Viet Nam’s excellent accommodations named in World Travel Awards 2019

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(TITC) – Tens of high-class hotels and resorts of Viet Nam were honored  at the World Travel Awards 2019 for Asia & Ocienia held in Phu Quoc, Viet Nam on 12 October with big brands including Vinpearl, FLC, Intercontinental, JW Marriott...

World Travel Awards being considered the “Oscar of the Tourism Industry” was a prestigious premium for Viet Nam’s leading hotels and resorts, affirming their brands and reputation, as well as non-stop efforts in raising service quality.

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula – venue of the flagship event APEC 25 in 2017 (Photo: InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula)

In recent years, the rapid growth of Viet Nam tourism has been witnessed. From 2015 to 2018, the number of international visitor arrivals to Viet Nam nearly doubled from 7.9 million to 15.5 million, recording average annual growth of 25%.

Along with the development, system of tourist accommodations has strongly grown, satisfying various demand of visitors in both quantity and quality.

By 2018, Viet Nam had 28,000 tourist accommodations with over 550,000 rooms, increasing by 50% over 2015.

Especially, a strong wave of luxury accommodations could be seen, showing a positive signal of the market to fulfill demand of high-spending tourists to Viet Nam. In 2015, the number of 5-star hotels and resorts was 89 with 23,000 rooms. In 2018, the number recorded 142 with 47,000 rooms. Meanwhile, the number of 4-star establishments increased from 216 (27,000 rooms) to 272 (36,000 rooms)

FLC Ha Long Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort – venue of ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 (Photo: FLC Ha Long)

Many more tourist accommodation business models went into operation: city hotels, resorts, tourist apartments, villas, homestays, tourist boats... In addition, timeshares and condotels continued to develop in such tourist hubs as Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Phu Quoc, Vung Tau. Particularly, in the boom of digital economy, online booking has become very popular in the market.

The development of tourist accommodations not only met increasing demands of domestic and international visitors, but also sucessfully hosted significant events of the country and international community, popularizing friendly and active image of Viet Nam. Some major events could be named as: APEC 25 organized in Da Nang in 2017, second US – DPRK Summit in Ha Noi early this year, ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 in Ha Long, the United Nations Day of Vesak 2019 in Ha Nam...

A magnificient wedding of an Indian billionaire couple was held in JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in 2019 (Photo: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay)

These are evidences for the growth of Viet Nam’s tourist accommodations, meeting development requirements of tourism industry and the country in new period. The development of tourist accommodations contributes to ensuring technical infrastructure for tourism, aiming at developing tourism into a key economic sector of the country.

List of winners:

  • An Lam Saigon River (Asia's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2019),
  • Anantara Quy Nhon Villas (Asia's Leading New Resort 2019),
  • Bai Bac Bay Villa @ InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort (Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2019),
  • FLC Halong Bay Golf Club & Luxury Resort (Asia's Leading Conference Hotel 2019),
  • Hotel de la Coupole MGallery by Sofitel (Asia's Leading Hotel 2019, Asia's Leading Design Hotel 2019, Asia's Leading New Hotel 2019),
  • InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort (Asia's Leading Green Resort 2019, Asia's Leading Luxury Resort 2019, Asia's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2019),
  • InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort (Asia's Leading Luxury Family Resort 2019, Asia's Leading MICE Resort 2019),
  • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay (Asia's Leading Luxury Resort & Spa 2019),
  • Naman Retreat (Asia's Leading Retreat 2019),
  • Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort  (Asia's Leading Villa Resort 2019),
  • Salinda Resort Phu Quoc Island (Asia's Leading Boutique Beach Resort 2019),
  • Silk Sense Hoi An River Resort (Asia's Leading Boutique Resort 2019),
  • Six Senses Ninh Van Bay (Asia's Most Romantic Resort 2019)
  • The Grand Ho Tram Strip (Asia's Leading Resort 2019),
  • VinOasis Phu Quoc (Asia's Leading Fully Integrated Family Resort 2019),
  • Vinpearl Discovery 2 Phu Quoc (Asia's Leading New Villa Resort 2019),
  • Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81 (Asia's Leading Riverfront Hotel 2019),
  • Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phú Quốc (Asia's Leading Family & Beach Resort 2019).

Hong Thanh