Cross Hotels Expands Portfolio In Vietnam With X2 VIBE HALONG BAY.
Cross Hotels and Resorts which has its Asia Pacific offices based in Bangkok has expanded its presence in Vietnam with a new hotel management agreement for the X2 Vibe Halong Bay. The management contract was signed with Halong Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company, a subsidiary of Vietnamtourism and Hanoi JSC.
Rendering of X2 Vibe Halong Bay
Due to open in late 2023, the property will have 470 rooms making it one of the largest internationally branded hotels in the area. It enjoys a prime location in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, less than 60 km from Van Don International Airport and a few hours from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, which has direct links to 25 major destinations across Asia with more to come in the future.
X2 Vibe Halong Bay when completed will dominate the skyline soaring 39 floors high of Halong Bay famed for its 1,600 limestone islands and outcrops.
Catering to both leisure and MICE travelers, facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, living room concept lobby, meeting and function rooms, all-day dining and a fully equipped gym.
“We are honoured that Halong Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company has selected us to manage what is destined to become an iconic showcase of X2 Vibe brand when it opens in 2023. We are passionate about delivering unique commercial solutions for hotel owners and enriching experiences for our guests” commented Mr Peter Lucas, CEO of Cross Hotels and Resorts in an interview with Thailand Hotel News.
Halong Bay Hotel Joint Stock Company chairman, Nguyen Ba Tien, said Halong Bay was one of the fastest-growing areas in northern Vietnam for tourist arrivals.
“According to the Tourism Department of Quang Ninh province, the destination welcomed 12 million visitors last year – up 24% from 2017.”
X2 Vibe Halong Bay will be the group’s fourth property in Vietnam, following the debut of X2 Vibe in Viet Tri, Phu Tho Province in August last year, and the signing of the X2 Hoi An Resort & Residence (opens 2020) and Away Hoi An (opens 2021). Cross Hotels and Resorts currently operates 24 hotels across three brands in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Cross Hotels is also planning to expand its local Thailand portfolio with newre targeted properties in cities like Phuket, Bangkok and also Pattaya.