Marriott to Expand Luxury Portfolio in Vietnam

Marriott International has announced the signing of agreements to open three new luxury resorts in Vietnam. The signings mark the expected debut of two new brands into Vietnam—Ritz-Carlton Reserve and The Luxury Collection on Hon Thom Island in Phu Quoc. Additionally, Marriott also announced Vietnam’s third JW Marriott Hotel set for Trang An, the UNESCO World Heritage destination in northern Vietnam.

Slated to open in 2028, JW Marriott Trang An Resort & Spa will have 150 rooms and suites, plus a collection of 35 one- and two-bedroom villas, with options for private pools. Plans for the resort also include two restaurants, a café, lobby lounge and two bars, while leisure facilities are expected to include two pool zones, the brand’s signature Spa by JW with six treatment rooms, a fitness center, kids’ club with outdoor playground, and a recreational activity center. In addition, the hotel is slated to offer nearly 10,000 square feet of event space, comprising a 5,382-square-foot and two meeting rooms.

Owned by Sun Group, the resort on Hon Thom Island will be part of The Luxury Collection brand and is slated to open in 2029. Located on the northwest coast of Hon Thom Island, this luxury resort expects to house 305 rooms and suites, ranging from 538 to 2,691 square feet, including family accommodations. Plans call for two pool areas, a kids’ club, activity center, fitness center and a spa with seven treatment rooms, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. Six restaurants and bars will offer diverse dining options, and 18,000 square feet of flexible event space includes a 9,687-square-foot ballroom and three smaller function rooms. 

The Luxury Collection Resort, Hon Thom Island
The Luxury Collection Resort, Hon Thom Island (Marriott International )

Anticipated to open in 2028 and slated to be designed by Bill Bensley, the new Ritz-Carlton Reserve will be located on an intimate estate close to the south tip of Hon Thom Island, with sea views of Phu Quoc’s southern archipelago. Plans call for a collection of 40 pool villas alongside two resort pools, a spa, salon, fitness center, three restaurants, three bars and Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment educational program for kids, which will include a two-story activity center and garden. The resort is also slated to house a 3,229-square-foot event space suitable for beachfront weddings. 

Hon Thom is just off the south coast of Phu Quoc, and is connected to the main island by a cable car. Trang An is located approximately 56 miles east of Hanoi and is famed for its sugarloaf mountains, rice fields, caves, rivers and wetlands, as well as its historical temples and palaces. This is Southeast Asia’s first dual World Heritage Site.

These signings add to Marriott’s robust pipeline in Vietnam, accounting for more than 50 properties in the country. Marriott currently operates close to 20 properties in the country, across eight brands and 10 destinations.

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