October 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // HALONG BAY, VIETNAM – Building on strategic efforts to grow its brands throughout key leisure markets in South East Asia, Wyndham Hotel Group today announced an agreement for its first property in Vietnam, the new construction, 217-room Wyndham Legend Halong.
Owned by Ha Long Star Service & Tourist Joint Stock Company, the property will be located in Halong City, the gateway to World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. The USD$40 million development is currently under construction and is scheduled to open under the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts® brand flag in early 2016. It will include all-day dining, meeting rooms, a pool bar and an onsite gym.
“Vietnam is a key tourism destination in South East Asia, drawing just shy of eight million visitors in 2014, and Halong Bay is one of the country’s premier attractions,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, South East Asia and Pacific Rim for Wyndham Hotel Group. “With its unique beauty, its growing popularity among travellers, and its key positioning along Vietnam’s main route to southern China, Halong Bay is exactly the kind of destination we’re expanding in right now. Wyndham Legend Halong will provide visitors to this beautiful part of the world with all the comforts and amenities you would expect from a world-class, upscale hotel.”
Made up of some 1,600 limestone islands and islets rising from emerald waters, Halong Bay is a spectacular site that is easily accessed by coach transfer or private driver from Hanoi.
“We are proud to partner with the world’s largest hotel company to introduce the Wyndham® brand to Vietnam,” said Dr. Nguyen Ba Dung, Chairman of Ha Long Star Service & Tourist Joint Stock Company. “We believe this hotel will boost tourism in the region and become a favourite among travellers to Halong Bay.”
Throughout South East Asia and the Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotel Group currently has more than 60 hotels open and operating under its Ramada, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Days Inn®, TRYP by Wyndham® and Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham® brands.
Part of Wyndham Hotel Group, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, offers upscale hotel and resort accommodations at more than 200 properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and China. Most Wyndham® hotels are franchised by Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC or its affiliate. Certain Wyndham hotels are owned or managed by an affiliate of Wyndham Hotel Group, LLC. Additional information and reservations for all Wyndham hotels are available by visiting www.wyndham.com. Travelers have the opportunity to earn and redeem points through Wyndham Rewards®, the brand’s guest loyalty program, which can be joined for free at www.wyndhamrewards.com.
Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and is one of three hospitality business units of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN). As both a leading hotel brand franchisor and hotel management services provider, the company’s global portfolio consists of approximately 7,760 properties and 672,000 rooms in 71 countries under the following brands: Dolce Hotels and Resorts®,
Wyndham Grand® Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®, Wyndham Garden® Hotels, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham®, Ramada®, Baymont Inn & Suites®, Days Inn®, Super 8®, Howard Johnson®, Travelodge® and Knights Inn®. Wyndham Rewards, the company’s guest loyalty program, offers more than 40 million members the opportunity to earn and redeem points at thousands of hotels across the world. For more information, visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com.
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