator, pool tables complement the extended F&B/Entertainment facilities.
Its adjacent golf course, The Bluffs Grand Ho Tram Strip, was designed by Greg Norman and opened in 2014 and has gone on to win countless prestigious awards such as World’s Best New Golf Course and is a multiple winner of Vietnam’s Best Golf Course. The Bluffs was also the first course in Vietnam to ever make Golf Digest’s Top 100 list for courses around the world for 6 consecutive years and hosted the successful Ho Tram Open which was awarded Asian Tour Event Of The Year.
About IHG Hotels & Resorts
IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.
With a family of 17 hotel brands and IHG Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 in the development pipeline.
- Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Vignette Collection, Hotel Indigo
- Premium: HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels, voco Hotels
- Essentials: Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, avid hotels
- Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.